News Release
Contacts: Robert T. Tad Perry, Executive Director
Carol Stonefield, Director of Information

T: 605.773.3455
F: 605.773.5320


For Immediate Release 17 March 2000

BHSU to Host Summer College Board Advanced Placement Institute in
English Literature and Composition

PIERRE- The South Dakota Board of Regents will host an Advanced Placement Institute in English literature and composition at Black Hills State University, from Sunday evening, June 18, through Friday afternoon, June 23, 2000. Participants will learn how to prepare high school students for the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) English literature and composition examination. Instruction will be provided by Dr. Leonard Kupersmith, an experienced high school AP teacher, and Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein, Assistant Professor of English at BHSU.

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 English literature and compostion 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 English literature and composition institute contact Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein, Assistant Professor English at Black Hills State University at (605) 642-6197 or via Email at

Seven other Advanced Placement institutes will be held this summer:

  • calculus AB at South Dakota State University from June 25-30
  • chemistry at Northern State University from June 11-16
  • computer science at Dakota State University from July 16-26
  • economics at the University of South Dakota from June 11-16
  • environmental science at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology from June 11-15
  • physics at South Dakota State University from July 16-21
  • United States history at the University of South Dakota from July 16-21

 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 The Regent's AP policies are available on the Internet at the Board's web site

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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