APBP State Society Guide

The state societies' guide to the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project
High school teachers are introduced to the APBP course model and prepared to implement an advanced accounting course within their schools via a three-day training program. The program is designed to combat accounting being taught as too mechanical, which may discourage otherwise interested students from considering a career in accounting. The curriculum is unique in that it utilizes an integrated approach. Its current iteration can best be described as a combination of financial and managerial accounting, taught at an introductory college level. Teachers are provided with:

  • Daily lesson plans and assignments

  • Pre-written exams with answer keys

  • A textbook, including teacher’s notes and PowerPoint presentations

  • Access to online teaching resources

  • Continuous support from APBP trainers / AICPA

AICPA’s Role

  • Pay for trainers and materials
  • Provide templated co-branded promotional materials
  • Send promotions to Start Here, Go Places. registrants in your state
  • Host registration on the Start Here, Go Places. website
  • Send weekly updates to participating states
  • Send registrant list to you prior to training and upon request
  • Plan meals and other logistics for training
  • Have an AICPA representative in attendance for at least one day of training
  • Provide best practices on implementation from other participating states
  • Support teachers after training with dedicated resources, additional training and an APBP trainers’ network

State Society’s Role

  • Help determine ideal date for the program
  • Assist in finding and booking location (i.e., state society office, local university or firm)
  • Help with finding and securing area hotels
  • Uphold a minimum of 30 teachers in attendance
  • Provide contact for securing meals for training
  • Sponsor one meal during training
  • Provide logo for web and print (PNG format only)
  • Approve co-branded promotions
  • Send email and/or flyer to high school contacts
  • Contact Department of Education representative and invite them to training
  • Invite appropriate university contacts who may aid in future implementation
  • Attend one day or entire training to experience it for yourself
  • Speak to attendees about your state society, if you so choose
  • Assist the AICPA with meeting the 30 attendee minimum
  • Meet with Department of Education (and other representatives) at training, if scheduled