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Advanced Placement Summer Institutes Week 3

August 8, 2021 - August 13, 2021

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers, including the only Advanced Placement Summer Institutes in a National Park. Schoodic Institute invites advanced placement teachers to retreat to scenic and serene Schoodic Point on the rocky coast of Maine for instruction and certification this summer. The courses offered during Week 3 are shown below.
Instructor Claudette BrassilAP English Language & Composition
Claudette Lachance Brassil taught AP English Language and Composition as well as Pre-AP English courses over 39 years at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine. In her school district and state, she pioneered the College Board’s Pre-AP/Vertical Teams concept in English and her practice as a collaborator and mentor served as a model for her faculty colleagues. She has conducted AP English Language and Composition course development workshops as well as Pre-AP English/Vertical Teams sessions in Canada, Illinois, New Mexico, Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine. A graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Master’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire, she is a National Board Certified Teacher and a recipient of an NCTE Teacher of Excellence Award.
Instructor Diana KraussAP English Literature
Diana Krauss has a BA in English from Colby College, an MFA from Boston University and is National Board Certified. She taught English for 30 years in several high schools in Maine, and AP English Literature for 28 of those years. She was an AP Exam Reader for 10 years and has been a College Board Consultant for 20.

Enjoy Maine’s early sunrise with a walk in the salty air, attend courses all day and enjoy free time each evening. Our amazing night sky will not disappoint! Lodging and all meals, including a lobster feed are included in the residential price.


In a response to Covid-19, Schoodic Institute has implemented best practices as outlined by the CDC and Maine CDC. Policies include wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequent and thorough cleaning and disinfecting.



August 8, 2021
August 13, 2021


Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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