AP Summer Institute 2017

About the AP Summer Institute

Every summer since 1991, the Indiana Academy brings together hundreds of teachers and instructors from around the world to the picturesque campus of Ball State University for AP Summer Institutes. These intensive four-day professional development workshops are subject-specific and provide educators 30 contact hours of support, training, and strategies needed for teaching AP courses. Our workshops are endorsed by the College Board and facilitated by consultants approved by College Board to share their expertise and best practices.

Workshop subjects and dates for 2017 are coming soon! Topics that have been covered in recent AP Summer Institutes include:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP French
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History
  • Pre-AP Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is an accredited public high school whose specialized mission is to provide educational programs for students with high academic potential. Our residential program hosts 300 juniors and seniors from across the state of Indiana.

The Office of Outreach Programs extends this mission to schools and students throughout the state using the most economical and effective technologies available. This also allows us to serve students around the globe who are in need of advanced courses.

The Indiana Academy is part of Teachers College at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Why would I need your courses?

You need our courses if…

  • you are an individual student who would like to take a specific course not otherwise available to you,
  • your school has advanced students who need challenging courses and you can’t meet their needs alone,
  • you have only a few qualified students in your school,
  • you do not have a teacher to teach the course on site, or
  • you do not have the funds to hire one teacher for a small class.

The Indiana Academy Online AP courses are approved for two credits toward the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma requirements in advanced biology, advanced chemistry, or advanced physics.

Who should take your courses?

  • Students who want the opportunity to test out of college freshmen courses on Advanced Placement tests. See the College Board web site for more information.
  • Students with high motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Who needs to be on-site to help us?

A site coordinator is needed to communicate with our office, grade assignments, and proctor exams and quizzes. This does not have to be a person with knowledge in the content area, but good communication and organizational skills are essential! A Site Coordinator’s Agreement is part of the course contract.

Textbooks must be purchased separately. Information on textbooks is on each course web site.

How can I get the courses?

Our courses can be accessed over the Internet at any time of the day through our streaming video archive. Schools can easily receive streaming video with a T-1 or faster Internet connection. Students can also view courses at home through a cable modem connection.

When are the broadcasts available?

Every video of every course is available at any time. The web sites with archived broadcasts, syllabi, curriculum information, homework, and assignments are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Can the courses be previewed?

If you are interested in previewing the streaming video, syllabi, or curriculum information, contact our office at 800.316.3163 ext. 2 or by e-mail at .

Information + Fee Structure


RegistrationDeadlinePer Student
PriorityJuly 1$500
RegularAugust 7$550
ExtendedSeptember 1$600
Dual Credit participation requires additional fees.


Payment in full must be received in order for course access to be granted. The school corporation is responsible for payment for the registration fee for each student enrolled in the program. It is the responsibility of the school corporation to seek reimbursement from individual families, if necessary. Payments from individuals will only be accepted if there is no school affiliation (i.e. homeschool or independent study). Checks can be made payable to The Indiana Academy and mailed to:

The Indiana Academy Online
Academy House
Ball State University
Muncie IN 47306

School purchase orders will be accepted, but payment in full must be received no later than October 1, 2016 for course access to continue. Please see below for information regarding payment of invoices for dual credit courses.

Dual Credit Information

Ball State University offers college credit upon completion of AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, Differential Equations, and Multivariable Calculus.

Enrollment to Ball State University must be completed by the beginning of the semester. The full $350 per-semester fee will be paid directly to BSU for students participating in dual credit. (Invoices for all non-dual credit students will be generated by the Indiana Academy.) Students enrolling in any course for dual credit will also be responsible for a one-time Ball State University application fee of $50.

Ball State University - Dual Credit Program

Drop-Add Period

The Indiana Academy Online offers a standard drop-add period of two weeks after course access is granted. During this two-week drop-add period, you may notify the Indiana Academy of any enrollment changes so that the invoice may be adjusted accordingly.

Minimum Enrollment

While there is no minimum enrollment requirement for each remote site, if the overall enrollment for a course is below our minimum enrollment threshold, we reserve the right to cancel the course. In the event of a course cancellation, a full refund of fees or alternate registration will be provided.

Updated 8.9.16