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

Only in Bend…

An Inspired Approach
To Advanced Placement Training…

The AP Institute of the Cascades prides itself not only in providing an excellent learning environment for educators seeking AP training –

but also by providing a cultural and recreational experience for participants to connect with peers from across the country and explore the best of what sun-filled Central Oregon has to offer.

We sincerely believe…

Environment plays a significant role in the learning process – so we’ve made a special effort to create an intentional and exceptional learning environment – both in and out of the classroom – to keep you motivated, refreshed and inspired.

In collaboration with City of Bend, the AP Institute of the Cascades is proud to present a special itinerary of curated outdoor and cultural activities and events that you can explore on your own or by joining one of our FREE guided group adventures.

You deserve an experience…

We encourage each participant to book at least one extra day before and/or after the training (Aug. 5 and 10) to take advantage one of our FREE guided group adventures to experience the best of what Bend has to offer.

We’ve organized these extra-curricular activities with the goal of creating an enriching and inspiring learning environment.

Please note all activities are optional and organized as an additional courtesy for seminar participant’s. Some activities require extra fees as noted.

An abundance of adventure…

At 4 p.m. each day class ends… and you will be free to explore Bend!

Even if you can’t join us for the additional days of Aug 5 or 10 — all participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of group or independent activities that can be explored each day after the training.

Evening meals are not included in the registration price, but we have selected a local restaurant each evening as a meeting place for attendees to connect with peers from around the country, instructors and AP Institute representatives.

Inspiring classrooms for optimal learning…

The 2019 AP Institute of the Cascades training takes place at the recently opened Oregon State University-Cascades campus in downtown Bend.

The award-winning, state-of-the-art class rooms offer comfort, elegance and inspiration for an optimal learning environment.

Offering all the classes you want…

Whether you are seeking to begin teaching AP courses or are already teaching and want to expand your skills, we offer a unique summer learning experience that includes more than 30 hours of subject-specific professional development for teachers looking to expand into AP courses.

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

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.