Celebrate accomplishments from first half of course

As students wrap up the first half of an AP course, take time to celebrate their accomplishments. This can take many forms, but taking time to do it explicitly is important, because it shows students how far they have come and models that it is healthy to stop, take time, and celebrate accomplishments before driving into the next task. Further, celebration can fuel students’ motivation and persistence for the rest of the course.

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

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