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AP and Pre-AP Summer Institutes

What is a College Boardendorsed AP or Pre-AP Summer Institute?

The AP and Pre-AP Summer Institutes are subject-specific professional development opportunities. They provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize Pre-AP teaching strategies. Teachers from around the world come together at these institutes to exchange ideas and information about AP courses and exams.

What can I expect at a College Boardendorsed summer institute?

Each institute is managed individually by staff at the sponsoring institution. The endorsed institutes found on our Institutes & Workshops search page on AP Central have signed an endorsement agreement with the College Board to ensure quality and consistency among the locations, which includes the use of College Board-endorsed consultants and College Board materials. Please contact the individual locations for detailed information about their course offerings.

Topics that are often covered in summer institute sessions include:

  • AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
  • The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
  • Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
  • How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
  • Recent changes in AP Course Descriptions
  • Strategies for teaching students at beginning or intermediate levels
  • Vertical teaming

How do I register for a College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institute?

Please contact the individual institutes for cost and registration information. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses are included in your search results. Visit our Institutes & Workshops search page on AP Central to search the most up-to-date AP Summer Institute schedule and view registration information.

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To register for AP Professional Development Opportunities, visit 
AP Central: Institutes & Workshops.

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