Advanced Placement Program Summer Institute

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Advanced Placement ® Summer Institute
July 17 - 20, 2017


If you are interested in receiving information about our 2017 program, please contact Jessika Morrison.

The AP® and Pre-AP® Summer Institutes are subject-specific professional development opportunities. They provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP® courses and to utilize Pre-AP® teaching strategies. Teachers from around the world come together at these institutes to exchange ideas and information about AP® courses and exams.

Note: College Board, AP, Advanced Placement Program and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.


The Advanced Placement Program® Summer Institute workshops provide an opportunity for teachers to:

  • enhance their AP® curriculum
  • understand the AP® exam structures, and
  • develop strategies for teaching both content and analytical skills

The Pre-AP® Program is based on the belief that all students can perform at rigorous academic levels and be prepared to engage in a higher level of learning.


Ideally, schools or school districts will send teams of teachers from grade levels 6 – 12.


All AP® and Pre-AP® workshops will be held on the Sacramento State campus.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to earn a certificate of completion and credit (where applicable). Workshops are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The session length of 30 hours is mandated by The College Board.®


Fees include workshop, course materials, breakfast, lunch and parking all four days.

$750 per person for early registrations received by June 2, 2017. Registrations received after June 2 will be $800 per person. For AP* Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1, and Studio Art, a $50 lab fee also applies.

Each AP* workshop is approved for two semester units of academic credit. The unit fee is an additional $130 and is payable at the first class meeting.

Pre-AP* subjects are approved for three CEUs; an additional fee of $65 applies.

Funding and Employer Paid Fees

The College Board® provides funds to individual teachers under its AP® Fellows Program. The deadline to apply to the College Board AP® Fellows Program is February 15, 2017. Please visit the College Board’s AP® Fellows Program to submit your application online.

If your employer is paying your fees, please complete and submit a  form.

This completed form must be returned to our office in order to complete your enrollment. Do not assume your school will submit the form to us. Please make sure the form is sent to the College of Continuing Education to secure your space in the workshop.


If you are paying your own fees, please register by calling (916) 278-4433 option 2. If your employer is paying your fees, please complete and submit an Advanced Placement Registration Agreement. Please be sure the completed registration form reaches our office to ensure your enrollment in the institute.

Registration Confirmation

A Sacramento State map, driving directions and parking permit will be e-mailed to you three weeks prior to the start of the institute. Please provide an e-mail address that you will have access to in June and July. The information packet will be sent to this e-mail address late June/early July.

Refund Policy

A full refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued for cancellations received in writing by June 14, 2017.

After June 14, substitutions can be made but refunds will not be issued.


The College of Continuing Education would like to ensure that all participants enjoy their learning experience. Please call Jessika Morrison at (916) 278-5878 or e-mail by June 12, 2017 to alert us of any restrictions or special needs.


Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to earn a certificate of completion and credit (where applicable). Workshops are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The session length of 30 hours is mandated by The College Board.*


Meal tickets will be provided for both breakfast and lunch each day. The tickets can be used for food purchases at all campus eateries. Both are included in your registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own dinner arrangements. There are a variety of restaurants surrounding the Sacramento State campus offering a wide range of menus and prices.


Special arrangements have been made with the Larkspur Landing Hotel located about one mile from campus. For room reservations, please contact the hotel at (916) 646-1212 and mention the AP® Summer Program. Reserve soon as only a limited number of rooms are available. Rates range from $119 per night for a studio to $159 per night for a double suite. This pricing includes hotel parking, breakfast and free internet.

If you prefer a different location, there are a variety of hotel options available near the campus and throughout the Sacramento area.

For those interested in staying on campus, there are a limited number of dorm rooms available. A completed Individual Reservation Form must be submitted to the Housing and Residential Life Office (please note: a submitted form does not guarantee space).

Workshop Cancellation Policy

The College of Continuing Education makes every effort to maintain the published class schedule. If a class is cancelled, participants will be able to enroll in another class or receive a full refund.

Course Listing

AP® Summer Institute Courses