As another school year comes to a close, we wish to thank the Iowa Online AP Academy site coordinators and mentors for their diligence and guidance. Their support helps students to reach success in challenging online coursework. We appreciate the ongoing efforts of all staff members, but we also admire the investment these teachers, counselors, and administrators demonstrate for their students throughout the year.
Beyond their work with students, these individuals have aided program evaluation and change through their feedback. For example, mentor survey responses led to the creation of an Academy mentoring handbook and rethinking of ways to facilitate relationships between online instructors and school staff. Upon completion of AP exams, we once again seek feedback from Academy mentors to better understand the factors that keep students enrolled in online coursework. In the years to come, we will continue to collaborate with staff across the state of Iowa to better the Iowa Online AP Academy.