The AP® Institute of the Cascades
Bend, Oregon
August 6-10, 2018

Registration opens January 2018

AP Institute of the Cascades

The High Desert Education Service District and Central Oregon Community College are proud to announce a partnership to create the only AP Institute currently available in Oregon. This new 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 breath-taking 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 Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College is the oldest two-year college in Oregon, a long-standing partner to local high schools and an active participant in the region’s Advanced Placement programs. COCC offers two-year associate degrees, transfer/lower division programs, career and technical education degrees and certificates, developmental courses, continuing education and community learning classes, industry-specific training programs, and business management assistance.

The College’s main campus – home to AP Institute of the Cascades — is located on the western edge of Bend. The location affords spectacular views of the mountains from nearly every point on the 201-acre campus. The campus is conveniently located approximately 20 miles south of the Redmond Municipal Airport.


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The AP Summer Institute will offer eleven courses.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP English Language Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP US History
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP Computer Science Principles


Photo credit: Alan Brandt


Central Oregon Community College has residence halls available at an affordable price while they last. You can book a room at the COCC Residence hall during your registration process.

While you’re here…enjoy Bend

Photo Credit: Micah Frazier

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.

To learn more about all there is to do go to the Visit Bend website.