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About AP Courses in Collaborative Partnerships

Advanced Placement courses taught as part of a collaborative partnership will differ slightly from those being taught traditionally with Michigan Virtual teachers.

AP courses taught by Michigan Virtual instructors will have due dates tied to assignment completion with penalties applied to late submissions in accordance with Michigan Virtual’s public-facing AP Policy. AP courses will not have pacing guides in the SLP. Instead, courses of this type will have due dates populated directly into the course and students will see these due dates on their Brightspace Calendar tool and on their class homepage on the Calendar widget.

For AP courses being taught by a local teacher through a collaborative partnership, due dates have been removed from the courses. This is done to give the local teacher the power to apply their own due dates that work more closely with their own school’s local calendar and deadlines. Like AP courses taught by Michigan Virtual teachers, AP courses taught by a collaborative instructor will also not have pacing guides in the SLP. For courses of this type, a pacing guide is placed in the course for instructors to use at their discretion. Instructors may use the provided pacing guide as-is and share with students, copy and make edits before sharing, or choose an alternate method of communicating pacing. Lastly, while collaborative instructors of AP courses are encouraged to follow Michigan Virtual AP Policy and apply penalties to late submitted work, any local policies and expectations put in place by the local teacher will trump Michigan Virtual policy.


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