Ad Astra Advanced Placement Summer Institute

July 21 – 24, 2014

2014 marks the eighth year of the annual Ad Astra AP* Summer Institutes.  Last year nearly 250 AP teachers from twenty states participated in the institutes and went away with lots of new ideas and strategies to improve their AP* courses.

Unless noted otherwise, all of the 2014 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 27, 2014, or there will be an additional $50 late fee.

Cancellations made prior to June 27 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date, but school districts may submit teacher substitutions until July 11, 2014.  Washburn and USD #233 do not endorse nor promote any single resource or AP* exam support information distributed by publishing companies during the institutes.
2014 AP Summer Institutes

Registration for the 2014 AP Summer Institutes in Now Closed


AP Consultant


Dr. Jeff Smith

Calculus AB & BC

Janice Rech

Chemistry - New

Thomas Dortch

Chemistry - Experienced

Dr. John Gelder

English Language & Composition – New

Sandra Coker

English Language & Composition – Experienced

Dr. Teri Marshall

English Literature & Composition – New

Elizabeth Davis

English Literature & Composition - Experienced

Bob Wofford

European History

Patti Harrold

Government & Politics – U.S.

John Unruh-Friesen

Physics 1 & 2 - Combined

Oather Strawderman


Kent Korek

Spanish Language

Laura Zinke


David Ferris

Studio Art

Quiquia Calhoun

U.S. History - Experienced - Closed

Thomas Sleete

U. S. History - New and Experienced The Institute for new instructors will also cover the new course curriculum and overlap with the institute for experienced instructors.

Becky Berry

Pre-AP English

Kevin McDonald