OK, it's getting to that time of year when kids make decisions about their course selections for next year. Last year we tried to recruit students by having an open house. The kids were selected from the AP Potential list and invited, with their parents, to a night introducing them to AP classes. It wasn't that successful - only about a dozen kids and their parents (out of a school of 3000). Another method was to go into the feeder classes with previous students to talk to the kids. That seemed to work the best.
What kind of strategies to you use to recruit students? What has been the most successful? We are in the middle of a 5 year grant that puts pressure on us to increase our number of AP students enrolled in classes and to increase success rate.