What a crazy and wonderful five months it has been! The AP Access for ALL partnership between the Niswonger Foundation and the Tennessee Department of Education officially started on June 1st. Throughout this time, the APAA team has onboarded 109 school systems, 85% of all public high schools in the state, achieving our first-year goal six months faster than expected! This would not have been possible without support from our state leaders, Niswonger Foundation, school system leadership, and counselors who understood this opportunity and worked tirelessly to share its benefits with students.
Looking forward, we are excited about expanding our online AP course offerings, training and hiring more AP teachers to support our students, and helping as many students as we can. APAA goals can only be accomplished by continuing to foster relationships with school systems across the state to ensure we understand and are meeting their needs. Building on the success of these partnerships, we look forward to providing opportunities that ensure college and career readiness.
Gina Pavlovich Ed.D.
Director, AP Access for ALL