Professional Development

Phoenix Desert AP Summer Institute

The Phoenix Desert APSI is proud to announce the dates for our summer institutes for summer 2016. This is our thirteenth year serving the Arizona schools by providing College Board® endorsed summer institutes in Tucson and Phoenix. We are proud to partner in Tucson with the Tucson Unified School District and in Phoenix with the Paradise Valley Unified School District to bring you these outstanding institutes. Our presenters are trained and endorsed by the College Board. Last year our institutes were attended by teachers across Arizona as well as seventeen other states and five countries. We invite you to join us this summer.

Classes will be held from 8AM – 4 PM each day. Cost for the AP® Sessions is $725.00. Lab classes have a $20.00 lab fee.

For more information please call our office at 602-992-2375, check our website at, or contact our Director, Vicki Musen at

The Tucson Institute will be held:
June 21-24th, 2016 (Tuesday through Friday)
Tucson High Magnet School
400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85705.

The Phoenix Institute will be held:
July 18-21, 2016 (Monday through Thursday)
Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix. AZ 85050

Click here for more information and registration information.

The 2016 Phoenix Desert Summer Institute
Advanced/Honors Strategies Sessions

Most of these courses may also be used for the Gifted Endorsement.

In conjunction with the Phoenix Desert AP® Summer Institute, we are pleased to offer the following newly designed workshop sessions. These sessions are designed for any teacher in grades 7-10 who assists building the school’s overall Academic Excellence Initiative. Cost for the four day workshop is $695.00 per person.

Tucson Session
June 21-24, 2016 (Tuesday – Friday)
At: Tucson High Magnet School
400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phoenix Session
July 18-21, 2016 (Monday-Thursday)
At: Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

More information, class syllabus, class description, presenter information and information on hotels offering special rates may be found at the following website:

For AP* Classes only:

Click here for more information about these sessions.