Weston Ranch High was proud to have earned the College Board AP Science Female Diversity Award.
According to teacher and advisor Mike Leland, WRHS was the only Manteca Unified school to receive the honor for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles.
He said on Friday that Weston Ranch High was one of the 1,119 schools on the list recognized for the work of female students in their efforts toward equal gender representation during the 2019-2020 school year.
Each year, the College Board honors those schools that have either reached 50 percent or higher in female examinee representation in one of or both AP computer science courses.
AP Central broke down the numbers of the schools honored.
Of the 1,119 schools listed, 831 received the award in AP Computer Science Principles.
Some 232 schools received the award in AP Computer Science A while 56 earned the award in both AP computer science courses.
The winners represented a broad range of high schools across the country. Included were public, private, and charter schools.
The representation also consisted of large and small student bodies, rural and urban populations, and specialized high schools along with generalized programs, according to AP Central.