Date: April 19, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons,

LUBBOCK -- Texas Tech University’s Outreach and Extended Studies will offer The Advanced Placement Institute for AP and Pre-AP teachers June 13-17 on the Texas Tech campus and at the TTU Center at Junction.

Todd Abronowitz, a Pre-AP and AP chemistry teacher at Creekview High School in Carrollton, said teaching the teachers how to teach AP and Pre-AP classes is critical to the students’ success in those classes.

“An intense training such as this can provide to experienced AP teachers as well as new AP teachers a new perspective on different topics,” said Abronowitz, an AP consultant who will be presenting at the institute.

Abronowitz said that in the last five years, his own AP program has been tied for fifth and for sixth in the state of Texas for number of students receiving a score of three or better on the AP Chemistry exam.

The Texas Education Agency will reimburse school districts up to $450 per teacher for attending the Advanced Placement Institute. Sessions and fees are as follows:

• English - Pre-AP-Middle School, $415
• English Literature - AP, $385
• Calculus - AP, $385
• United States History - AP, $385
• Chemistry - AP, $400
• Biology- AP, $400
• Studio Art - AP (Junction campus only), $635, which includes tuition, room and board in Junction

To register for the AP Institute, call (806) 742-7200, ext. 270. For additional information or questions, contact DaLana Williamson at (806) 742-7200, ext. 284 or by e-mail at