Our Model

great teaching
by extraordinary teachers

How It Works

We partner with rural and underserved schools to form school networks, and provide them with a range of academic supports and services.

By leveraging technology, we provide comprehensive, blended courses in advanced high school subjects taught by skilled and experienced teachers, and offer an innovative solution for schools and school districts seeking to initiate, enhance, or expand AP® course offerings.

Comprehensive, digital courses led by subject-matter experts

Comprehensive, digital courses led by subject-matter experts

Comprehensive, digital courses led by subject-matter experts

We work with prominent educators from around the world, with deep, substantive expertise in their field of study. These lead teachers provide instruction primarily via asynchronous video as well as through periodic live sessions.

On-site teachers + local AP Supervisory Instructors

On-site teachers + AP® Supervisory Instructors

We work with schools to identify on-site teachers to implement the blended curricula with the support of experienced, in-state, AP®-certified Supervisory Instructors. Supervisory Instructors create and administer the course’s online platform, prepare weekly lesson plans, and provide academic and pedagogical support to on-site teachers.

On-site teachers + local AP Supervisory Instructors
Physical textbooks and substantial online resources

Physical textbooks and substantial online resources

Physical textbooks and substantial online resources

Students and on-site teachers are provided extensive online resources, textbooks, and workbooks—essential tools in rural areas where internet access is limited.

College-student Tutors from Leading Universities

College-student Tutors from Leading Universities

We pair college students from leading universities—including Virginia, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Scripps, and Clemson—with participating schools to serve as tutors. Tutors work with students in-person at residential programs and throughout the year via videoconference, assisting them with coursework and serving as peer mentors.

College-student Tutors from Leading Universities
University-based residential, preparatory programs at flagship state institutions

Residential, preparatory programs at flagship state institutions

University-based residential, preparatory programs at flagship state institutions

We partner with flagship universities to host residential programs throughout the year to strengthen students’ substantive foundations and essential study skills. These immersive programs also provide opportunities for high-achieving students to build community with each other. In addition, admissions and financial aid staff host workshops for participating students, many of whom are First-generation college-bound students.

A Growing Crisis

talented students lack access to advanced STEM courses because of a severe, and worsening, shortage of qualified teachers.

Across the U.S., up to 25% of high schools do not offer more than one of the basic courses in high school math and science education—Algebra I and II, Geometry, Biology, and Chemistry.

Across the U.S., up to 25% of high schools do not offer more than one of the basic courses in high school math and science education—Algebra I and II, Geometry, Biology, and Chemistry.
(Source: U.S. Dep’t of Ed., Office of Civil Rights)

60 percent of students with “high potential” to excel in AP® science courses do not take any, largely because their schools lack qualified instructors.

60 percent of students with “high potential” to excel in AP® science courses do not take any, largely because their schools lack qualified instructors.
(Source: College Board)

47.2% of rural districts do not have a single student in any AP® course, compared with just 5.4% of suburban districts.

47.2% of rural districts do not have a single student in any AP® course, compared with just 5.4% of suburban districts.
(Source: Gagnon & Mattingly, 2015)

47 states and the District of Columbia reported math teachers shortages and 43 states reported science teacher shortages for the 2017-18 school year

47 states and the District of Columbia reported math teachers shortages and 43 states reported science teacher shortages for the 2017-18 school year, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

Providing Access

eliminating disparities.
providing opportunities for success.

The Global Teaching Project addresses this growing teacher shortage crisis by providing talented students access to experienced teachers and helping them to tackle advanced coursework through a comprehensive range of academic services.

Eliminating disparities in access to AP® and other advanced coursework has a significant impact on students:

Higher GPAs

Underrepresented minority and low-income students who earn a 3 or higher on an AP® STEM exam earn higher GPAs in STEM subjects in college.

Increased College Persistence

Underrepresented and low-income students who take one AP® exam, on average, are more likely to return for a second, third, and fourth year of college.

Increased College Completion

First-Generation college students who take AP® exams are 42% more likely to complete college in 4 years.

We empower schools, teachers, and students to take on the challenge of advanced STEM coursework, providing opportunities for greater academic rigor, and in turn, greater academic achievement.