Happy 2020! Last year's blog count was a pitiful six :( The goal for this year is 2 blog posts per month, so 24 for the year. It's already been a busy start to the year. Last week, we had a visit from Department of Education Secretary Frank Brogan, and this week we received a 2019 AP CSP Female Diversity Award: 

We were one of only 4 schools in Oklahoma to be recognized for AP CSP. The criteria are as follows:

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have achieved either 50% or higher female representation in either or both of the AP computer science courses, or the percentage of female computer science examinees meets or exceeds that of the school’s female population. Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 818 achieved this important result during the 2018-2019 school year--nearly 20% more than the 685 schools recognized last year. In 2019, Blanchard High School was one of 639 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles. An additional 36 schools received the award for both CSP and CSA.

This award is for last year's class- this year I have both CSP and CSA, and by this criteria, we'll receive this again next year for both (something only 36 high schools in the country did this year)- that is just wild. Last year 81% of my CSP class were girls. This year, it's 60%. My CSA class this year is 68% girls. By comparison, by Computer Science I classes are only 35% girls.

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