NEW FROM THE ADE (Updated July 14, 2020)

Recently, a Commissioner’s Memo from ADE,  announced that ADE allows AP teachers to receive their 5 year AP “re-certification” by attending the AR AIMS Fall AP Workshop AND the Spring Mock Reading Workshop. You must attend BOTH in the same school year for this re-certification. (Note: New AP teachers must attend an APSI for their initial endorsement.) This is available for AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Literature, AP Language, AP Statistics and AP Calculus.

AR AIMS LTF-Infused professional development meets the requirements for ADE’s PreAP Certification; ADE requires that teachers attend a sanctioned outlet to obtain PreAP Certification at least every 5 years.  
Teachers receive access to an AR AIMS PAP Google Site when they attend a 24 hour training in their content area. Teachers will have access to the site for three years.


2020-21  AP & PAP Workshops

FALL 2020 AP Workshops are VIRTUAL!

Link for Information on Presenters

SPRING 2021:

  • ENGLISH:  February 22 & 23, 2021

  • MATH & SCIENCE:  April 8 & 9, 2021

English Page

Math Page

Science Page


AR AIMS has created new Google Sites that will be of benefit during the Pandemic!

Please contact if you have questions and take care of yourself and of each other.

Lynn Harrison-Bullard, AR AIMS President 


Please utilize the resources on the AR AIMS Google Sites, especially the Zoom videos, if your school closes.  Check your AP Google Site, email, and this website regularly for updates.  If we hear any credible information from CollegeBoard we will post it.  Our AR AIMS staff will continue to work from home, so please do not hesitate to contact us at our emails listed below:

  • AIMS President:  Lynn Harrison-Bullard,
  • AIMS Program Director:  Rhonda Riggin,
  • AIMS English Director:  Susan Skinkle,
  • AIMS Math Director: Summer Vaught,
  • AIMS Science Director:  Tanya Ruble,
  • AIMS Program Assistant:  Ginger Abernathy,


In 2007 Arkansas AIMS received a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to increase the number of Arkansas students participating in and earning college-qualifying scores for rigorous AP classes. In 2020, Arkansas AIMS continues to open doors for high school and now middle/junior high school students to reach their academic potential. AR AIMS basic belief remains that student success begins with teachers who are knowledgeable in their subject matter, skilled at instructing diverse classrooms, and capable of preparing students to be confident and creative problem-solvers. As Arkansas AIMS continues for the 12th year, our multi-year longitudinal research continues to reveal the benefits of our partnership to ensure strong academic opportunities for students to prepare them for college and career.


In 2020 86 Arkansas schools are AR AIMS partners with 48 schools receiving Active Services to ensure teacher effectiveness and efficacy and student equity and achievement.

Check us out on Facebook @Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math & Science, Instagram @ar_aims, and Twitter @AR_AAIMS.



  by Cynthia Howell | February 8, 2020, at 9:08 a.m.

AR Democrat-Gazette

“The number of Arkansas students who took Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit dipped in 2019 as did the number of exams taken. But the number of exams receiving desired scores of 3, 4 or 5 (which provides college credit) hit a new high…”

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