COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 115

May 28, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Professional Development Opportunities for AP Teachers

 

I am pleased to provide you with the list of summer institutes co-sponsored by the College Board that are available in Virginia for AP teachers. I would encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to have teachers participate in these institutes that will provide them with an overview of the curriculum structure, teaching strategies, and the relationship of the course to the AP

Examination. The list of institutes and contact information is attached.

 

As you are aware, part of Governor Warners Education for a Lifetime Initiative includes the Early College Scholars Program that encourages students to earn up to 15 transferable college credits with taking AP courses and assessments as one of the options for earning credits. In addition, the Department of Education has established Virginias Virtual Advanced Placement School to ensure the availability of a variety of college-level courses to every Virginia public school student.

 

Additional information about the Virtual Advanced Placement School can be found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/VAPS.html or by contacting Greg Weisiger (gweisiger@pen.k12.va.us), associate director, teleproduction services at (804) 692-0335. If you have questions about the Governors Early College Scholars Program, please contact Maureen Hijar (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu), director of secondary instruction, at (804) 225-2880.

 

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