TYNGSBORO – Superintendent Jill Davis is pleased to share that Greater Lowell Technical High School has been recognized for promoting equity and access in computer sciences.
The school is one of 199 in the country to be honored by the College Board’s AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award, which is awarded to schools that worked toward closing the gender gap and expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework during the 2020-21 school year.
Greater Lowell Technical High School takes numerous steps to ensure that programs and course offerings are inclusive, and that all students are encouraged to reach their full potential in the career pathway they choose.
Each incoming ninth-grade student starts on an exploratory path, and is exposed to all of the school’s 23 technical programs. Students are encouraged to participate in team building exercises, to seek shop certifications, and take part in trade competitions such as Skills USA, without gender boundaries.
Juniors and seniors work with underclass students to ensure they will learn in a comfortable setting, and provide peer support. Guest speakers and exposure to informational materials reinforce those goals.
Students also are encouraged to take part in the school’s annual STEM Week activities. This year’s theme was “See Yourself in STEM,” which focused on recruiting women and underrepresented groups, and widening opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
“We are excited to receive this honor, and thank the College Board for recognizing our efforts in promoting equity, access in Computer Sciences,” Superintendent Davis said.