Byram Hills High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles. This award acknowledges 1,119 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-20 school year. This distinction honors the outstanding work that Byram Hills is doing to engage more female computer science students.
The College Board is celebrating schools that have either reached 50% or higher female examinee representation in one or both AP computer science courses, or whose percentage of female examinees met or exceeded the school's female population.
“I think this award speaks to our school's continued dedication to our mission statement of preparing students with 21st Century skills, as well as the District's desire to develop leadership qualities,” said Lisa Pellegrino, Byram Hills Mathematics Chairperson. “Technology has demonstrated, over the past five years, to play an ever-increasing role in every aspect of life, and we work to ensure all students can meet these dynamic challenges.”