Pre-AP at PLU

Pre-AP courses deliver grade-level appropriate instruction through focused course frameworks, instructional resources, learning checkpoints, and collaborative educator workshops. They are designed to support all students across varying levels of abilities through focus. They are not honors or advanced courses. The Program grants educators and their students the space and time for deep engagement with content.

Participating schools receive an official Pre-AP designation for each course and the opportunity to bring engaging, meaningful, foundational coursework to all their students across varying levels of abilities. This designation signals consistent, high standards in focused courses that help build, strengthen, and reinforce students’ content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

For more details about the program, go to the College Board website.

For those schools that are approved to offer Pre-AP, there is a professional development opportunity for your teachers. Pacific Lutheran University is hosting a summer institute for Pre-AP in 2020.

Registration for Pre-AP

Summer Institute

Logistics for the Institute

Parking On Campus

No parking permit is needed during the summer. You cannot park in reserved or specialized parking spots.

On Campus Accommodations

For AP participants choosing to lodge on-campus, accommodations are traditional dorm style rooms with NO AC. Participants will stay in South Hall, the upper-class residence hall. South Hall is located 4 blocks from classrooms. All rooms are double units with private bedrooms and a shared kitchen, bath, and living rooms. Rooms will be cleaned and prepared for your stay before the start of the conference and will not be visited again by staff until checkout. Items that will be provided in your room include: a bed, a fitted sheet, top blanket, pillow, towel, water cup, soap, and dresser. If you have any personal comforts it is suggested you bring them. You are financially responsible for any loss or damage to the room or the keys. Payment must be received by PLU to confirm reservation.

4 Nights (Monday – Thursday nights) = $260.00 – breakfast included

Staying? Flying?

Staying: Local Lodging

The following lodging options are in close proximity to PLU.

Best Western Premier Plaza Puyallup
888.204.5804
253.848.1500
www.bestwestern.com

PLU Special: Complimentary deluxe, hot breakfast in the morning, Free Wi-Fi and free parking all only 10 minutes from PLU.  Request the PLU rate.

Best Western Liberty Inn
253.912.8777
www.bestwestern.com

PLU Special: Complimentary deluxe, hot breakfast in the morning, Free Wi-Fi and free parking all only 10 minutes from PLU.  Request the PLU rate. (October 1-April 30: $99 per night, May 1-September 30: $119 per night)

Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn
253-584-2212
800-528-1234
www.bestwestern.com

Best Western Tacoma Dome
253.272.7737
www.bestwestern.com

PLU Special: Complimentary full hot breakfast in the morning, free wi-fi and free shuttle service to and from campus.  Request the PLU rate.

Clarion Inn Tacoma
253.475.5900
www.choicehotels.com

PLU Special: Request the PLU preferred rate of $94.99 for a single king or two queen beds room, complimentary deluxe hot breakfast and free wi-fi.

Extended Stay America, Tacoma – South
253-475-6565
www.extendedstayamerica.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot, Puyallup
253-770-3100
www.marriott.com

PLU special: Request the PLU rate when reserving your room.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Tacoma Mall
253-539-2288
www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

PLU special: Request the PLU rate when reserving your room.  Your stay includes a deluxe hot continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and parking.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Puyallup
253.848.4900
www.ihg.com

PLU special: Request the PLU rate when reserving your room. The newly remodeled hotel includes a deluxe hot continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and parking.

Holiday Inn Express, Tacoma
800-Holiday
www.ihg.com

Hotel Murano, Downtown Tacoma
253-238-8000
www.hotelmuranotacoma.com

PLU Special: Request the PLU preferred rate to get a King room for $155, free wireless Internet, and 50% off overnight self parking. Discounts available on all price levels. Online booking code: PLU

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tacoma
253-383-0146 x3
www.wyndhamhotels.com

PLU Special: A 10% discount is given to families visiting PLU.

Marriott Courtyard, Downtown Tacoma
253-591-9100
800-321-2211
www.marriott.com

Shilo Inn, Tacoma
800-222-2244
www.shiloinns.com

PLU Special: Request the PLU rate of $89 when reserving your room for 2 people ($10 per additional guest).

Silver Cloud Inn, Tacoma Waterfront
866-820-8448
www.silvercloud.com

PLU Special: Request a PLU discount when reserving your room, which also includes breakfast, wi-fi, and water view. If reserving online, enter group name PLU and password PLU.

TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Tacoma Lakewood
253-582-1055
www.marriott.com

PLU Special: Complimentary breakfast served daily. Free wi-fi and free parking. Suites include fully equipped kitchens and working desk, and only 11 minutes away from PLU. Request the PLU rate.

The Villa Bed & Breakfast
253-572-1157
www.villabb.com

PLU Special: A 10% discount is given to families visiting PLU.

VRBO Short-term House Rentals
Click here to see the VRBO Tacoma rental webpage.

Flying: SeaTac Airport

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport is approximately 45 minutes north of PLU.

Visit these websites for shuttle information.

Call for prices and availability for the following local transport companies:

  • Around the Clock Shuttle Service: 253-539-9299
  • Five Star Shuttle Service: 253-589-9299
  • Yellow Cab Taxi Service: 253-472-3303