Advanced Placement Institute

Advanced Placement course teachers 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. SCAD Advanced Placement Institute participants experience firsthand the university's vibrant learning environment and outstanding resources.

Session one

Session dates: July 5-9, 2021
Sessions: Art and Design
Session location: Online

Register for session one

Session two

Session dates: July 12-16, 2021
Sessions: Art and Design, Art History, Computer Science Principles
Session location: Atlanta

Register for session two

Session three

Session dates: July 19-23, 2021
Sessions: Art and Design
Session location: Online

Register for session three

API is for all AP course teachers, both beginning and advanced. Educators become certified to teach AP courses by participating in sessions that focus on group discussions, lectures and syllabi development. All participants address the content of recent AP exams, how AP exams are scored and how teachers can help their students perform well.

Professional learning units

Teachers who require professional learning units to maintain statewide teaching certification may receive PLUs after successful API completion. Each weeklong 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. Please note: PLUs do not equate to graduate credit.

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You are eligible for a US$100 discount if:

  • You have attended SCAD Advanced Placement Institute or SCAD Educator Forum in the past.
  • You are a first-time AP teacher.
  • You are a SCAD graduate.

Send an email to [email protected] for more details on how apply this discount to your program fee.


The College Board offers qualifying teachers at schools without funding for professional development the opportunity to attend an AP Institute for free. Send an email to [email protected] for questions and information, or visit the website.


SCAD Advanced Placement Institute
Educator Outreach — Admission
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
[email protected]