This honor recognizes the outstanding work TYWLS is doing to engage more female students in computer science. This award acknowledges 1,020 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school year. TYWLS is one of only 61 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in both courses. Research shows that female students who take AP computer science are more likely to major in computer science in college compared to female students of similar background and academic preparation who didn't take AP computer science courses. Through TYWLS leadership in diversifying computer science education, TYWLS is preparing female students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of society's most challenging problems.