COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 45

September 3, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Workshops and Conferences for AP Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Administrators

 

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a collaborative effort between motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has allowed millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit while still in high school.

 

A number of workshops are available to new and experienced teachers of advanced placement (AP) courses, Pre-AP teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. Pre-AP has two objectives: (1) to promote access to AP for all students; and (2) to provide teachers with content-specific strategies for building a rigorous curriculum. AP is also organizing vertical teams. An AP vertical team is a group of teachers from different grade levels in a given discipline who implement a vertically aligned curriculum that prepares students for success in Advanced Placement coursework.

 

Workshops are available in Virginia on November 4, 2002, in Loudoun County; November 22, 2002, in Portsmouth; February 17, 2003 in Newport News; and March 7, 2003, in Charlottesville. More information about these workshops and about the Advanced Placement Program is available at AP Central, http://apcentral.collegeboard.com.

 

For further information, contact Deborah Kiger Lyman mailto:dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, at

804) 786-6418.

 

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