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2019 News APSI Students
August 06, 2019 : OHIO Chillicothe provides enriching experience for APSI participants


This summer marked the 20th annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) at Ohio University Chillicothe. 60 teachers from all over Ohio and surrounding states participated in the four-day institute, which concluded on July 25, 2019.


Every year the Chillicothe campus offers the APSI to high school teachers who teach a core subject at the Advanced Placement (AP) level, which is comparable to a college-level curriculum. The APSI introduces teaching methods, student exam expectations, and curriculum content needed by both new and experienced teachers of AP courses for high school students.


This year classes were taught in AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature & Composition, AP U.S. History, AP World History, and AP U.S. Government and Politics.


As one of two colleges that offered APSI in the state, OHIO Chillicothe is one of the popular choices. Rachel Stokes, a consultant for AP English Literature & Composition, returned to the campus for her fifth year.


Stokes has been a teacher for 30 years. She currently teaches AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition at Greenville Senior High Academy in Greenville, SC. She has been an AP Literature and Composition Instructor for 20 years.


When asked why she keeps coming back to the Chillicothe campus as a consultant, Stokes commented, “I keep coming back to this location because this is a very well-run institute. These folks take care of us. They provide us with good food, snacks, and everything we need.”


OHIO Chillicothe takes pride in its willingness to share its resources and provide cultural opportunities to the Chillicothe community towards the goal of enhancing the quality of life and economic development for its service region.


In addition to being pleased with the program, Stokes remarked that she also keeps coming back to the Chillicothe area because “the teachers and people in the area are the best”. She continued, “I couldn’t ask for better people who care about their community and schools. As educators, it is our goal to make an impact in the schools so that we can improve the lives of children through education and every year I have a great group of educators who attend this institute. In particular, this year I have a great group of doers who are looking for ways to improve the quality and rigor of instruction for the kids. They truly are excellent teachers and good people.”  


OHIO Chillicothe would like to thank all of the APSI participants for another great year!