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Saugus High School Recognized for Promoting Female Diversity in Computer Science

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 18, 2024
Saugus High School Recognized for Promoting Female Diversity in Computer Science

Saugus High School has been recognized by the College Board with an Advanced Placement Computer Science Female Diversity Award. The certificate commends Saugus High for expanding access to AP computer science and improving gender representation in the field. Superintendent Michael Hashem announced the award during a recent Saugus School Committee meeting, where he highlighted the efforts of teacher Mr. Derek Serino in driving the success of the program.

In a letter to the Saugus Public Schools community, Saugus Middle/High School Principal Brendon Sullivan expressed gratitude to the district’s computer science, digital literacy, and STEM teachers for their dedication to sparking students’ interest in computer science. Sullivan also praised the female AP Computer Science students who were instrumental in earning the award for the school.

Trevor Packer, head of the College Board’s AP program, wrote to Sullivan congratulating Saugus High School for being one of 834 institutions recognized in the 2022-23 school year for improving gender representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Packer emphasized the importance of providing equitable access to computer science courses, especially for female students, as it not only prepares them for future careers but also equips them to tackle societal challenges.

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By Samantha Johnson

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