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AP Boot Camp



Summer 2017


There are three sessions planned

6/27-6/29 AP Boot Camp Session # 1 8 am - Noon

7/11 -7/13 AP Boot Camp Session # 2 8 am - Noon

8/1 -8/3  AP Boot Camp Session #3 8 am - Noon


All three sessions cover exactly the same material so choose only one.  If you sign up for one, and then have to switch, please let Mr. Guemmer know BEFORE your session starts !   If you sign up and cannot make it, also let Mr. Guemmer know !!


What is the AP Boot Camp Curriculum?
Students can attend a three-day session to work on strengthening their academic foundations and refining their advanced learning skills in general. We focus on team building, time management, AP level essay defining and time management skills. The idea is to prepare them for taking an AP course for the first time in their high school career.

Who can attend?
Any Pioneer student who is planning to take an AP History class for the first time.  (Currently only AP Euro is offered)
Is the Boot Camp required in order to take an AP class?
No, but students who take the Boot Camp can get more detailed explanations the types of assignments they will be given during the school year and a clearer grasp of the increased workload that is typical in an AP class. 

Where is the Camp?

The AP Boot Camp will be held on the PHS campus in and around D205. 

What about transportation?
Students will need to find his/her own means of getting to and from Pioneer High School for their Boot Camp sessions. 


What should students bring?
On the first day, paper, pencils and pens, to write down some notes. Any additional materials will be explained at the Boot Camp. 


 What courses are supported by the Boot Camp?
With our first boot camp in 2010, we started with European History AP for 10th grade and US History AP for 11th grade.  We hope to expand the program as more teachers, parents and students see the benefit of the program. For the 2017 Boot Camp, only AP Euro will be available. APUSH students if you want your own boot camp, convince Mrs. Ott that you want it!


Are there any costs?
Not at the present time, but we may charge a nominal fee to cover some material costs, such as snacks. Currently the Boot

Camp has no funding from the school district.


When is the Camp?
There will be three sessions of three days each, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  -  See above


 How do students sign up?
First students must be accepted into an AP class.  Information will be distributed at that time on how to sign up for the Boot camp session, additionally emails through School Loop will be sent to AP students.  If you don't read your emails, don't blame us when you don't find out about stuff !!!


 For more information contact Mr Guemmer at: Kurt.Guemmer@wjusd.org 



Sample Schedule

Day One Group Dynamics
Class Expectations
AP Note-taking- Expectations and Tips
Summer Enrichment Assignment
Day Two

Time Management
FRQ's- What are they?
APPARTS assignments
Summer Enrichment Assignment

Day Three DBQ's What are they?
Student Led Discussions/ Study Groups
Summer Enrichment Assignment