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

SDSU to Host Summer Advanced Placement Institutes in
Calculus AB and Physics

PIERRE- The South Dakota Board of Regents will host two Advanced Placement institutes at South Dakota State University this summer. An institute in Calculus AB will be held from June 25-30, 2000 and a physics institute will be held from July 16-21, 2000. The institute will be offered to teachers who want to prepare high school students for the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations in calculus AB or physics. The calculus AB institute will be under the direction of Dr. Jan Vandever, Professor in the SDSU Mathematics and Statistics Department. The physics institute will be under the direction of O.W. Leisure, Professor in the SDSU Department of Physics.


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 calculus AB and physics institutes will provide teachers with course content, teaching methods, and information on how to prepare their students for the AP examinations. For further information about the calculus AB institute contact Dr. Ken Yocom at 605-688-6196 or via the Internet at For further information about the AP physics institute contact Oren Quist, Head of Physics Department at (605) 688-5428 or via the Internet at



Six other AP institutes will be held this summer:


  • 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
  • English literature and composition at Black Hills State University from June 18-23
  • environmental science at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology from June 11-15
  • 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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