As your school’s Pre-AP coordinator, you play a key role in implementing the program. You’ll share information with teachers and other staff, manage student rostering, arrange the required professional development, and more.
Before School Begins
After your school purchases Pre-AP courses, here’s what to do before the school year begins.
- Review this Considerations for Pre-AP Readiness document to understand how to best prepare for implementing Pre-AP.
- Work with your principal to appoint a Course Audit administrator (unless you choose to fill this role). This position should be filled by an instructional leader empowered to attest to the curriculum and resource requirements for implementation at your school site. Learn about the responsibilities of the Pre-AP Course Audit administrator. Stay in communication with the Course Audit administrator throughout the Course Audit process.
- Let teachers and 1 required school leader know about the required professional learning.
- As soon as it opens, get familiar with Pre-AP Classroom and explore the resources you can access there.
- The Pre-AP Coordinator Community is a place where you can connect with your fellow Pre-AP coordinators to communicate, access, and share resources, and explore best practices. Join the official online Pre-AP Coordinator Community.
- Join the official online Pre-AP Coordinator Community.
- Get familiar with your responsibilities and the supports available to you. Start by exploring this site and the Pre-AP Coordinator’s Manual.
Throughout the School Year
Your work will continue as the program is implemented. Here are some tips to help your school get the most out of Pre-AP.
- Encourage teachers to plan together so they can select curricular resources aligned to the framework. Consider facilitating professional learning communities and/or cross-curricular, cross school, or cross-district meetings.
- Confirm all teachers have completed at least 1 Online Scoring Module for performance tasks, a program requirement.
- Ensure that teachers administer the required 1 learning checkpoint per unit and all the performance tasks.
- Stay up to date on program information and deadlines by reading program communications.
- Help teachers and students access and use Pre-AP Classroom; make sure they have the technology and support they need. Work with your school’s technology administrator to ensure that school systems meet technical requirements.