Pre-AP is about achieving results for all students. Here’s how the program is designed to accomplish that.
- Engaging instructional resources meet students where they are.
- Learning checkpoints show teachers where each student needs additional support and focus.
- Effective practice helps every student to build, strengthen, and master content knowledge and skills.
- Flexibility in instructional resources honors the skill and authority of teachers.
- Challenging coursework emphasizes key literacy, quantitative, and analysis skills across all 5 disciplines and reinforces these skills in multiple classroom experiences.
- Open access—a program requirement—means that Pre-AP courses and their high-quality instruction and assessments will serve all students.
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Access & Opportunity: Instruction focuses on building important skills and confidence.
Focus: Spend time on fewer, more essential concepts to focus and truly engage students.
Hear how the Pre-AP Program has made an impact.
Pre-AP Prepares Students for AP SuccessStudents share how Pre-AP has prepared them for success in AP courses.
Pre-AP Perspectives: Student VoicesStudents from each Pre-AP course talk about their experiences.
Impact of Pre-AP: School Leader and Teacher VoicesSchool leaders and teachers talk about the impact of Pre-AP at their school.
Pre-AP Empowers Educators to Drive Student GrowthThe principal at a Pre-AP Partner School discusses the positive impact of the program.
Pre-AP Impacts Student Readiness for AP CoursesEducators share their experience of teaching Pre-AP and how it prepares students for AP courses.
Pre-AP Empowers All Students to Take Ownership of Their LearningA Pre-AP Biology teacher shares her observations of how Pre-AP helped students in her classroom.
Pre-AP Challenges All Students to Build Their Critical Thinking SkillsA Pre-AP district coordinator explains how Pre-AP helped students develop the skill set needed to think for themselves.
North East Carolina Prep
Phillip Lampron, School Principal, shares how the Pre-AP focus on grade-level work, engaging shared principles, and connections to Advanced Placement® (AP) helped students succeed.
Cabot Freshman Academy
Leaders at the Cabot Public School District and the Cabot Freshman Academy share how
Pre-APhas encouraged student collaboration and critical thinking in their 9th-grade students, as well as teacher co-planning.
Bloom Township High School District 206
Cynthia Gonzales, Director of College Career Readiness and Interventions, shares her district’s experience with Pre-AP as a way to encourage consistency, given then high student mobility rate.
Highland High School District
Melinda Murphy, School Principal, shares her district’s experience with Pre-AP as a way to provide consistency across courses so that, no matter the teacher, students in the same course would have access to the same learning outcomes.