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2018 Advanced Placement* Summer Institute 2
June 18 - 21

Join us at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL for the 2018 Advanced Placement* Summer Institute!  Gulf Coast State College offers the essentials for a successful Advanced Placement* Institute for new and experienced teachers.
The AP* experience reflects the heart of what America's education leaders envisioned when they conceived the need for a national curriculum of excellence. Just as important as the many fine attributes of the AP* program is the transformation that takes place in teachers who embrace the AP* perspective.

Experience - outstanding faculty consultants

Excellence - affiliation with a major state college

Environment - a beautiful campus along the bay that is the ideal setting for a quiet and calming escape

Education - an AP* experience that will change the way teachers look at education



    2018 registration opens early Spring
    Register via mail or online.

    • Registration deadline is TBD

    • $50 non-refundable registration fee is required before registration is processed.
      The course fee includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee, cost of instruction, College Board training materials, and lunch Monday – Thursday. Lunch is not provided for Music Theory.

    • Full payment due by TBD

    • Final day for class refunds is TBD
    • You may pay by district check, personal check, credit card, or school purchase order. You are not fully registered until payment is received.

      Paying by check:
      Make checks payable to Gulf Coast State College
      Mail checks and registration form to:
      Gulf Coast State College
      Attn: Business Office
      5230 West Highway 98
      Panama City, FL 32401


    AP* Biology 
    Instructor: Dr. Megan Faliero

    AP* Calculus AB
    Instructor: Jill Bell

    AP* English Language and Composition ($650) 
    Instructor: Sandra Coker

    AP* English Literature and Composition 
    Instructor: Gretchen Polnac

    AP* Music Theory - held at FSU Tallahassee Campus. 
    Instructor: Jane Clendinning
    Please see the Music Theory page for more information and to register
    AP* US History
    Instructor: Barbara Ramsey


    Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

    Biology Schedule
    Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

    Music Theory Schedule
    Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

  • Accommodations

     The AP* Summer Institute (with the exception of Music Theory) will be held on the campus of Gulf Coast State College in Student Union East and West. Please click here for campus map.

    Parking on campus is free and within easy walking distance to all classes. Required parking passes will be sent to registered students prior to Summer Institute.

    Those wishing to travel by air may choose to fly into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) with daily flights provided by Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines. Panama City Beach is one of the premier tourist destinations in the Southeast. Numerous hotel accommodations are within ten miles of the campus. At the close of each day, the Emerald Coast is available for your exploration.

    Yes, Panama City Beach is home to some typical tourist attractions, which visitors may find amusing. We also have the world's most beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, and great dining.

    Area information

If you need additional assistance, contact:
Lara Herter, Consultant, Advanced Placement* Summer Institute
T  850.873.3583
M  850.217.9952

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