Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/21/2012 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 9.14 (Item #18) Memorandum of Understanding between the College Board and Mt. Diablo Unified School District to implement the California AP® Expansion (CAPE) program to increase Advanced Placement (AP) courses at Mt. Diablo and Ygancio Valley High Schools.
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Enclosure: CAPE MOU
File Attachment:
CAPE District Memorandum of Understanding 5 8 12.pdf
Summary: Staff requests approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the College Board and Mt. Diablo Unified School District to establish and support the implementation of the California AP® Expansion (CAPE) program at Mt. Diablo and Ygnacio Valley High Schools. CAPE is designed to;
1. Increase teacher capacity to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses at the school. Provide professional development (PD) for teachers to enable them to successfully teach AP courses that are new to the school or expand sections of existing AP courses;
2. Establish processes for identifying students with strong potential to be successful in AP using AP Potential™ Reports generated from PSAT/NSQMT data and other data available at the school (e.g. GPA, prerequisite courses, etc.). Establish enrollment policies;
3. Support communications to create awareness of AP courses among students and to encourage enrollment;
4. Encourage students to strive for high AP achievement and to take advantage of opportunities for additional support that might be available at the school (e.g. tutoring, study sessions);
5. Ensure low-income students are taking advantage of available federal funding for their AP exams; and
6. Engage in an evaluation of this pilot program to determine lessons learned and to shape the program for the future.
The grant will pay for personnel to attend the College Board AP Summer Institute. Participating teachers will also have access to funding through Donors Choose to purchase supplies and materials needed for the AP classes.
Funding: Resources are provided by the College Board.
Fiscal Impact The MOU is from May 2012-June 2014. There is no unrestricted general fund contribution requirement.
Recommendation: Approve MOU as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Stephanie Roberts - Director of Development
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Greg Rolen, Esq. - General Counsel
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent