City of Knowledge Alumni Association Awards Scholarship to Two Graduating Seniors

In April 2019, a group of 19 alumni came together to create a scholarship for the City of Knowledge students with the goals of:

  • Nurturing intergenerational cohesion amongst alumni

  • Providing an easy way for alumni to give back to their alma mater

  • Helping upcoming graduates cover college expenses and mitigate student debt

The planning committee for the Fund formed the parameters of the scholarship and created an outreach strategy for generating donations from Alumni. Within four weeks of outreach, the committee was able to use word of mouth and an email appeal to raise its goal amount of $3,000.00 from fifteen donors. The subcommittee designated to review applications decided to award $1,000.00 to the two applicants they concluded were deserving of the funds, Mehak Bhalla and Zainab Rizvi. The recipients were announced at the commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019. Read more here.

City of Knowledge Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

City of Knowledge has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, City of Knowledge is one of only 685 to accomplish this. Read more here.

City of Knowledge to Implement Innovative AP Capstone Program

City of Knowledge is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™—an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement® courses and exams. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP Exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™. To read more, click here.