When can I register for the UA Little Rock Advanced Placement Summer Institute?
Registration for the 2024 UA Little Rock Online and Face to Face AP Summer Institute will open November 1, 2023.
May I register for more than one session?
Yes, but the sessions cannot take place during the same week.
I have submitted my registration, but I need to make a change or cancel. How do I do this?
Go to your registration confirmation email, click on the “Click here” hot link at the bottom of your registration email. You will be redirected to the online reservation site. The next screen will show your registration information and at the bottom of the page will be 2 buttons – Modify or Cancel. Click on the appropriate button for your change. (NOTE: The cancellation deadline is May 15th. After that cancellation fees will apply.) If you are cancelling, answer 2 questions and submit. You will receive an email confirming your changes if you modified or cancelled. APSI staff are not allowed to cancel your registration.
Note: If a teacher is registered and is a no show for APSI, a fee of $500.00 plus the cost of College Board materials, $80.00, will be charged. Cancellation or no show fees will be charged regardless of whether or not the teacher was offered state funding to attend APSI.
Am I eligible for Arkansas Department of Education state funding?
Arkansas public and charter school teachers attending APSI 2024 for professional development training in Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) will receive funding according to the priority status below:
Priority 1: Currently employed Arkansas AP teachers never having attended an APSI.
Priority 2: Arkansas AP teachers currently teaching in a high poverty school (70% or more schools receive free/reduced lunch) and/or a school that submits data to support a gap in minority students’ access or outcomes in AP courses.
Priority 3: Currently employed Arkansas AP teachers teaching in a district that is involved in Arkansas AIMS or Lead Higher Equal Opportunity Schools.
Priority 4: Currently employed Arkansas AP teachers having attended an APSI more than 5 years ago.
Priority 5: Currently employed Arkansas Pre-AP teachers never having attended an APSI.
Priority 6: Currently employed Arkansas Pre-AP teachers having attended an APSI more than 5 years ago.
Priority 7: Arkansas educators who wish to become “AP Ready.” These may be a) currently Arkansas employed educators who are not teaching AP who would like to receive the training to be ready to teach AP should the opportunity arise; OR b) Arkansas pre-service teachers who are entering their final year of an educator preparation program or who are completing their final year, but have not yet been employed by a district. For educators in this category, AP training should correlate with their intended licensure area(s). Note: There are limited seats in “AP Ready.”
Note: State funding is available until exhausted. After that teachers or districts will need to submit payment.
What if I change schools over the summer?
If you register under one school and then you move to a different school at the end of the school year, the most important thing to do is to make sure that the email address in your College Board account is updated to your personal email so that you will receive all communications. It would also be a good idea to notify us at email@example.com to make us aware of the situation. Remember that the cancellation deadline is May 15th, and after that there will be penalties for cancelling.
What if I have to miss part of the Institute?
Attendance will be taken for online and face-to face weeks. The College Board and the Arkansas Department of Education require teachers to attend every session (all 30 hours of instruction) in order to be certified to teach AP. Teachers who have state funding and have to miss part of the institute will need to make arrangements to cover the costs. Individuals who have to miss will receive a reduced number of hours on their certificate for every hour missed. Please refer to the APSI Attendance Policy.
How much does the Institute cost?
General registrations are $525.00 or $550.00. Math, Sciences, and Art & Design has a $25.00 lab/art fee included in the registration fee.
Out of State and Private Schools registrations are $700.00 or $725.00.
Arkansas Public and Charter School teachers are eligible for grant funding from the ADE as long as funds are available.
What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes College Board Resources and Special Focus books for AP participants and any course materials to apply to the specific course.
The registration fees for the Online APSIs include access to the Blackboard LMS for the week and technical support.
For July 23-26, 2024, Face-to-Face sessions, snacks and lunch will be provided, Tuesday – Friday.
How can I pay?
Payment is due before the APSI begins.
PO – Send us a PO now via email, and then mail a check later. Many districts prefer this. If you need an invoice and/or a W9, please contact Deborah Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check – just send us a Check directly – info for mailing the check is below.
Make checks payable to: UA Little Rock
Please include the name of the teacher(s) on the check so that the proper registration is credited.
The address to mail checks is:
UA Little Rock APSI
Attn: Deborah Cook
2801 South University, DKSN 406
Little Rock, AR 72204
Credit Card – See the next question.
How do I pay with a credit card?
For making credit card payments, first complete your registration using “Check” as your form of payment. You will immediately receive an email with your confirmation number. Go to the following site to make the credit card payment: commerce.cashnet.com/ualrsf . You will select APSI 2024, and then the week that you signed up for.
You will need the following information to complete the transaction:
*Name of Teacher
*Registration Confirmation # (Alpha/numeric)
*Specific AP subject
*Teacher’s phone number
School Country, if other than US (optional)
*School type: public, private, charter
Is on campus dorm housing available this summer?
A limited number of on campus dorm housing rooms will be available for the week of July 23-26, 2024. The cost for a 4 night stay is $160.00 with NO linens provided, and $175.00 with linens provided. For those staying in the dorms, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided during the Institute, Tuesday – Friday. Dinners are on your own. Please note other camps may be in the same building as APSI participants. In the University Commons dorm rooms, you will share a common living area with WiFi, a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave, and share a bathroom. You will have your own bedroom with a double bed and a lock.
How do I know that I am registered?
As soon as you submit your registration information you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you indicated on your registration. You will receive a confirmation number. Keep this information handy in case you need to make changes before attending APSI. If you DO NOT receive an email stating that you are registered, contact the APSI office, 501-916-3410.
When will I receive my certificate of attendance?
Your certificate will be sent within two weeks after your event is completed. It will be sent to the email address associated with your College Board account, and will have a link to print out your certificate. The link will be available until November 1, 2024. After that time, the certificate will be archived and will require a $25.00 payment to retrieve.
What if I need a replacement or additional certificate?
There is a $25.00 fee to replace past certificates. If you need us to issue a duplicate/replacement certificate, go to the following link: commerce.cashnet.com/ualrsf. Choose the APSI Replacement Certificate, fill out the form and put in your credit card information. You will immediately receive an email with your receipt. Forward that receipt to me at email@example.com, and tell me the year and subject and if it could be under a different name. Then I will locate the archived certificate and send it to you. Expect the certificate to be emailed within 2 weeks.
Remember that certificates are only valid for 5 years.
What happens if I have a family or medical emergency?
Contact the APSI office via email firstname.lastname@example.org. APSI staff will work with you.
How do I register if I have been awarded an APSI Scholarship from College Board?
If you are awarded an APSI Scholarship from the College Board, you will need to choose that payment method during registration and then forward the award letter from College Board to email@example.com. (You would have received notification of your award sometime in April from College Board.)
Will I be certified to teach AP after taking part in UA Little Rock - AP Summer Institute?
The College Board (AP) does not require that a teacher attend specific training to teach an AP course; however, the Arkansas Department of Education follows legislation that DOES require a teacher of AP to be trained. This College Board endorsed APSI does meet those requirements. Different states may have different requirements. College Board DOES require that a “subject-specific” AP course audit form and a course syllabus for each teacher of an AP course be submitted for review and approval. Information for AP teachers about this audit and syllabus can be found at http://www.collegeboard.com/html/apcourseaudit/.
Do I need supplies?
All APSI participants should have note-taking supplies and a laptop or other electronic device for accessing materials. College Board Consultants may request specific supplies for the week. That information will be located under the course description on the Consultant Bio page.