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Advanced Placement Summer Institute


CB logoThe Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) is designed to help new, beginning, and current Advanced Placement (AP) high school teachers plan and implement more effective AP programs in their schools.

The AP Summer Institute 2024 will have both online and in-person options (see below).

All workshops are a four-day (Tuesday - Friday), intensive training on the curriculum and teaching methods of AP courses. Each course workshop also explores the content, structure, and grading of the AP exams. In addition, the workshops afford teachers the opportunity to interact with colleagues and to discuss issues and concerns surrounding the AP courses they will teach.

Teachers who attend an AP Summer Institute should be able to:

  • Understand the Course
    • The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam.
  • Plan the Course
    • Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
  • Teach the Course
    • Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time.
  • Assess Student Progress and Understanding
    • Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback

 APSI 2024 Session Offering Schedule (TBA) 



APSI 2023 Session Offering Schedule


Week 1 June 27-June 30, 2023 (ONLINE)     Week 2 July 11-14, 2023 (ONLINE)
Art & Design
Calculus AB and BC (combined)
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Music Theory
World History: Modern 
Calculus AB and BC (combined)
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language & Culture
Government & Politics: Comparative
Government & Politics: U.S.
Human Geography
Physics 1
Physics 2
Spanish Language and Culture
U.S. History

Week 3 July 18-21, 2023 (ONLINE) 

  Week 3 July 18-21, 2023 (IN-PERSON)

Art History
Chinese Language and Culture
Environmental Science
European History
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Human Geography
U.S. History
World History: Modern

Register Here

Please be reminded that registration will close 2 weeks in advance of each session. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 3 weeks of the session start date.

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Schools or Administrators Paying
Many schools will pay for their teachers' registrations. If you are an administrator or school staff that is trying to pay for your teachers' registrations, we have a few options for you.
  1. Please have your teachers register for their sessions first.
  2. Ask them to forward you the confirmation email.
  3. Payment Options (you will need the teacher's name and confirmation number):
    1. Mail checks including invoice to: Center for Gifted Education - APSI, PO Box  8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187
    2. Pay by Credit Card at our Payment Portal 
    3. Wire Transfer: If your division plans to pay by wire transfer, please have the responsible party contact with details of the transfer (including your name and confirmation number) so that William & Mary can properly apply the payment to your account.
    4. Email a Purchase Order if one is needed to make payment.