AP* Seminars Silicon Valley announces a four-day Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), July 30-August 3, 2016, in the fields listed above.  Outstanding College Board* endorsed presenters will provide teachers in the Advanced Placement Program* with the skills and materials they need to successfully teach AP*. These courses are appropriate for both new and experienced teachers.  These seminars have been taught from many years at Stanford and at Palo Alto High School.

In 2017, all classes will be held on the campus of Palo Alto High School, adjacent to Stanford University.  Housing options will be provided at a later date.

Palo Alto High School is conveniently located near two major airports (San Francisco and San Jose) and boasts a generally mild summer climate. It is within easy driving distance of San Francisco. 

FEES AND CREDITS (Note that WE DO  NOT accept Purchase Orders; payment can be made by check, credit card, or with PayPal. See Registration/Payment page for payment details).

Tuition only (required): 

• $750 early-bird special (payment received by May 15, 2017)
• $785 regular registration (payment received on/after May 16 and by June 30)
• $825 late registration (payment received on/after July 1)
• Add $60 (optional)  to any of these to include a lunch plan (see FAQ #13 for an explanation as to why lunch is not included.)
Lodging (optional): There will be some options for housing on the campus of Stanford University.  The exact nature and cost of that lodging is not yet known.  It is anticipated that a single dorm room, including breakfast and dinner, will cost approximately $550.  A shared room, including meals, willl cost approximately $450. Full details will appear here when by January 1.
Lab Fee: $30 (required of participants in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics 1)
A Parking Permitabout $20, is required for participants needing to park on the Stanford campus during the week.   An option to purchase a permit in advance will be made available in late spring.  No permit is required at Palo Alto High School.
College Credit (optional): $160.00.  Two semester graduate units will be available from San Diego State University. Details will be available in the Pre-Conference Materials section of this website.

Click Registration/Payment to be directed to the Registration page.

Co-Directors Duane and Normajean Hinders enjoy their anniversary dinner at the Lahaina Grill.

General Information for AP Seminars Silicon Valley, July 30 – August 3, 2017

Classes will be held a Palo Alto High School (adjacent to Stanford University), 50 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301.  A limited amount of housing (including breakfast and dinner) will be available on the Stanford campus.
Classes offered in: Art History • Biology • Chemistry • Calculus AB • Calculus BC • Chinese Language & Culture • Computer Science A • Economics • English Language & Composition • English Literature & Composition • Environmental Science • European History • French Language & Culture • Physics 1 • Psychology • Spanish Language & Culture • Spanish Literature & Culture • Statistics • U.S. Government & Politics • U.S. History • World History

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Details, Details, Details . . .


Monday, July 31–Thursday, August 3 2017 (On-campus lodging check-in is on Sunday, 7/30)

SCHEDULE/AGENDA (subject to change; there is a  15 minute refreshment break during the morning)

 Monday, 7/31

8:30 am–12:00 noon:     Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:     Lunch (available for purchase: see Fees and Credits)
1:00 pm–4:30 pm:            Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
Tuesday, Wednesday 8/1-8/2
8:00 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:      Lunch (available for purchase: see Fees and Credits)
1:00 pm–4:30 pm:             Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
Thursday, 8/3
8:30 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:      Lunch (available for purchase: see Fees and Credits)
1:00 pm–4:00 pm:             Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
NOTE:  Any one section must have a minimum of eight participants to be offered.  Any decision to cancel a section due to low enrollment will be made at least thirty days prior to the start date of the institute.  In the event of cancellation by AP* Seminars, any and all fees paid will be refunded.
Refunds are a function of when requests are received and diminish closer to the institute start date.  For full details concerning refunds, see Fees and Credits and FAQ#12.

For additional information, contact Duane Hinders at:

e-mail:          apseminars@comcast.net
              or       Duane@apseminars.com
phone:          (650) 964-3082
fax:                 (650) 967-7388

This site is under construction for 2017.  We anticipate being updated on/about December 1, 2016.  We will begin accepting registrations for 2017 on January 1, 2017. AP* Seminars Silicon Valley will offer its 2017 AP* institute at Palo Alto High School from July 31 to August 3, 2017.  Information on this home page, while relative to 2017, is subject to change and all other pages should be considered as being in the process of being updated.

The Hinders and Pippa get ready for Christmas