AP* Seminars Silicon Valley announces a four-day Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), July 18-21, 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 local high schools.

In 2016, all classes will be held on the campus of Palo Alto High School, adjacent to Stanford University.  There is an option to stay on the campus of Stanford University  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. 

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):

• $740 early-bird special (payment received by May 15)
• $775 regular registration (payment received on/after May 16 and by June 25)
• $825 late registration (payment received after June 25)
• 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): $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. 
College Credit (optional): $144.  Two semester graduate units will be available from San Diego State University
See the Fees and Credits page for additional details.

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

 Monday, 7/18

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 7/19-7/20
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, 7/21
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.

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

For additional information, contact Duane Hinders at:

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

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

The directors' dogs, Willie and Tara, wait for Santa Claus.

General Information for AP Seminars Silicon Valley, July 18-21, 2016

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.

Nap time

Classes offered in: Art History • Biology • Chemistry • Calculus AB • Calculus BC (5) Chinese Language & Culture  (7)• 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 (3) • Statistics • U.S. Government & Politics • U.S. History • World History

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Monday, July 18–Thursday, July 21, 2016
(Dorm check-in is on Sunday, July 17)

Please note that, as of 6/16, we have no lodging space left at Stanford.   A wait-list will be created.

As of 6/22, Classes listed in orange above have the indicated number of openings available. Classes listed in red are CLOSED.

Please note: as of July 1, we are accepting  paid registrations only (credit card or PayPal). Contact the directors (information below) to discuss.