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Rise Up 4 CS

Rise Up 4 CS is a project to help underrepresented students succeed in their Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science courses (CSA and CSP). Participants report an increase in interest in computer science and typically have a higher pass rate than the average for their gender or race. They report enjoying the program. They also say it is where they get their questions answered and learn programming concepts at a deeper level.

We have been running this project since the spring of 2013. Originally we targeted African American students taking AP CSA. Each year since we started this project a new record number of African Americans have passed the AP CSA exam in Georgia. In fall 2014 we added a project targeting female students taking AP CSA. Each year since we started that project, a new record number of female students has passed the AP CSA exam in Georgia. In fall 2016 we opened Rise Up to all underrepresented students and added a project for AP CSP.

Rise UP 4 CS offers both remote and in-person help sessions led by undergraduate students. It typically starts in September. If you are interested in being
contacted when the start date has been selected, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RiseUp17-18.