Help students make connections between activities and goals

Classroom activities can sometimes feel removed from students’ goals or priorities. By drawing clear connections between class activities, content, and college/career goals, teachers can help create buy-in to learning in the AP classroom.

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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