Academies for AP Teachers

The Academies, a 26-hour course, provides experienced AP teachers the opportunity to delve deeply into specific course content with higher education faculty and to connect to their discipline’s current work.

June 27-30, 2017

Integration into AP®Teaching: Each Academy master teacher, working with university faculty members, will facilitate classroom conversations to help teachers incorporate the advanced content into their AP® classroom.

Discussions, Readings, Collegiality: Participants who choose an Academy should be prepared to participate in engaging, relevant and immersive discussions with the master teacher, university faculty members and fellow participants. Participants may also be given required readings before and during the course.

"The course, speakers and presentation of material was excellent. I learned many methods and strategies that I will be implementing in my AP® course. This experience was amazing." - Academies Past Participant

All courses are held on the Rice campus. Courses and master teachers are subject to change. Only enrolled adults are allowed to participate in the program. We cannot accommodate supervised or unsupervised children.

2017 Academies:

  • AP Biology Academy
  • AP English Literature Academy
  • AP Human Geography Academy
  • AP U.S. History Academy
  • AP World History Academy

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Tuition Per Course

Early registration: $499 (until March 27)
Standard registration: $549 (March 28-June 12)
Late registration: $599 (after June 12)

  • Tuition includes course binder, parking and lunch.

Integration into AP Teaching

Each Academy master teacher, working with university faculty members, will facilitate classroom conversations to help teachers incorporate the advanced content into their AP® classroom.

Discussions, Readings, Collegiality

Participants who choose an Academy should be prepared to participate in engaging, relevant and immersive discussions with the master teacher, university faculty members and fellow participants. Participants may also be given required readings before and during the course.

Professional Development Credits

Participants will receive up to 26 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571

Note: The Rice University Academies for AP Teachers is not approved by TAGT for GT hours, but some districts will allow a limited number of hours to be applied for update hours. Please contact your district for specifics.

Acknowledgment of Enrollment

Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgement will immediately be sent to the email address on your account showing payment confirmation or including instructions for submitting payment via check. In some cases, a course may be full, and you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. A waiting list is automatically created for a course once it has filled to capacity. If a spot should become available in that filled course, and you are next on the waiting list, you will receive an email to the email address on file with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT: Please do not book travel until enrollment is confirmed.

Air Travel 

Those making plane reservations should choose departure times after 6 p.m. on the last day of the Academy. See Traveling to Houston for more information.

Housing

There are several hotel options near campus, and most offer complimentary shuttle service to/from campus. See the Hotel List for more information.

Meals

Lunch will be served on campus daily and is included in the cost of tuition.