AP Teacher Resources

Important Resources for AP Teachers

We hope the resources on this page will help you in your online and in person classes!

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Next Steps for AP Teachers:
  • Complete the application to be a teacher with us!
  • Complete Niswonger AP Teacher training course
  • Receive Niswonger credentials
  • Gain access to your Canvas courses
  • Complete course opening checklist

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Roles and responsibilities of a Niswonger Online teacher

In keeping with our expectations of providing a great experience to students, these are the standards that we have for our teachers. 

  • Provide support, encouragement, and assistance to the assigned online learners.
  • Provide feedback to students that will enable them to improve and be successful within the course and on the AP exam.
  • Collaborate with the lead teacher and other teachers in your subject area to improve the course.
  • Hold the proper endorsement and certification that correlates with the online course.
  • Provide Tennessee Teacher’s License Number or copy of current license.
  • Create a Niswonger College Board account and AP Classroom.
  • Record an introductory/welcome video to insert at the beginning of the course.
  • Schedule (and post on your home page) a minimum of three hours of virtual office time per week that students are guaranteed access to you by email, chat, text, or phone.
  • Answer all email concerns, questions, and inquiries from students within 24 hours.
  • Post grades for all assignments, projects, and papers within 7 days of submission.
  • Contact all students at least once a week, with weekly updates, grades, or announcements to encourage participation.
  • Post a pacing guide with due dates for each section/unit of your course. When multiple teachers are teaching the same course, teachers will collaborate to have the same pacing guide.
  • Make concerted efforts to re-engage students who are not logging in or successfully completing assignments.
  • Understand and enforce Niswonger Online Plagiarism policy.
  • Provide all needed reports/information to Niswonger Administration when requested.
  • Active AP Coordinators cannot be an AP teacher due to conflict of interest.

AP Classes and Requirements:

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry 1

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry

*NOTE: Because of the overlap between the AB and BC courses, students are only permitted to test in one of the courses in a given year.  

Syllabus

College Board Couse Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1 

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 2

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Algebra 1

RECOMMENDED:

  • Two years of high school science with labs

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • English 1
  • English 2

RECOMMENDED:

  • Two years of high school science with labs

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

None

RECOMMENDED:

  • Algebra 1

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • Geometry
  • Algebra II or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II or an equivalent course.

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

none

Typical students are in their fourth year of study. Native speakers may be an exception.

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3 or AP Language & Composition

Syllabus

College Board Course Information

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