For Immediate Release 13 March 2000
SDSMT Hosts Summer College Board Advanced Placement Institute in Environmental Science
PIERRE- The South Dakota Board of Regents will host and Advanced Placement Institute in environmental science at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology from June 11-15, 2000. The institute will be offered to teachers who want to prepare high school students for the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) examination in environmental science.
Administered by the College Board, the Advanced Placement Program gives high school students the opportunity to take courses that are equivalent to first-year college courses. The College Board does not require that the high school teachers have any special training but it does encourage teachers to attend special workshops or courses intended to assist them. The computer science institute will provide teachers with course content, teaching methods, and information on how to prepare their students for the AP examinations.
Announcements and application materials have been mailed to school board presidents, superintendents, and secondary principals. Any interested teacher should contact his or her school officials. For further information about the AP environmental science institute contact Karen Whitehead, Vice President for Academic Affairs at SDSMT at (605) 394-2256 or via the Internet firstname.lastname@example.org .
Seven other AP institutes will be held this summer:
Superintendents and principals may obtain College Board materials on the AP program from Dr. Paul Gough at the Board of Regents at (605) 773-3455 or email email@example.com. The Regent's AP policies are available on the Internet at the Board's web site www.ris.sdbor.edu.
High school teachers who enroll in the AP institutes have the option of earning two hours of graduate credit. Those who do not want to earn college credit will be charged only for materials. Those seeking credit will be required to complete specific course requirements and will be charged applicable tuition rates.
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