To help students manage their coursework in AP courses by utilizing SMART goals.
To support students with a routine for setting and checking goals along the path to meeting learning objectives.
To expose students to professionals that make a difference and are directly related to their academic trajectory in high school.
To help students develop alternative strategies for appropriately handling challenging problems.
To enhance students’ learning through cooperative learning strategies.
To obtain the highest benefit from group projects and cooperative learning to ensure that collaboration enhances learning.
To build in the routine of students holding one another accountable for learning and presence in class.
To ensure students feel supported and connected using group check-ins as the basis.
To integrate narrative texts and storytelling into content that is less approachable for some students (e.g., science and math).
To engage students more deeply in challenging texts by creating blogs where words and images are used to express students’ ideas and reactions.