Initiatives at a Glance

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The College Board's mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. In addition to our AP courses and exams, the AP Program also has a number of initiatives that join AP students and educators with additional opportunities for success.

AP + Project Lead The Way

To get students ready for the global workforce, the College Board and Project Lead The Way partner to encourage student participation in STEM courses and build students' interest in STEM degrees and careers.

AP with WE Service

By combining the academic challenge of AP with WE's education and citizenship model, AP with WE Service creates an opportunity for students to consider their classroom work and how it applies to the real world, while working closely with their peers to address social issues by integrating WE's service-based learning framework and resources into six AP courses.

AP Digital Edge

Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Education, AP Digital Edge embeds the practice of related software skills in the curriculum of an AP course, preparing students to pass the AP Exam as well as the certification exam in the digital tool.

AP Opportunity Program

Through a grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the AP Opportunity Program works with schools to offer AP courses and ensure that low-income students who are academically prepared for challenging course work have access to AP and are encouraged to enroll.

AP Advocates Program

AP teachers know better than anyone the value of the AP Program to their students. The AP Advocates Program engages AP teachers to make the case for protecting and expanding AP in their schools and communities.

AP STEM Access Program

Launched in 2013, the AP STEM Access program has increased the number of traditionally underrepresented minority and female high school students that participated in AP courses in STEM disciplines. A $5 million grant made from Google as part of their Global Impact Awards to DonorsChoose.org enabled 320 public high schools across the country to start more than 500 new AP math, science, and computer science courses and to encourage traditionally underrepresented minority (black/African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino) and female students with strong academic potential to enroll in and explore STEM courses and related careers.