Ad Astra Advanced Placement Summer Institute

July 20 – 23, 2015

2015 marks the ninth year of the annual Ad Astra AP® Summer Institutes. Last year nearly 300 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 2015 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 26, 2015, or there will be an additional $50 late fee.

Cancellations made prior to June 26 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date, but school districts may submit teacher substitutions until July 10, 2015. Washburn and USD #233 do not endorse nor promote any single resource or AP exam support information distributed by publishing companies during the institutes.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for the AP institute in Olathe (July 20-23), effective Monday, July 13.

2015 AP Summer Institutes

Registration for the 2015 AP Summer Institutes will open on January 26


AP Consultant


Brenda Royal

Calculus AB & BC

Joe Brandell


David Wentz

English Language & Composition – New

Sandra Coker

English Language & Composition – Experienced

Norma Wilkerson

English Literature & Composition – New

Bob Wofford

English Literature & Composition – Experienced

James Garner

Environmental Science 

Carol Widegren

European History

Sue Gilmore

French Language

Christine Lac

Government & Politics – U.S.

John Unruh-Friesen

Physics 1 & 2

Oather Strawderman

Pre-AP English



Kent Korek

Spanish Language

Gustavo Fares


David Ferris

Studio Art

Kathleen Blake

U.S. History 1

Thomas Sleete