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
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 + 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.
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 Teaching Assistants from Leading Universities
We pair college students from leading universities—including the University of Virginia, Yale, Harvard, Georgia Tech, and the University of Mississippi—with participating schools to serve as tutors. Teaching Assistants work with students in-person at residential programs and throughout the year via videoconference, assisting them with coursework and serving as peer mentors.
Virtual Dinner Speaker Series
We provide opportunities for students to engage with—and prepare to become part of—the broader scientific community by meeting with some of the world’s leading scientists, as well as other highly accomplished individuals through our Virtual Dinner Speaker Series. Past guests include MIT Professor Rainer Weiss, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics; Professor Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics; and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
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.
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)
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:
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.