Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year
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.
It is essential to onboard and orient students to AP® classes in a way that they feel connected, informed, and empowered to tackle the challenge– academically, socially, and emotionally. Building a strong foundation, allowing students to have quick gains to build confidence, and nurturing a sense of belonging on which students can fall back when things get difficult is essential to ensuring students are able to persist in the AP class and be successful.
Explore each experience by clicking on it.
Student Voice & Agency
Classroom Community & Culture
AP Skill Building
Feedback & Grading
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Each experience links to multiple classroom strategies contained within the “Classroom Strategies for AP Success” bank. This menu of strategies is meant to help teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators support the learning experience of historically underserved students in Advanced Placement® classes equitably. It includes strategies that address the academic and non-academic skills of students as well as strategies to modify instruction.