Ad Astra Advanced Placement Summer Institute

July 18 – 21, 2016

2015 marked the tenth year of the annual Ad Astra AP® Summer Institutes. More than 300 AP teachers from twenty states participated in the institutes last year and went away with lots of new ideas and strategies to improve their AP courses.

Unless noted otherwise, all of the 2016 AP Summer Institutes listed below are open to both new and experienced AP teachers. Each institute will last 30 hours (the tentative schedule is 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday). The fee for each institute is $600 and includes all AP materials, refreshments and lunches Monday through Thursday.

Early registration is encouraged as each institute is limited to 30 participants. Registrations must be made by June 17, 2016, or there will be an additional $50 late fee.

Cancellations made prior to June 24 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date, but school districts may submit teacher substitutions until July 8, 2016. Washburn and USD #233 do not endorse nor promote any single resource or AP exam support information

2016 AP Summer Institutes

Registration for the 2016 AP Summer Institutes will open on January 29

AP Consultant


Brenda Royal

Calculus AB & BC (Experienced)

Joe Brandell

Calculus AB & BC (New)

Thomas Patrick


Todd Abronowitz

Computer Science Principles

Perla Weaver

English Lang & Composition - New

Sandra Coker

English Lang & Composition - Experienced

Daniel O'Rourke

English Lit & Composition - New

Gretchen Polnac

English Lit & Composition - Experienced

Elizabeth Davis

Environmental Science 

Gordon Chenery

European History

Robert Wade

French Language

Margaret Smith

Government & Politics - U.S.

John Unruh-Friesen

Physics 1 & 2

Connie Wells

Pre-AP English

Stephanie Wooley Larrea


Kent Korek

Spanish Language and Culture

María Vázquez


Thomas Parker

Studio Art

Kathleen Blake

U.S. History 1

Thomas Sleete