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High school teachers of AP* courses at regional sites authorized by the College Board may participate in AP* Institutes anywhere in the United States-in or outside the region in which they teach-to gain the critical information, tools and strategies needed to build and advance successful AP* programs at their schools. Those who choose SCAD have access to the university's outstanding facilities and vibrant learning environment.
AP* Institutes are suitable for both beginning and advanced AP* teachers. Experienced AP* Institutes instructors address the content of recent AP* exams, how these exams are scored and what teachers can do to help their students perform well.
Each week-long session includes 30 contact hours of instruction, equivalent to 3.0 SDUs or PLUs**.
**A course record containing the number of instructional hours is provided to teachers following the successful completion of each workshop. This record can be submitted to the applicable state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval.
Participation is open to educators who complete the registration requirements. The nonrefundable $50 fee is required to secure a place in the program. Program and housing fees are due by June 1. After June 1, registrations are accepted on a space available basis.
Teachers who require professional learning units to maintain statewide teaching certification may receive PLUs for the successful completion of Advanced Placement Institutes. A course record is issued to principals, schools or school districts upon completion of the program to verify participation. The course record can be submitted by participants to their state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval. One PLU is earned for each 10 contact hours of classroom instruction. No college credit is earned.
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