Thinking of implementing the Pre-AP Program? We recommend getting buy-in from all stakeholders, especially your teachers.
- Explore the course information provided on this site and share it with instructional leads to gather input.
- Consider hosting a Pre-AP Readiness Workshop to better understand the foundational elements of Pre-AP.
- Review Considerations for Pre-AP Readiness to understand how to best prepare for implementing Pre-AP.
- Introduce the components and requirements of the Pre-AP Program to teachers, parents, and leaders utilizing these meeting resources.
- Meet with full school leadership teams to discuss all the program requirements.
- Determine your school’s or district’s approach to the Pre-AP for All requirement.
Creating & Preparing Your Pre-AP Team
After the decision is made to implement Pre-AP, take action to prepare for a smooth implementation.
- Determine who will be your Pre-AP coordinator and Pre-AP Course Audit administrator. It is important that the Course Audit administrator be available during the summer months.
- Schedule planning time with teachers to review course frameworks within and across grades and subjects; teachers should be familiar with the frameworks before they begin the required professional learning.
- Review district curriculum with teachers and let them know they’ll still need it: Pre-AP is not a curriculum.
- Make sure counselors understand the program requirements and what will change for students, so they can answer questions from students and parents.
It is critical to continue to support teachers through the school year to have a successful implementation.
- Remind teachers and at least 1 leader to complete the required professional learning.
- Confirm all teachers have completed at least one Online Scoring Module for performance tasks, a program requirement.
- As teachers complete the required professional learning, suggest that they meet in subject-specific teams to discuss what they learned. Encourage teachers within subjects to continue to plan together; for example, they can meet to select curricular resources aligned to the framework.
- Make sure you are registered in Pre-AP Classroom as an administrator. Get familiar with Pre-AP Classroom components and how teachers and students will use it.
- With teachers and counselors, make a plan for helping students create their College Board account. Each student needs a College Board account in order to access Pre-AP Classroom.
- Review the program requirements that you committed to; keep track of your progress throughout the year as you complete them.