AP* SEMINARS SILICON VALLEY (Palo Alto High School, Stanford University)



General Information for AP* Seminars July 20-23, 2015
Registration for 2015 is now closed.  Please join us in 2016.

Art History • Biology (3) • Chemistry • Calculus AB (2)Calculus BC (9) • Chinese Language & Culture •
Computer Science A (6)Economics (8)English Language & Composition (4) • Enlgish Literature & Composition •
Environmental Science • European History (8) • French Language & Culture • Physics 1 (7) • Psychology •
Spanish Languaage & Culture (4) • Spanish Literature & Culture • Statistics (9)U.S. Government & Politics (3)
U.S. History (3) • World History
As of  7/11/15, the courses listed in RED above are CLOSED; the courses listed in ORANGE have less than 10 openings remaining (the number that remain as of this date is shown in parentheses).  As of 6/16/15, we have 0 rooms available on campus. Participants desiring on-campus lodging will be placed on a wait-list in the event additional rooms do become available. 

AP* Seminars Silicon Valley announces a four-day summer program, July 20-23, 2015 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 for many years at Stanford and at local high schools.
In 2015, most classes will be held on the campus of Palo Alto High School, adjacent to Stanford University. However, one or two classes will be held on the campus of Stanford University.  There is an option to stay on the Stanford campus during the week of the institute.  
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. Unfortunately, the World Champion San Francisco Giants will be out of town during the week of the workshop.

Details, Details, Details, . . . 

Monday, July 20–Thursday, July 23, 2015
(Dorm check in is on Sunday, July 19) 
Most classes will be held at Palo Alto High School (adjacent to Stanford University), 50 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301. One or two classes will be held on the campus of Stanford University.
A limited amount of lodging (which includes breakfast and dinner) will be available on the Stanford campus.

FEES AND CREDITS (No Purchase Orders; payment by check or credit card only-see Registration/Payment pages for details):  

Tuition only (required): $725 early registration (payment received before May 20); $760 regular registration (payment received on/after May 20 and before June 30); $810 late (payment received on/after July 1).  

Lodging (optional): $525.  Accomodations will be provided  in the Munger Graduate Residences on the Stanford campus.  These are single rooms with a private bath located in three or four room suites.  Each suite has a living room and a private bath.  Click HERE for more information about Munger.   Breakfast (Monday through Thursay) and dinner (Sunday through Wednesday) are included.

Lunch (optional): $60

Lab Fee: $30 (required of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics 1)

A Parking Permit (about $25) is required 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 on campus.  An option to purchase a permit in advance will be made available in late spring.

Credit (optional): $144.  Two semester graduate units available from San Diego State University. 

Click HERE for full details on Fees and Credit.
AP* Seminars and all presenters are endorsed by the College Board*
College Board* materials, samples of AP* curriculum and AP* Exam information will be provided to all participants.

New and experienced AP* teachers.  

AGENDA (subject to change): Catered morning breaks provided each day.

Monday, 7/20
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, 7/21–7/22
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, 7/23:
8:30 am –12:00 noon:  dorm check-out; 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 30 days in advance of the start of the workshop. In the event of cancellation by AP* Seminars, any and all fees will be refunded.
REFUNDS: Refunds depend upon 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:
phone: (650) 964-3082
    fax: (650) 967-7388 

The directors' (see below) dogs,Willie and Tara, wait for Santa.



Co-directors, Normajean and Duane, enjoy a meal at the Lahaina Grill on their anniversary.

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