College Preparation

On Campus ACT Prep Courses

We are working to develop college preparation programs for students who wish to strengthen their study habits at the college level.

***Please note: All youth participants must complete the parent/guardian consent form to participate in our programs.*** 

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ACT: Testing Strategies 

Instructor, Margaret Rowland, BA, MA & Tim Niese, BA, MA

Join Margaret Rowland and Timothy Niese to learn the trick of mastering the ACT test to the best of your ability! Students are provided with plenty of test-taking practice to help them with the anxiety that is often experienced during these tests.  We begin the class with a simulated four hour Pre-test that will give our instructor an overview of which skills each student is strong in and which skills they need to practice. The class concludes with the included four-hour Post-test that will provide the students with their scores in each test area, as well as their final composite score. Please keep in mind that we cannot review twelve years of school in only twelve hours, but know that the students that participate in class and practice outside of class will see a definite improvement in their scores! The course covers the four multiple-choice test areas: English, Reading, Science, and Math, and also reviews writing and text anxiety. Course includes text, a pre and post test, as well as updated information on the changes to the ACT test.  Students will not only leave the class with a textbook to continue to study from, but also a wealth of knowledge to help them achieve!

Also recommended: Writing for ACT and Your Future! and ACT: Just The Math, Please

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ACT Write

Writing for ACT and your Future!

Instructor, Margaret Rowland, BA, MA
Learn why the writing portion of your ACT test can be the deciding factor for college admissions. Expand on the writing strategies learned in the ACT preparation class and take your writing to the next level in this course. Learn about the three major writing events involved in the college application and testing process. Each serves a specific purpose and has unique expectations.   Review sample essays demonstrating what to do and what NOT to do! Discover why researching your target school is vitally important. Your writing skills and knowledge of what is expected can make the difference between being accepted or not. Each student has writing time and the opportunity to leave the course with a rough draft of their letter. Recommended prerequisite: ACT: Testing Strategies

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ACT: Just the Math, Please!

Instructor, Tim Niese, MA

Are you gearing up to take the ACT, but anxious about math?  Fear not!  This class is designed specifically to help prepare you for the mathematics section of the test.  Not only will we review practice problems from all six content areas of the ACT/SAT math test – we'll also learn how to optimize your score with various strategies to help you achieve your best math score! We’ll review those essential formulas and the basics needed to help you succeed in the Math portion. Bring your Math questions and concerns! Recommended prerequisite: ACT: Testing Strategies

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 Regional ACT test dates:

2016-2017 Registration Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 August 6-19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017



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Develop Your Student's College Timeline

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Did you know that volunteering now will help you get into the college of your choice? It’s never too early to think about your future and put your plan into action! High school and middle school students, along with parents, are invited to learn how to stay on track with their goals. Learn how to identify a student’s passions, goals, and strengths. Uncover what both private and public universities are looking for in a student and establish a timeline for a successful college experience. We will discuss finding scholarship opportunities and what you can do now to make your applications stand out above the rest!

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