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Minnesota Advanced Placement Advisory Council

The Minnesota Advanced Placement Advisory Council (MNAPAC) is a statewide council whose primary charge is to provide the coordination of activities that promote and encourage Advanced Placement Program educational opportunities for students and teachers within the state of Minnesota. The council also serves as an advisory to both the College Board and the Minnesota Department of Education on issues and activities concerning the Advanced Placement Program in Minnesota.

AP Program
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
The AP Program is open to any secondary school willing to organize one or more coloege-level courses that follow the AP Course Descriptions; administer the AP Exams; foster teacher professional developmentl for all students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum.
The College Board offers teacher education, materials and support in a variety of ways. AP Central is the official online home for anyone interested in or involved with the AP Program. On this website, teachers and administrators may find information about beginning an AP Program and teacher and administrator education workshops, both on-line and local. Special webpages are available to teachers teaching each AP course

MNAPAC is a statewide, non-partisan advisory council whose function is to:
1) Provide strategic planning regaurding the state of Advanced Placement in Minnesota (eg., AP exam funding, teacher training, recognition of AP Rising Scholars)
2) Serve as a source of information and experience for legislators, school districts, and other interested individuals or groups regarding AP
3) Advocate for AP as an integral component of providing Minnesota's students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the 21st century
Throughout the past ten years the council has had the privilege of meeting with MDE Commissioners of Education, legislators, and members of the business community.
Dates to Remember:
- Fall AP Workshop: U of M, Nov. 20-21
- MN Rising Scholar Ceremony- Winter, Date TBD
- Deadline for Submitting Course Audit Materials for 2007-2008 Courses: June 1