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Advanced Placement



Myrtice Salmond, Ed.D., Coordinator
Phone (714) 966-4423
Fax (714) 327-0496​​


Online - AP in the OC, Summer Institute (July 20-24, 2020)

The Orange County Department of Education is offering an intensive professional learning opportunity to strengthen academic rigor and best teaching practices. This hybrid (synchronous & asynchronous) professional development is approved & endorsed by College Board.

Flyer                         Register Here​​

Agenda                   CEU (Brandman or University, San Diego)

To Make Payment: Payment (purchase order or checks) must be received no later than the first day of the summer institute, July 20, 2020.

Please make payable to: Orange County Department of Education

Email Purchase Orders to or fax to (714) 327-0494. Please note your District/School will be invoiced by OCDE upon completion of the training.

Or mail check to 200 Kalmus Drive, P.O. Box 9050, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050, Attn: Joyce Beynon

Cancellations must be made by June 19, 2020 for a full refund. Please send an email to

Welcome to our AP in the OC 2020 CONSULTANTS: (Please click on their name to open their bio)


Brenda Royal

​Calculus AB

Gary Taylor


Paul Groves

​Computer Science A

Richard Kick

​Computer Science Principles

Charles Powell


Mary Kohelis

​English Language & Composition

Daniel O'Rourke

​English Literature & Composition

Ryan Hoague

​Environmental Science

Hilary Staples

​European History

Kenneth LeSage

​Government & Politics

John Moyer


Judy Adler


Jared Derksen

​US History

Matt Tassinari

​World History

Eric Hahn


AP Day (TBD)


This one-day College Board workshop for coaches and teachers is at the Orange County Department of Education. Session will explore topics essential to the development of an equitable and effective AP program.

Please make payment to "College Board" as they are handling registration and payment.

AP Collaborative


The AP Collaborative is a network meeting for district and site Advanced Placement Coordinators.  Quarterly meetings (Sept 25, Nov 13, Feb 18, and Apr 22) are conducted in conjunction with the College Board and will discuss topics essential to AP program needs. Please see flyer below for further information.