For Partner Schools

2016-17 Schools Partnership Information

This page outlines the application process to become a TEALS partner school. Applications remain open until May 31st for schools wishing to join the AP CS Principles pilot program for 2016-17. The Open Application period for all other programs is now closed. Contact your Regional Manager to seek exceptions.

Before applying, please be sure to review all the information below as there have been significant updates to the program for the 2016-17 school year. If you have already read and understand all the documents and videos below you can apply now, otherwise, please read on.


If you have not completed and reviewed all the information below, please do so before submitting your application.


November – School application opens

February 24th – Open Application period ends

May 31st – AP CS Principles pilot program application period ends

December through February – Rolling school interviews

March – Partner schools selection finalized

February to May – Volunteer recruiting and selection

June to August – Volunteer and teacher training, school year logistics planning


1. Attend a live school info session, watch a recorded school info session, or read the school info session PDF:

Live school info sessions are held across the country. If you have not already been in contact with a TEALS Regional Manager about a live info session you can watch or read the resources below.

You can also download a PDF of the 2016-17 Partner School info session

2. Review the partnership documents below.

  1. TEALS Program Description – A brief (one page) description of the TEALS program
  2. TEALS Implementation GuideEverything you need to successfully implement a TEALS partnership at your school.

3. Apply for a TEALS Partnership using the online application (required for new and returning schools)

Once you have completed an info session and read the TEALS Program Description and TEALS Implementation Guide you are ready to apply to join TEALS for the 2016-17 school year!

Next Steps:

4. Schedule your school’s interview

TEALS selects our partner schools based largely on the information we gather during an in-person interview between a TEALS Regional Manager and your school’s key stakeholders in the program.

A TEALS Regional Manager will contact you to schedule your interview once your application is complete. Attendance is required by the TEALS Partnership Coordinator, Partner Classroom Teacher, school principal, and a district contact (if applicable).

If an in-person interview is not possible, the interview may also be conducted via phone or Skype.

5. Sign the Partnership Agreement

TEALS Partner School Agreement – The 2016-17 TEALS Partner School Agreement must be signed AFTER your school is selected for partnership.

This document will need to be signed by the TEALS Partnership Coordinator, Partner Classroom Teacher, school principal, and a district contact (if applicable).

Additional questions?

  1. Watch the info session, review the documents above, especially the Implementation Guide, and visit the Schools FAQ
  2. Use the contact form to get in touch with one of our Regional Managers or if you need support.