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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seven IDEA Schools in the Rio Grande Valley Receive the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Rio Grande Valley, TX (January 26, 2021) – IDEA Public Schools is proud to announce that seven IDEA schools in the Rio Grande Valley have been awarded the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award.
The College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award recognizes schools that are closing the gender gap and expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and AP Computer Science A (AP CSA).
Specifically, College Board is honoring schools that have either reached 50% or higher female examinee representation in one of or both AP computer science courses, or whose percentage of the female examinees met or exceeded that of the school’s female population.
A total of 1,119 schools are being recognized for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-2020 school year.
The following IDEA schools have been awarded the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award:
IDEA College Preparatory Alamo
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory
IDEA College Preparatory Pharr
IDEA Riverview College Preparatory
IDEA College Preparatory Weslaco
IDEA College Preparatory McAllen
IDEA North Mission College Preparatory
For more information on IDEA Public Schools, please visit www.ideapublicschools.org
About IDEA Public Schools
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves 63,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and received national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools lists. IDEA remains on-track to uphold its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.