To provide students with the tools they’ll need to manage the competing priorities that come with the rigor of AP coursework and their own lives.
To support students in developing a sense of responsibility for their studies, their class, and ultimately themselves.
To support students’ skill development beyond their regularly scheduled day.
To give students choice with regard to assignments and projects so that they have a voice in what they learn and how they demonstrate their learning.
To build structures in which AP teachers act as coaching mentors for students.
To help prospective 9th & 10th grade AP students gain an understanding of the AP program experience by engaging with current AP students.
To group students in small working groups for collaboration, mutual support and accountability.
To support students who are struggling and considering dropping the AP course will be encouraged to remain in the class.
To build a resource that ensures each student is supported in a 1:1 relationship with an adult in the building.
Students develop metacognitive study skills that they can apply in their AP courses, non-AP courses, and, if applicable, adapt for advanced study.