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RISING AP STEM
Scholars Initiative

Bay Area Rising AP STEM
Scholars Initiative:

A project aiming to increase the number of students of color and low-income students that enroll and succeed in Advanced Placement STEM and Computer Science courses across the San Francisco Bay Area.

OUR GOALS

40+

high schools participating in the initiative

300+

 educators participating in PD

3000+

students taking AP STEM/CS courses

Inequities exist in AP STEM education across the Bay Area.

60%

of CA HS students are Black, Latinx or Native American

24%

of AP Chemistry students are Black, Latinx, or Native American

16%

of AP Computer Science A students are Black, Latinx, or Native American

39

Black girls and 453 Latinx girls took AP CS A

TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THESE TRENDS.

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STUDENTS

Develop STEM skills and learn about careers by becoming a RISING AP STEM Scholar!

Rising AP STEM Scholars is an online community for 8th – 12th Grade Bay Area students interested in advanced STEM courses and technical careers.

STEM Scholars Have Access To: 

  • Tech Career Webinars
  • Bay Area STEM Resources
  • Coding Workshops
  • Student Conferences
  • Virtual Tours & MORE!

Check Out Our Calendar Community of Events to see what’s coming up next!

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STUDENTS PROGRAM CALENDAR

DATE

TIME

EVENT

REGISTRATION LINK

MAY 7TH

3 - 4 PM

CSSI Application: Hit Submit Workshop

MAY 7TH

11:59 PM PST

Google CSSI Application Closes

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TEACHERS

Want to learn more about improving equity in AP STEM?

Participate in professional development opportunities offered by U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education.

Administrators, counselors, and teachers are invited to participate in professional development, and participants can receive scholarships, stipends and/or continuing education credits.

Computer Science Teacher Leader Inquiry Group

UC Berkeley School of Education will offer monthly virtual workshops for CS teachers to explore issues of racial equity and take action to disrupt inequities in CS curriculum to meet the needs of their students. Workshops begin September 21st at 4pm. Teachers can register HERE.

Click HERE for more information

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SCHOOL
ADMINISTRATOR

Become an Equal Opportunity School or District and receive multi-year support in building out more equitable processes to improve AP STEM course offerings and enrollment.

Equal Opportunity Schools and Rising AP STEM Scholars aim to provide district and school partners with guidance and resources to build more equitable pathways to AP STEM courses for students. 

Any school or district in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, or San Mateo county is eligible to sign up. Teachers and administrators can begin the process to become an Equal Opportunity School by filling out this form.

 

Partner Schools have Access to:

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Volunteer

Share your experience with our students!

Are you a professional in a STEM sector(s) or a former AP Computer Science student? Are you part of an organization that provides engaging STEM workshops for historically underrepresented communities? We would love to have you share your experiences with students and parents across the Bay Area!

Tell us more by filling out our Volunteer Interest Form!

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FAQS

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