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Art History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chinese Language
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Physics 1
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
U.S. Government & Politics
U.S. History
World History

AP* Seminars Silicon Valley announces a four-day Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), July 30-August 2, 2018, 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.

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 2018 Registration & Fees for details). 

Palo Alto High School and Stanford University are 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. 

 REGISTRATION/FEES: See  2018 Registration & Fees 

 (Note that WE DO NOT accept Purchase Orders; payment can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal. See 2018 Registration & Fees page for payment details).

Lab Fee: $30 (required of participants in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics)
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, 2018.

Click on  2018 Registration & Fees to be directed to the Registration page.

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

General Information for AP Seminars Silicon Valley, July 30 – August 2, 2018

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 • Biology • Chemistry • Calculus AB • Calculus BC • Chinese Language & Culture • Computer Science A • Computer Science Principles • Economics • English Language & Composition • English Literature & Composition • Environmental Science • European History • French Language & Culture • Physics 1 • Physics C • Psychology • Spanish Language & Culture • Spanish Literature & Culture • Statistics • U.S. Government & Politics • U.S. History • World History
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Monday, July 30–Thursday, August 2 2018 (On-campus lodging check-in is on Sunday, 7/29)

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

Sunday, 7/29   Dorm check-in and opening reception for particpants staying at Stanford.

 Monday, 7/30

8:30 am–12:00 noon:     Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:     Lunch (available for purchase: see 2018 Registration & Fees)
1:00 pm–4:30 pm:            Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
Tuesday, Wednesday 7/31-8/1
8:00 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:      Lunch (available for purchase: see 2018 Registration & Fees)
1:00 pm–4:30 pm:             Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
Thursday, 8/2
8:30 am–12:00 noon:      Curriculum Sessions (Palo Alto HS)
12:00 noon–1:00 pm:      Lunch (available for purchase: see 2018 Registration & Fees)
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:

phone:          (650) 964-3082
fax:                 (650) 967-7388

Some of our staff ovejoyed about working at AP Seminars

AP Seminars silicon Valley is pleased to announce that it's 2018 AP Summer Institute will  be held from July 30 through August 2, 2018. Classes will be taught at Palo Alto High School and we anticipate that limited dorm space will be available on the campus of Stanford University.  Course offerings will remain the same as this year with the possible addition of Computer Science Principals and Physics C.
Due to a new, mandated, College Board registration system, it is not yet clear as to the exact date registration will begin but we anticipate it being mid-January. 
This website is under constructions below this box and content is subject to change  We anticipate that the website will be mostly updated by December 1, 2017. If you have any specific questions about 2018, please contact Duane at
Thank you for your interest in AP Seminars.