2018 Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)


The AP® Summer Institute (APSI) Workshop is endorsed by College Board and designed to aid the professional development of teachers, counselors, and administrators who are involved with Advanced Placement (AP®) courses. Workshops are designed for teachers who are teaching an Advanced Placement course for the first time and for experienced teachers desiring refresher training. Topics include subject matter content, test construction, pupil and teacher selection, College Board policies and procedures, and preparation and grading of AP tests.

All workshop instructors will be College Board Endorsed Consultants unless otherwise designated, who have current information regarding AP® policies, including updates on any exam changes that may be occurring. All classes will be conducted on the campus of Auburn University. Specific classroom locations will be announced when that information becomes finalized.

APSI is a collaborative effort between:

Contact Us

To learn more about Auburn University's AP® Summer Institute, contact Claire Twardy at (334) 844-5100 or by email at opce@auburn.edu

*College Board, AP, Advanced Placement Program, AP Vertical Teams, Pre-AP and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

For 2018, Auburn University and College Board will offer teacher workshops in the following areas:

Session 1: June 25-28, 2018
  • English Language and Composition/ New AP teachers - Becky Talk
  • English Language and Composition/ Experienced AP teachers - Conni Shelnut
  • English Literature and Composition/ New AP teachers - Gretchen Polnac
  • English Literature and Composition/ Experienced AP teachers - Celine Gomez
  • US Government and Politics/ New and Experienced AP teachers – Jonathan Milner
  • US History/ New AP teachers - Rhonda Rush*
Session 2: July 9-12, 2018
  • Biology/ New AP teachers - Matt Dean*
  • Biology/ Experienced AP teachers - Lee Ferguson
  • Computer Science Principles - New & Experienced AP teachers - Gina McCarley
Session 3: July 16-19, 2018
  • Chemistry/ New AP teachers - Danny Elegante*
  • Chemistry/ Experienced AP teachers - Mike Arim
  • Physics/ New and experienced AP teachers – Judy Adler
  • US History/ Experienced AP teachers - Bill Polasky

*Denotes A+ College Ready teachers only. This is an not an endorsed College Board instructor.

Enrollment in each workshop is limited and these offerings are contingent upon sufficient demand. If you wish to attend, register early to ensure that your subject area will be offered and that you will have a seat in the class.

Registration fees:
  • Non-Science AP course* — $600
    *This fee includes instruction, College Board material, daily lunch, breaks, and class material
  • Science AP course* — $650
    *This fee includes instruction, College Board material, daily lunch, breaks, class material, and lab supplies

Online Registration    Printable Registration Form

For your convenience, we have listed many hotels in the Auburn/Opelika area near campus. Look for additional hotel listings at aotourism.com. Please make these reservations soon, as hotels fill quickly in the summer. Auburn University does not endorse any hotel property for AP Summer Institute participants.

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
Address: 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (800) 228-2876 334-821-8200
Click the session link below for hotel dates and block rate: $129 rate per night + tax

Hampton Inn Auburn
Address: 2430 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: (334) 821-4111
Hotel Website
Note: Teachers will need to show their I.D. to receive the government rate

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn/Opelika
Address: 2555 Hilton Garden Dr. Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 502-3500
Hotel Website
Note: Room rate $109.00 for APSI teachers

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Auburn
Address: 1117 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: (334) 466-8390
Hotel Website

Candlewood Suites Auburn
Address: 2510 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 521-7494
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn - University Area
Address: 2013 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: (334) 502-1090
Hotel Website
Note: Teachers should call in to the front desk and for the APSI group code

Courtyard by Marriott Auburn
Address: 2420 W Pace Blvd, Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 502-0111
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The Collegiate Hotel (formerly Wittel Dorm)
Address: 205 South Gay Street, Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 821-2646
Carolyn Sadler, Manager: carolyn@staycoho.com

Sleep Inn & Suites
Address: 135 Spirit Dr. Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: (334) 501-7171
Hotel Website
Note: Teachers need to call the front desk. Mention Auburn University APSI for 10% discount.

Fountainview Mansion
Address: Mimms Trail Rd, Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: (334) 466-2120
Hotel Website

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Opelika Auburn
Address: 1801 Capps Landing, Opelika, AL 36804
Phone: (334) 749-5250
Hotel Website

Hampton Inn & Suites Opelika - I-85 - Auburn Area
Address: 3000 Capps Way, Opelika, AL 36804
Phone: (334) 745-4311
Hotel Website
Note: Teacher need to show their I.D. at check in to receive government discount

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Opelika
Address: 1651 Parker Way, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 745-0415
Hotel Website

Home2Suites by Hilton
Address: 3150 Capps Way, Opelika, AL 36804
Phone: (334) 737-5155
Hotel Website

Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
Address: 3700 Suite 1, Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 741-9292
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Auburn Opelika
Address: 2257 Interstate Dr. Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 742-2590
Hotel Website
Note: Teachers should call the front desk and ask for Auburn University code to receive a discount.

Best Western Auburn/Opelika Inn
Address: 205 N 21st St, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 745-6293
Hotel Website
Note: Call the front desk for Auburn University APSI discount rate

Comfort Inn Opelika – Auburn
Address: 811 Fox Run Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 741-9977
Hotel Website
Note: Call the front desk to receive the government rate.

Continuing Education Credit

Those completing workshops successfully will be awarded a certificate for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the contact hours of instruction completed. Graduate credit is not available for these workshops.

Last Updated: June 26, 2018