The AP® Institute of the Cascades
Bend, Oregon August 6-9, 2019

AP Institute of the Cascades

The High Desert Education Service District and Oregon State University – Cascades are proud to announce a partnership to create the only AP Institute currently available in Oregon. This AP Summer Institute is designed to provide educators from around the globe with the training and skills they need to develop or expand their high school Advanced Placement programs. Located in the destination town of Bend Oregon, AP Institute of the Cascades participants can also enjoy all of the breathtaking beauty and recreational activities that Central Oregon has to offer.

For current and future AP educators

Whether you are seeking to begin teaching AP courses or you are already teaching and want to expand your skills, the AP Institute of the Cascades offers a unique summer learning experience that includes:

  • More than 30 hours of subject-specific professional development for K-12 teachers to equip and enhance teaching of AP courses (content, structure and methodology)
  • Opportunities to become a member of an extended learning community where educators exchange ideas and information with peers worldwide.

About Oregon State University – Cascades

OSU-Cascades is growing to 3,000 to 5,000 students over the coming decades to meet state education goals. The expanding campus serves students from Central Oregon, Oregon, the U.S. and around the world.

OSU-Cascades’ presence in Central Oregon was established in 2001 when it launched a 2+2 program on the Central Oregon Community College campus, offering upper-division course offerings and bachelor’s degrees, and graduate programs.

When OSU-Cascades moved to its own campus near downtown Bend in 2016, it fulfilled a 30-year community quest for higher education in what had been the largest region in the state without a four-year university.

Together Bend and Central Oregon form Oregon’s fastest growing region and one of its most vibrant economies. Yet the region lags behind the rest of Oregon in higher educational attainment.

Courses & Instructors

The AP Summer Institute will offer twelve courses. There’s only room for 30 attendees per course, so register soon.

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Government and Politics – U.S.
  • Physics 1: Algebra Based
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History


OSU – Cascades has residence halls available at an affordable price while they last. You can book a room at the OSU – Cascades Residence hall during your registration process. To view a list of hotel discounts and other local hotels, visit our lodging page for more details.

While you’re here…enjoy Bend

Photo Credit: Tyler Roemer

Explore Bend, Oregon

Summer is an amazing time to be in Bend, Oregon with an endless opportunities to experience the outdoors! After a day of learning, you will have plenty of time wander the trails of Ponderosa Pine and Juniper, float on the Deschutes River, go shopping in the Old Mill District or visit one of our many breweries.

The Bend Oregon Visitor Bureau website is an excellent resource for current events and activities in Bend and the surrounding area.