APSI Training

While professional development is not required to prepare for 2019-20 AP course updates and new classroom resources, the College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of the professional development offered by the AP.  Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable.

Teachers who do attend an AP Summer Institute in 2019 should be able to:

  • Understand the Course
    • The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam
  • Plan the Course
    • Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students' understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
  • Teach the Course
    • Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a master of course content and skills over time.
  • Assess Student Progress and Understanding
    • Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback.


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  • In-a-Brief

    Class Schedule

    Classes meet Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Lunch is on your own.

    Edinburg Campus (2 locations)

    • ECESS 1407 E.Freddy Gonzalez or
    • 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539

    Some Institutes are held on campus

    Brownsville Campus

    1601 E. Price Road Suite E.
    Brownsville, TX 78520


    Dress for APSI sessions is casual and comfortable. Classrooms are air conditioned, and it is recommended to bring a sweater or light jacket.

    All science participants please adhere to the following lab rules: Wear lab coat, safety goggles, long sleeve pants, long sleeve shirt and closed-toe shoes. You are not permitted to wear open-toe shoes while in the lab.

  • How to Register

    Registration Online

    Registration must now be completed online. Once your registration has been finalized you will receive a receipt, please print and bring it with you.

    Week 1 Register here: UT Rio Grande Valley APSI Week 1

    Week 2 Register here: UT Rio Grande Valley Week APSI 2

    Week 3 Register here: UT Rio Grande Valley Week APSI 3

    Week 4 Register here: UT Rio Grande Valley Week APSI 4

    Method of Payment

    Payment must be submitted at the time of registration.
    POs and Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) will be accepted.

    Refund, Cancellation & Transfer Policy

    Refund requests must be received in writing by the deadline of May 24, 2019, no later than 5 p.m. for a full refund. Transfer requests need to be submitted in writing by fax or email. A registration may be transferred to another individual from the same school or school district up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the institute.

    Special Accommodations

    To request special accommodations, please call (956) 665-7574 at least two weeks prior to course date.

    Course Cancellations

    Every effort is made to maintain course offerings. However, events such as instructor illness, inclement weather or insufficient enrollment may require a schedule adjustment or cancellation. We will notify participants of any changes in the published information.

  • Registration Fee

    AP® and Pre-AP® Institutes Registration Fees:

    • Regular Fee: $600.00
    • Lab Fee (All Science Courses): $100.00
  • Full Schedule

    Edinburg |Week 1: June 24-27, 2019

    • AP® Biology High School
    • AP® World History
    • AP® English Literature and Composition
    • Pre-AP® High School Math with a focus on Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus

    Edinburg | Week 2: July 8-11, 2019

    • AP® Spanish Language and Culture
    • AP® Physics 1-Algebra Based High School
    • AP® US History
    • Pre-AP® Middle School English
    • AP® Spanish Literature and Culture
    • AP® Chemistry

    Brownsville | Week 3: July 15-18, 2019

    • AP® Spanish Language and Culture
    • AP® Macroeconomics
    • AP® English Language and Composition

    Edinburg | Week 4: July 22-25, 2019

    • AP® Biology High School
    • AP® English Literature and Composition
    • AP® US Government and Politics High School
    • Pre-AP® Middle School Mathematics
    • Pre-AP® High School Math with a focus on Algebra I
    • AP® Calculus AB
  • Register Now