Department of History and Philosophy

Contact Information

Dr. Masako Racel, Director, AP History Summer Institute

Registration Rate

  • $705 - Payment must be received on April 30th or earlier. No payment by April 30th will result in cancellation of your registration.
  • $730 - Late Registration: May 1st or later.

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College Board Advanced Placement Program

AP World History Summer Institute

Welcome, AP Teachers! The AP World History course focuses on developing students' understanding of world history from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past.

What's Included?

Registration Fee will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Textbooks and supplementary materials
  • Lunches
  • Certificate of Completion*
  • 3 PLUs
  • Bonus sessions led by KSU faculty!

Registration Fee will not cover:

  • Hotel Accommodations**
  • Transportation

*  Certificate will not be issued to the participants who did not complete
    the Institute or who partially attended the Institute.

** There are many hotels located near the Kennesaw State University.

Cancellation & Refunds

The Institute will be limited to 30 participants.

  • No refunds will be given if the registrant fails to attend the Institute.
  • If the Institute is full, you will be contacted by Institute Director. You may withdraw your registration and receive a refund or you will be placed on the waiting list. Participants who were on the waiting list who never had a chance to attend the Institute will receive refund after the institute is over.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact the director ( as well as your school's AP coordinator and your school district's accountant. A letter requesting cancellation and refund from a person or an organization that issued an check must be submitted to the director ( before May 1st. Please note that $100 is non-refundable after May 1st. No refund will be made after for US History Institute and for World History Institute.


U.S History Consultant: Mr. José Gregory
José Gregory obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1998 and then attended the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school. He has worked as an AP U.S. History teacher for eleven years and has been an AP Reader since 2008. The College Board recognized him in 2007 for having the largest number of Hispanic/Latino students in the nation passing the AP U.S. History exam. Mr. Gregory has facilitated various workshops in Florida and Georgia. He has also served as a Program Director for overseas summer programs in Spain and Italy. Mr. Gregory currently teaches at a magnet high school for the performing arts in the Atlanta area and can be reached at:

World History Consultant: Mr. Jonathan Henderson.

Jonathan Henderson has over 20 years teaching experience spanning middle school, high school, and university classes. He has been teaching AP World History since 2002 and been a reader for the exam since 2008. He is a member of the College Board's Curriculum and Instruction Team for the current AP World History exam redesign and helped author the College Board's AP Workshop Handbook for Summer Institutes. Jonathan has edited and written material for several of the major AP World History textbooks, and coauthored Fast Track to a Five: Preparing for the AP World History Examination. In 2008 Jonathan served on a College Board committee in New York to review and edit the Curriculum Framework for the course rewrite. Jonathan studied history at the graduate level at Cambridge University, taught in Central Asia as a US State Department Fellow, and in 2007 was a Fulbright Scholar to China. He teaches AP World History and Humanities at Forsyth Central High School near Atlanta and can be reached at