AP Preparedness Summer Workshops

The AP Preparedness Summer Workshops are designed for Pre-AP® middle school and high school teachers.

July 9-12, 2019

The Summer AP Preparedness Workshops (formerly Pre-AP® Summer Workshops) are designed for middle school and high school teachers seeking foundational skills necessary to prepare students for success in secondary advanced academics. These workshops emphasize best practices and strategies to increase rigor in the classroom in order to prepare students for future AP success. Content specific workshops are being offered for English, math, science and social studies.

Workshops will be Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the Rice University campus. Only enrolled adults are allowed to participate in the workshops. The workshops cannot accommodate supervised or unsupervised children.

Professional Development Credits: Participants will receive up to 26 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571

Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgement will immediately be sent to the email address on your account showing payment confirmation or including instructions for submitting payment via check. In some cases, a course may be full, and you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. A waiting list is automatically created for a course once it has filled to capacity. If a spot should become available in that filled course, and you are next on the waiting list, you will receive an email to the email address on file with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT: Please do not book travel or lodging until enrollment is confirmed.

Rice University requests all participants purchase flight insurance for financial protection in the event of an unexpected emergency or course cancellation.

*AP® and Pre-AP® are registered trademarks of the College Board, which does not endorse, nor was involved in the development and delivery of, this professional development.

Tuition includes parking, lunch and materials:

Early Registration: $525* (until April 9)
Standard Registration: $575* (April 10-June 24)
Late Registration: $625* (after June 24)

*Some courses have an additional $50 supply fee added to the tuition amount. This fee covers the extensive additional supplies necessary for the course.

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 796-0080
Rate: $149/night standard

Transportation to/from Rice will be provided from the Marriott.

Please do not book a hotel until you are registered in your desired course.

The Houston Marriott Medical Center is located a few blocks from the campus. Rates do not include parking or taxes. Room amenities include a small refrigerator, hair dryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board.

Check-in is on the Monday before the start of the program and check-out is on Friday. The Marriott will host a reception on Thursday evening for guests in this program. Please check with the hotel desk upon check-in.

Make your reservations directly with the Houston Marriott Medical Center by the deadline below at 1 (800) 228-9290. Identify yourself as a participant in the Rice University AP room block. Online reservations are available by clicking the appropriate group link below. Please ensure you select the week you are attending. Please reserve your room as soon as your registration is confirmed, as the special rate cannot be guaranteed after the reserved block of rooms has been filled, or after the deadline below:

 Week  Group Link  Deadline
 July 8-12 Reservation Link  June 8, 2019

Click here to download a PDF of additional hotel options.

Rice University offers dormitories for your stay within our beautiful campus. Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair. Please do not register for campus housing until you are registered in your desired course. 

NOTE: Campus Housing is only for registered participants of the Pre-AP Summer Workshops.

 Registration Link
 Check-In Date 
 Check-Out Date
 July 8
 July 12

Check-in: Monday from 3-5 p.m. only. Keys are not available after 5 p.m. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Check-out: Friday from 3:30-4 p.m.
Rate: TBD

Price includes parking, breakfast Tuesday-Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday. Lunch Tuesday-Friday is included with workshop registration.

The following items are NOT provided by Rice housing. You must make arrangements to bring them yourself.

  • Towels
  • Toiletries to include shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • TV, computer (wireless internet is available at no cost)
  • Alarm clock
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hangers

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for information on refunds and cancellations.

Dining Services

Dining services provides breakfast and dinner for campus housing guests.

Campus Parking

Campus parking is included with your tuition and provided in an assigned lot, to be determined. The Rice shuttle bus travels the “inner loop route” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. After that time participants will need to walk across campus to return to their housing.

Information Technology

Free wireless internet access is available throughout campus. No password is necessary.

Fondren Library

Public research terminals are located directly around the reference desk on the first floor of the library. Computers for online catalog searching are also available on each floor. Computer access for e-mail and word processing is not available to the public.

Please refer to our Frequently Ask Questions page for information regarding cancellations, changes, substitutions, wait lists, etc.