Help students develop a collective sense of belonging and supportive peer culture in AP: “We are all in this together.”
Supportive class culture is one of the main drivers of student persistence and success in AP. For students who may be particularly susceptible to thinking they don’t belong in an AP class, building a strong sense of collective belonging and peer support allows them to feel wanted and part of a team that will support them when things get difficult.
We suggest implementing these strategies:
Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year
Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.
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.