Two girls’ schools in Preston Hollow have been recognized by the College Board for female diversity in advanced computing courses.

The Hockaday School and Ursuline of Dallas Academy are two of 1,105 schools that have won the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding access to computer science education for female students.

Hockaday was recognized for its AP Computer Science A program. Ursuline was recognized for both AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. Ursuline was one of 64 schools to be recognized for both courses.

Schools that have achieved recognition have achieved over 50% female representation of exam takers in advanced computer science courses. Schools included public, private, and charter schools across the country.

There were 87 schools in Texas that made the award list. The full list can be found here.

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