To onboard student into the AP Program so they are prepared to begin by Day 1 of coursework and have an opportunity to build the foundation needed to excel later.
To allow students to interview a leading community expert who works in a field aligned with class content.
To give students feedback that they are more likely to accept and utilize for improvement.
To routinely use framing comments to help students receive critical feedback and use it to increase understanding and success.
To guide students in reflecting upon their AP academic experience in an open, safe environment with a trusted adult to determine strengths and areas of opportunity for next steps.
To cultivate a classroom culture grounded in practices to develop a growth mindset in students.
To provide students an opportunity to build a growth mindset using a writing activity as the tool.
To provide students an opportunity to adopt a growth mindset using activities crafted to target observed lapses in performance.
To provide students an opportunity to build a growth mindset using a box of strategies as the tool.