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):  (subject to change: will be finalized by 12/1/16)

• $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  (it is not yet clear that lodging will be available.  Lodging options will be appear here once they are known.  The following paragraph is for 2016 only.)
[(optional): $575. Accommodations will be provided in the Munger Graduate Residences on the Stanford Campus (Sunday through Wednesday nights).  These are single rooms with a private bath.  Suites have a shared living room and a full kitchen.  Click HERE for more information about Munger.  Breakfast (Monday through Thursday) and Dinner (Monday through Thursday) are included.  There is also an opening reception on Sunday evening for on-campus participants.]
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.  This includes participants lodging on campus during the institute as well as commuters who will be taking their class at Stanford rather than Palo Alto High School. 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): $144 in 2016.  Two semester graduate units will be available from San Diego State University
See the Fees and Credits page for additional details.

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) may be available on the Stanford campus (housing options, if available, will be announced later).
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 30–Thursday, August 3 2017
(If dorm space is available, check-in will be on July 29)

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 and Stanford University)
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 and Stanford University)
Tuesday, Wednesday 8/1-8/2
8:00 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS and Stanford University)
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 and Stanford University)
Thursday, 8/3
8:30 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS and Stanford University)
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 and Stanford University)
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.  Any information below the three red dashed lines concerns 2016 and should not be considered accurate for 2017.   Those red lines will move down the page as this site is updated for 2017.