High-tech learning: Skyline High honored for bringing more young women to the table

Skyline High School was recognized this month by the College Board with the 2020 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. 

The award recognizes schools that are closing the gender gap and expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework, according to the website. Skyline was honored for having half or more of its female students taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course score a three or higher in a scale of one to five, said Principal Heidi Ringer.

A total of 1,119 schools were recognized for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-2020 school year, 831 out of which received the award in AP Computer Science Principles. Skyline was among 19 schools in Colorado to receive an award.