AP Enrollment Conversation Sessions


To create a welcoming and conversational information session for parents of potential students.


Trust will be built by creating a welcoming and positive experience for families that includes an open and casual dialogue between facilitators and families.

Action Steps

Provide food and snacks to create a welcoming, casual, and friendly atmosphere.

Use conversation starters suggested by the College Board, that include questions to students, such as:

  • What are you most passionate about?
  • Have you ever thought about taking an advanced class?
  • Which careers excite you?
  • Do you have any concerns or fears about taking an AP class?
  • What are some preconceptions that you have about students who take AP classes?

Use conversation starters with parents, such as:

  • How is the AP different from other honors classes?
  • How are AP classes weighted?
  • What AP classes are offered?
  • What financial support, such as test fee waivers or reductions are available to families?
  • What academic support is available to students who enroll?

Are these strategies helpful?