AP* Seminars Silicon Valley announces a four-day Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), July 30-August 3, 2017, in the fields listed above.  Outstanding College Board* endorsed presenters will provide teachers in the Advanced Placement Program* with the skills and materials they need to successfully teach AP*. These courses are appropriate for both new and experienced teachers.  This will be the sixteenth year that these seminars have been taught at Stanford and at Palo Alto High School.

In 2017, all classes will be held on the campus of Palo Alto High School, adjacent to Stanford University.  Dorm housing will be available at Stanford University (see below for details). 

Palo Alto High School is conveniently located near two major airports (San Francisco and San Jose) and boasts a generally mild summer climate. It is within easy driving distance of San Francisco. 

FEES AND CREDITS (Note that WE DO NOT accept Purchase Orders; payment can be made by check, credit card, or with PayPal. See Registration/Payment page for payment details).

Tuition only (required

$750.00 early-bird special (payment received by May 15, 2017)
$785.00 regular registration (payment received on/after May 16 and by June 30)
$825.00 late registration (payment received on/after July 1)
• Add $60.00 (optional)  to any of these to include a lunch plan (see FAQ #13 for an explanation as to why lunch is not included.)
Lodging (optional)
Limited dorm space, including Sunday reception, breakfast Monday-Thursday, and dinner Monday-Wednesday, will be available on the campus of Stanford University.  These are newly constructed or remodeled dorm rooms with shared bathrooms.  Rooms are either singles or shared two-room doubles (with a door between the rooms). Participants will be placed in single rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, unless they specifically request a double. Once our allotment of single rooms is exhausted, participants will be assigned to the two-room doubles.  The ratio of singles to two-room doubles will not be known until close to the start of the workshop.

The cost of lodging/breakfast/dinner is $550.00
Participants parking a car on the Stanford campus are required to purchase a parking permit (about $20), which can be purchased upon arrival on July 30. No permit is required at Palo Alto High School. Silicon Valley has a wide variety of other housing arrangements if you prefer to make your own reservations.
Lab Fee: $30 (required of participants in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics 1)
College Credit (optional): $160.00.  Two semester graduate units will be available from San Diego State University. Details will be available in the Pre-Conference Materials section of this website after July 1, 2017.

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Co-Directors Duane and Normajean Hinders enjoy their anniversary dinner at the Lahaina Grill.

General Information for AP Seminars Silicon Valley, July 30 – August 3, 2017

Classes will be held a Palo Alto High School (adjacent to Stanford University), 50 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301.  A limited amount of housing (including breakfast and dinner) will be available on the Stanford campus.
Classes offered in: Art History (cancelled) • Biology • Chemistry • Calculus AB • Calculus BC • Chinese Language & Culture • Computer Science A • Economics • English Language & Composition • English Literature & Composition (closed) • Environmental Science • European History • French Language & Culture • Physics 1 • Psychology • Spanish Language & Culture (one seat left)• Spanish Literature & Culture • Statistics • U.S. Government & Politics • U.S. History • World History
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Monday, July 31–Thursday, August 3 2017 (On-campus lodging check-in is on Sunday, 7/30)

SCHEDULE/AGENDA (subject to change; there is a  15 minute refreshment break during the morning)

Sunday, 7/30   Dorm check-in and opening reception for particpants staying at Stanford.

 Monday, 7/31

8:30 am–12:00 noon:     Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:     Lunch (available for purchase: see Fees and Credits)
1:00 pm–4:30 pm:            Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
Tuesday, Wednesday 8/1-8/2
8:00 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:      Lunch (available for purchase: see Fees and Credits)
1:00 pm–4:30 pm:             Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
Thursday, 8/3
8:30 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:      Lunch (available for purchase: see Fees and Credits)
1:00 pm–4:00 pm:             Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
NOTE:  Any one section must have a minimum of eight participants to be offered.  Any decision to cancel a section due to low enrollment will be made at least thirty days prior to the start date of the institute.  In the event of cancellation by AP* Seminars, any and all fees paid will be refunded.
Refunds are a function of when requests are received and diminish closer to the institute start date.  For full details concerning refunds, see Fees and Credits and FAQ#12.
The Hinders and Pippa get ready for Christmas

For additional information, contact Duane Hinders at:

e-mail:          apseminars@comcast.net
              or       Duane@apseminars.com
phone:          (650) 964-3082
fax:                 (650) 967-7388

Some of our staff ovejoyed about working at AP Seminars

Registration ends at 12 midnight on 7/28.  We have no space available on campus.