Classes and Programs

Advanced Placement Summer Institute - AP US HISTORY

July 25, 2011 – July 29, 2011 — an endorsed College Board Program
8:30am- 4pm Mon-Thurs; Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Niagara University campus
Scott Shiffner

NOTE: Decisions to run or cancel classes will be made the week of July 11. In order to have your class run, you should sign up! Full refunds will be provided if it cancels, so there is no risk.

The Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) will offer intensive courses that will provide in-depth preparation for teaching AP subject matter. It will also serve as a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the course and examination. Participants will have the opportunity to design or modify a course outline and curriculum that is organized around selected topics and concepts. Teachers should check with their school district in regards to registering these hours for professional development service.

July 25-29, 2011 - 30 hours of professional development training

  • SUBJECTS for 2011 - Biology; Calculus AB; Economics; English Literature; French Language; US Govt. & Politics; US History

NOTE: We are examing the possibility of offering these programs for graduate credit with the College of Education.  We will contact all if this opportunity develops and offer these coursez at the regular credit tuition rate.

The Advanced Placement Summer Institute will be held at Niagara University from: Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 4pm and Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Niagara University is delighted to offer their annual College Board endorsed Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) for teachers who would like to prepare themselves for AP teaching or advance their skills in AP courses.

High School AP teachers get ready!  Mark the dates in your calendar and sign up today to receive more information.  Always a great program with tons of information, a jet boat cruise, beautiful hotel and so much info that you'll need to bring bags for all your materials. Don't miss this year and bring your family!

New changes in 2011.  Potential AP subjects include: Biology, Calculus AB, Economics, English Literature, French Language, US Government and Politics, and US History. Find out more about upcoming changes at AP in 2011-12 and Beyond.

Who should attend? New, relatively new teachers, and experienced teachers will all benefit.. Emphasis will be placed on preparing, organizing, running, and evaluating the required curriculum and as needed, any laboratory experiences. Past AP exams will be included, as well as a discussion of the scoring rubrics and the grading of the free response section of the exam.

Registration Information

Payment, PO #, or letter of payment must be submitted with the registration.
Pre-registration REQUIRED

•    30 hours of AP consultant training; College Board manuals, reviewable exams
•    Consultant materials and best practices; Hands-on learning; active learning
•    Free internet; free campus parking; Lunch and breakout refreshments
    …and more information than you can carry!

Special events at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa in Lewiston, NY
Welcome reception and closing reception

What About?
Attendance Policy
Certificates will be distributed on Friday and will reflect the number of hours in attendance at the institute. Attendance is taken every day by the consultant.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
A $50 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds requested before the registration. No refunds can be made after the registration deadline; however, a registration may be transferred to another individual from the same school or school district. NOTE: Travel arrangements will not be reimbursed by Niagara University due to cancellation.

Lodging Information – Barton Hill Hotel and Spa

Niagara University has been able to make arrangements with the Barton Hill Hotel in Lewiston, NY.  Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements and a limited block of rooms are available at the special rate of $129 per night. Please mention that you are with the AP Summer Institute with Niagara University when you register. Contact the Barton Hill Hotel at 1-800-718-1818 or on the web at

Dining Information - included in the registration fee
•    Morning coffee, juice and light snacks are provided
•    A daily buffet lunch will be served in Clet Dining Hall.  Dinner is on your own but in Lewiston, there are many local establishments in the area.

Travel and Airports
Niagara University is located approximately 15 minutes north of Niagara Falls, NY and 30 minutes north of Buffalo, NY.  Directions to campus may be found at or other internet direction sites. The closest airport is the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport located approximately 50 minutes from Niagara University and Toronto International Airport (Canada) is approximately 2 hours.

Parking and Driving Information and ID Cards

Free parking is available in lots throughout campus. Campus Security will not ticket any cars parked in college student parking lots during the summer provided the car is parked in a legal parking space. Please wear your ID cards at all times. You must also use this card to swipe in at the Dining Hall.

This AP Summer Institute has been endorsed by The College Board.  Please contact Continuing Education for any assistance (716) 286-8181.

$895 — all books and materials included