The problem I'm having is with our administrators. We have an AP program, but I'd say it's anything but AP. Last year I taught AP U.S. History. It was my first year so I'm not expecting any miracles when we get the results back. We've had this class in my department for the past 6 years, no one has ever passed the test (highest was a 2). Apparently the teacher before me just got tired of trying! Our department head left at the end of last year, and I am our new dept. head. What I am seeing is that when our administrator is scheduling classes, he just labels them pre-ap or ap, and puts them in which ever teacher's schedule it fits. The majority of our teachers have not been trained to teach it. They haven't been to the institutes or at least the institute for the subject they will teach. As far as I know I am the only one who has an approved syllabus turned into the college board for an ap class. I doubt if the other teachers who are teaching classes labeled pre-ap or ap even know what the college board is. The worst part is that the administrator who does our scheduling is also our AP coordinator and the administrator in charge of our department!! This year he has me teaching all geography with one section of pre-ap geo. That's fine with me, but he is also going to just not have AP US History this year - why you ask? because he says it's too hard to change the schedule now! As the new dept. head, I don't want to make waves, however, I would like to take some steps to improve our ap program. I believe talking to him is probably the 1st step but it seems like it may turn into a huge confrontation because I've brought it up a couple of times now and he blew me off. What do you all think my next step should be? I know in most districts parents would have gotten involved long ago, but we are in an extremely poor area and most of our parents just kind of send their kids to us and expect us to take care of things, they just want their kids to graduate. By the way, our old dept. head left because he didn't like the way things were being run by the administrators, I should have seen it as a warning! Thanks for any input on this situation!