Registration and fees


SCAD Advanced Placement Institutes
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
404.253.5471 or 877.722.3285

Registration requirements 

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.


Classes are held at SCAD Atlanta in Midtown Atlanta.


Residential participants stay in Spring House, located two blocks from SCAD Atlanta. Each room has a private bath and is furnished with two extra-long twin beds, two drafting tables and stools, and two chests of drawers. Single rooms are limited and early registration is strongly recommended for participants interested in this option. Bed and bath linens are available for purchase during online registration.


Orientation breakfast (Monday), lunch daily (Monday through Friday), and coffee (Monday through Friday) are provided for all participants. All other meals are the responsibility of the participant.


Registration (before March): $550
Registration (after March 1): $600
Housing (week): $150
South Carolina session: $50
South Carolina session housing: $50

Cancellation policy

If a participant cancels after confirmation of acceptance has been sent, a $50 cancellation fee is retained from the amount refunded. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to the start of the program, 80 percent of funds are reimbursed.

Professional Learning Units

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.

Additional workshops

Participants will partake in three additional hands-on workshops, focusing on 2-D, 3-D, and drawing components. By being reintroduced to color in its most basic form, designing and creating 3-D sculptures on a dime, as well as creating and executing a lesson plan from a museum field trip, participants will gain additional information, tools, and strategies needed to build successful AP programs at their schools. This workshop is suitable for South Carolina educators requiring 15 additional contact hours (1.5 PLUs)