Education: Darlington, Rome earn College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awards. Cartersville student/Darlington grad makes Mercer’s Dean’s list.

Education: Darlington, Rome earn College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awards. Cartersville student/Darlington grad makes Mercer’s Dean’s list.

Darlington School has once again earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.  In 2020, Darlington was one of 232 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science A.

“During an unprecedented year, Darlington’s female students have demonstrated perseverance and dedication in their study of AP Computer Science,” said Chad Woods, Upper School director. “We could not be more proud of them for staking their claim as the next generation of STEM and computer science professionals and we can’t wait to see their passion for next generation technology lead to lifelong success.”

“Darlington’s students need the power to shape technology, not just cope with it,” says Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of global policy and external relations. “Young women deserve an equal opportunity to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers and tech leaders. Closing the gap in computer science education empowers young women to build the future they want.”

AP Computer Science A students learn to design and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society. The number of female AP CSA exam-takers has grown steadily, up nearly 25% since 2017. Overall AP computer science course participation has increased 79% since 2017, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students.

“Making sure technology and other STEM fields like computer science and robotics are welcoming and representative of all students is very important at Darlington,” said Stefan Eady, assistant head of school for academic resources and AP Computer Science A teacher. “Having female role models in course offerings, robotics teams, and Tech Team insures a comfortable opportunity for girls in particular to explore their technology strengths.”


Rome City Schools has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.

“Rome City School’s students need the power to shape technology, not just cope with it,” says Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of global policy and external relations. “Young women deserve an equal opportunity to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers and tech leaders. Closing the gap in computer science education empowers young women to build the future they want.”


Darlington grad/Cartersville resident named to Mercer’s Dean’s List: Mercer University recently announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the University. Among those named to the Dean’s List was William Forrest Flammer from Cartersville, a senior attending the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Flammer is a 2017 graduate of Darlington. 

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