Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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2016 Course Offerings

  • Biology - ​​CLOSED
  • Calculus AB & BC - ​​CLOSED
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French 
  • Psychology
  • Spanish 
  • Statistics
  • US Government
  • US History


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Celebrating Over 20 Years of Advanced Placement Education


June 20-24, 2016

  UW-Madison Campus

For more information on APSI, contact:

 Matthew Freid


      Phone: (716) 553-2654


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The registration price includes AP course materials, breakfast on Monday, lunch on Wednesday, and refreshments throughout the week.

Registration Deadline: Regular registration ends on May 31, 2016.  After May 31st, a late registration fee may be added to the registration cost.

Registration may close prior to May 31st if the maximum capacity for the course has been reached. 

The following courses are CLOSED: Biology, Calculus AB/BC

To inquire about being placed on a waiting list for a course that is closed, contact Matthew Freid at

: UW–Madison APSI participants can enroll in APSI as noncredit experience for $800. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating 30 instructional contact hours at the end of the week.

Credit: UW–Madison APSI participants can enroll in APSI as a credit experience for $950 and earn two university credits. Credits earned will appear on a UW-Madison transcript. 

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APSI General Information

Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology. Learn from experienced AP consultants and UW-Madison faculty members who are dedicated to improving student achievement by providing teachers with valuable tools and strategies for their classrooms.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to use throughout the week. Complimentary wireless internet access is available at the Pyle Center and Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for APSI participants.


Calculus AB & BC, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, European History, French, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, and U.S. History: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

Biology and Chemistry: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI, 53715


Monday June 20th - Thursday June 23th: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday June 24th: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please plan to arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday to pick up materials and enjoy a complimentary breakfast.


  • Lodging is available in Chadbourne Hall, a residence hall located within walking distance of the Pyle Center. Single occupancy is $66.86 per night, double occupancy is $44.86 per night. Breakfast is included. Limited number of rooms available.

    Use the following link to reserve your room or for additional information about residence hall accommodations: Chadbourne Hall Online Reservations

    Chadbourne Hall Lodging FAQs

  • Lodging is also available at the Lowell Center located within walking distance of the Pyle Center. Rates start at $94 per night. Limited number of rooms available.

    Use the following link to reserve your room: Lowell Center Online Reservations or call the Lowell Center at (608) 256-2621 and use the group code "ADPLACE."


  • Weekly parking passes can be purchased for $60 through UW-Madison Transportation Services using the following form: 2016 UW-Madison AP Summer Institute Parking Application

  • Passes will be mailed to the address noted on the application.
  • Passes are valid overnight. 
  • Lowell Center accommodations include parking.
  • Chadbourne Hall accommodations do not include parking.

  • Daily parking is available at the State Street Campus Garage located at 415 N. Lake St. for $12 per day. ​

Refund Policy

If you have registered for the institute and cancel 30 days or more before the event starts you will receive a full refund of the registration amount minus a $50 administrative fee.  If you cancel less than 30 days in advance of the institute there will be no refund. Please contact Matthew Freid for more information.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel a course if enrollment is insufficient. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled no later than June 1, 2016. All participants and schools will be notified if a course is cancelled. Participants registered in a cancelled course will receive a full refund. The reimbursement will be issued to the individual or school who paid the registration fee. We do not reimburse travel, lodging, or any other expenses associated with our institute in the case of a course cancellation.


The Education Outreach and Partnerships (EOP) office is pleased to announce that we are offering 13 partial scholarships in the amount of $375 for one participant in each of the Advanced Placement Summer Institute subject areas. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants whose responses best align with the EOP and College Board's mission of increasing equity and access in Advanced Placement courses. 

The deadline to apply for a scholarship was March 1, 2016. All a
pplicants will receive an email by March 11th on the status of their application.

2016 Course Information

Click on each of the following course offerings to learn more about the course and the associated faculty members. Contact information is included for each of our instructors and presenters.  


Help your students prepare for the challenges of AP Biology that will lead them towards greater scientific thinking skills, practices in science, and knowledge in biology. Learn More

Calculus AB / BC

This course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Learn More


The AP Summer Institute in Chemistry will focus on assisting AP teachers in building the foundations for success in teaching the redesigned AP Chemistry curriculum. Learn More

Computer Science Principles

This workshop offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. Learn More​

English Language and Composition

This workshop will support teachers in preparing students for the AP Language examination, using the features of the AP exam to enhance curricula...Learn More

English Literature and Composition

This course will help participants develop skills, strategies, assignments, and background knowledge to prepare students for the AP English literature exam and college literature courses. Learn More

European History

This AP European History Summer Institute course is designed to assist both new and experienced AP teachers as they prepare to teach this recently redesigned course. Learn More


After attending this workshop, participants will be able to apply concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective AP French Language and Culture curriculum...Learn More


This course introduces the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Learn More

Spanish Language and Culture

The AP Spanish Language & Culture course will provide high school teachers with an overview of the four sections of the AP exam which include: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Learn More


This course will deepen understanding of AP Statistics in a collaborative environment. Learn More

U.S. Government

This course covers a range of issues that will be of interest to high school teachers who offer Advanced Placement and regular high school classes in United States Government and Politics. Learn More

U.S. History

This course is designed to provide all high school history teachers with fresh directions in American history and pedagogical methods centered on the use of primary sources. Learn More

Resources from Previous Summer Institutes

Resources from APSI 2014

Resources from APSI 2012

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