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One school leader from each site must complete the Online Leadership Workshop the summer before their first year offering Pre-AP courses.

Pre-AP Foundational Learning

The summer before their first year implementing a Pre-AP course, at least one leader from each school site is required to participate in professional learning offered by the College Board. Because of the covid-19 pandemic, the in-person Pre-AP Summer Institutes and Leadership Workshops have been canceled for the summer of 2020. Any school purchasing Pre-AP for the 2020-21 academic year will receive their in-kind seats for in-person Pre-AP Summer Institutes to use in the summer of 2021, in preparation for the 2021-22 academic year.

Online Leadership Workshop

The Online Leadership Workshop is available, at no charge, on Pre-AP Classroom and will be available to all leaders of Pre-AP schools at no charge. These leader-specific modules can be completed in 4–6 hours, and support leaders in understanding the instructional design and program requirements of Pre-AP.
Online Leadership Workshop Outline (.6 CEU):
Leadership Opening
Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP (.1 CEU)
Module 2: Pre-AP Program Requirements (.2 CEU)
Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles (.1 CEU)
Module 4: Leadership Practices (.2 CEU)

How to Access the Online Pre-AP Leadership Workshop Modules

  1. Confirm your Pre-AP Role. You’ll need Pre-AP coordinator or Pre-AP administrator access to Pre-AP Classroom to access the Pre-AP Leadership Workshop. All access codes are sent to campus Pre-AP coordinators.
  2. Once you have Pre-AP coordinator or administrator access, log in to AP Central at
  3. Scroll down to AP Classroom. Click on the blue AP Classroom tile. This will redirect you to AP/Pre-AP Classroom. Click on the tile for Pre-AP Leadership Modules.
  4. A menu will open with the Pre-AP Leadership Workshop Modules. This is the required Professional Learning for the Pre-AP Program for 2020-21.

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Virtual Leadership Cohorts

We’re offering educators a new professional learning opportunity called Virtual Leadership Cohorts. This online experience replaces the Pre-AP Summer Institutes, canceled this year due to the covid-19 crisis. These optional virtual classes are led by our expert Implementation Directors and National Faculty and have a maximum of 20 participants per cohort. Leaders meet with their cohorts once a week over the course of 2 weeks, for 90 minutes each session. Cohorts will run every 2 weeks from June 29–August 7, 2020. A variety of dates and times will be available when registration begins on May 18, 2020.

The Virtual Leadership Cohorts extend learning from our Online Leadership Workshop. The table below shows a sample syllabus for the leader cohort.

Class #

Virtual Leadership Cohort Focus

Online Leadership Workshop Pre-Work


Connecting Pre-AP program design and requirements to your school goals

Leadership Opening
Module 1: Welcome to Pre-AP
Module 2: Program Requirements


Leading your school and supporting your teachers

Module 3: The Power of Shared Principles
Module 4: Leadership Practices

Pre-AP Summer Institute

Due to covid-19, our Pre-AP Summer Institutes for 2020 have been canceled. The information below is applicable to summer 2021.

Pre-AP educators can attend an official Pre-AP Summer Institute. Pathways are available for new Pre-AP teachers as well as leaders. This four-day collaborative experience empowers participants to prepare for their Pre-AP course. Educators explore course materials, plan for their course, and develop connections within the Pre-AP Community.

Pre-AP Summer Institutes will be available in summer 2021 for the following courses:

  • Pre-AP English 1
  • Pre-AP English 2
  • Pre-AP Algebra 1
  • Pre-AP Geometry
  • Pre-AP Biology
  • Pre-AP Chemistry
  • Pre-AP World History and Geography
  • Pre-AP Visual and Performing Arts (includes Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts)
  • Pre-AP leadership workshop (1-day workshop for site leaders)

Pre-AP Summer Institutes Calendar and Registration

The Pre-AP Summer Institutes calendar will be made public in early 2021, when registration is open. Schools purchasing Pre-AP for use in the 2020-21 academic year will receive in-kind seats that can be used for the summer 2021 Pre-AP Summer Institutes.

You will receive your registration and discount codes for in-person professional learning once your order is complete. The deadline to register for a Pre-AP Summer Institute is four weeks before the event start date.  Attendance is limited to schools that have purchased Pre-AP courses from College Board.

Summer Learning Webinar Series

We're offering a series of free webinars to provide relevant strategies, share best practices, learn how to integrate partner programs like Quill and Wordplay, and prepare for the 2020-21 academic year in the current environment.

These virtual sessions present learning opportunities for all educators, whether they are new to Pre-AP or experienced Pre-AP teachers and leaders looking to enhance their instructional approach. Webinars will be hosted live by College Board staff, along with Pre-AP teachers and administrators, from mid-June through mid-August. All sessions will be recorded and posted on Pre-AP Classroom under Professional Learning.

Registration is open for all available webinars. Check back often, as new sessions will be added based on your feedback.

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