About our Summer Institute
The Advanced Placement Summer Institute is administered by the UTSA Office of Extended Education and endorsed by the Southwestern Region of the College Board. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of instruction in a professional environment, and to prepare educators in guiding students toward a successful college experience! We set aside several weeks during the summer to bring together consultants from the AP College Board and teachers (even some coming from as far as Chicago or Mexico!) Upon completion of the Institute, teachers will recieve an Advanced Placement certificiate which serves as their accreditation to teacher Advanced Placement courses in math, sciences, languages, arts, and more.
Reasons to be excited about Advanced Placement:
- Most students (82.4%) in the Class of 2011 graduated on the state’s Recommended or more rigorous Distinguished High School programs; only 17.7% of the Class of 2011 graduated on the Minimum program (percentages equal more than 100% due to rounding).
- The percentage of students completing Advanced Placement or dual-credit courses, an indicator of college readiness, has increased steadily over the last three years: 26.3% in 2009–10, 24.6% in 2008–09, and 23.% in 2007–08.
- Texas ranked 13th among the states in students’ achieving high scores on Advanced Placement exams.
- Fourteen Texas public high schools rank among the top 100 schools in the nation, according to Newsweek and US News & World Report.
How to Register
Registration for the 2014 Summer AP Institute is not open yet. When registration opens, we will give you the option to register online. You may enroll yourself, however, your school may prefer that they register you on your behalf. Many of our teachers choose the invoice option for payment. When invoice is chosen, your school sends us a full and complete purchase order, and then we send your school an invoice. Please keep an open communication with your central office at all times. regarding payment, or your registation with the AP Summer Institute may be jeopordized.
Certification and Attendance Policy
Participants meet for 30 hours of instruction during the week and must attend at least 90% of the workshop (i.e., miss no more than three hours of instruction) in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Registration Deadlines & Final Payment
We will be posting registration deadlines when we open registration. We will feature an Early Bird registration, which yields a discount on enrollment.
Refunds & Cancellation Policy
Refunds on cancellations, minus the $50 processing fee, will be given up to certain times during the enrollment period. Please check back later for these posted dates. To cancel, submit in writing to Extended.firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail no later than the deadline date.
There is a $50 processing fee. We will post additional information as we open registration for the 2014 Summer Institute.
UTSA will make every effort to maintain the published schedule of workshops; however, we reserve the right to make any necessary changes and/or cancellations. If a workshop is changed or cancelled, all participants will be notified immediately and will be given the opportunity to transfer to an open workshop or receive a full refund.
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