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WHO WE ARE

A+ College Ready (A+CR) opens the doors to Advanced Placement (AP) and other challenging coursework for all students. This proven program partners with middle and high schools to develop a diverse pipeline of students prepared for rigorous high school course work, including AP. In grades 6-10, we focus on developing the high expectations, skills, and content needed to prepare students for AP and other rigorous coursework in grades 11 and 12 - and for college, career, and life.

How we achieve this:

  • Increasing the number of students engaged in rigorous coursework that promotes access to higher-level academic classes
  • Increasing access to AP for underrepresented students, giving every student the opportunity to reach their potential
  • Training, supporting, and equipping teachers with research-based teaching strategies, deeper content knowledge, and classroom resources in 35 subjects, including math, science, English, social studies, and computer science
  • Empowering administrators to be more effective instructional leaders

ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS

Competitive School Selection

School Memorandum of Agreement

A+ Coordinator Letter of Agreement

Teacher Letters of Agreement

Goal Setting, Data Management, & Analysis

E3 Teacher Training & Fall Workshop for grades 6-10 teachers

AP Summer Institute and Fall Conference for AP Teachers

A+ Coordinator & Administrator Training

Content Expert Support for all teachers

Staff Support for Administrators

Mock Exam Reading & Scoring

Equipment, Materials, Supplies for grades 6-10 for 3 years

Equipment, Materials, Supplies for AP Classrooms for 3 years

Consumable supplies for teachers for 3 years

Saturday Study Sessions for All AP courses

AP Mock Exams for every AP student

AP Exam Subsidies

Stipends for teachers who sign Letters of Agreement

Stipends for A+ Coordinators

AP Teacher Qualifying Score Stipends

Student $100 gift cards for each AP qualifying score

Stipend for Administrators earning ACLD PLU

School recognition for meeting school AP goal

Rigorous Curriculum in grades 6-10 for ALL STUDENTS

Use of data to place students in more rigorous coursework versus excluding students from rigorous coursework

Open Access to Advanced Placement courses

RESULTS

From 2008-2018, Alabama led the nation in percentage growth of qualifying AP scores in math, science and English for students overall, and was third in the nation for minority student success. To continue this growth, we’ve added support for the new AP Computer Science Principals course. Also, we now provide support for social studies educators and students to expand learning opportunities across the curriculum.

The majority of the over 100 districts that we have served have significant numbers of children living in poverty. To reach these students, A+ College Ready works with these schools to provide support, such as test stipends for students, to those who do not have the resources to offer AP courses.

A program of A+ Education Partnership

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