The Advanced Placement® Advocates program engages AP teachers in the effort to provide access to opportunity for students across the country.
AP teachers know better than anyone the value of the AP Program to their students’ lives. The AP Advocates program creates a cadre of AP teachers to make the case for protecting and expanding AP in their schools and communities.
- Initiate, moderate, and analyze online teacher discussions about education issues and use this information to develop policy recommendations.
- Present leading policymakers with teacher views on and solutions for access to opportunity.
- Collaborate with other AP Advocates and the College Board's government relations team and program staff in developing policy.
- Serve as local spokespeople for teachers’ ideas and perspectives at events and in the media, including writing op-eds and letters to the editor.
Program Outreach Highlights
Since 2014, the AP Advocates program has trained over 1,400 advocates from 43 states plus D.C., Puerto Rico, and internationally. Their outreach includes:
- Presentations on the benefits of AP, AP Potential, and PSAT/NMSQT at local city council meetings, the Florida Governors Summit on Education, the California Assembly Higher Education Committee, and more.
- Calls, letters, and emails to over 65 state representatives and 12 federal officials, including Senator Mark Kirk (D-IL), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
- One-on-one meetings with local, state, and federal representatives to advance AP in their states.
- Social media campaigns that have been featured on local radio stations.
Our goal is to expand this program to other states, seek recommendations from teachers for additional members, and increase the opportunity for AP Advocates to affect policy changes at the state and national levels. If you’re an AP teacher with two or more years of experience, consider becoming an AP Advocate.
To join us, please complete this form.
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If you’re a former AP student who is passionate about AP and would like to help promote the benefits of the AP Program, join the AP Alumni Network. Make your voice heard and share your experience with policymakers to increase educational opportunities for students nationwide.