Release control to students and support them in being independent

Once students are oriented into the AP class, teachers can begin releasing some control of learning to students while also explicitly teaching strategies for students to be successfully independent. Many students will need this process to be explicit so they understand how and why they are being given gradual increases in independence.

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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