To help students manage their coursework in AP courses by learning about and seting SMART goals.
To guide students in setting a schedule to effectively prioritize and utilize their time in AP coursework and out of school.
To promote increased focus, class participation, and a sense of academic belonging; at the beginning of every class, students and teachers silently meditate for five minutes.
To guide students in reflecting on and share their working preferences with a group in order to identify strategies to navigate procrastination.
To support students in developing a sense of responsibility for their studies, their class, and ultimately themselves.
To provide students a platform for sharing vital information about themselves, their worries, excitement and questions with others, producing an opportunity to create common ground and a sense of community early.
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 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 re-center adult experience and social-emotional needs around past and ongoing traumas.