College Preparation

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


ACT: The Cambridge Approach

Instructor, Margaret Rowland, BA, MA

Join reading specialist Margaret Rowland to learn the trick of mastering the ACT test to the best of your ability! Students are provided with plenty test-taking practice to help them with the anxiety that is often experienced during these tests. We start the class with a simulated 4 hour Pre-Test that will give our instructor an overview of what skills each student is strong in and which skills they need to practice so we can tailor the class to meet the needs of each student.

Students are provided with 2 textbooks for the duration of the class. One book is geared towards test mechanics, concepts, and strategies while the other serves as an excellent resource for college and career readiness. The class concludes with the included 4 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 12 years of school in only 12 hours, but the students that participate in class and practice outside of class will see a definite improvement in their score! The course covers the four multiple-choice test areas: English, Reading, Science and Math, plus writing and text anxiety. Pre and post-tests included. Students have the option to purchase their books for an additional $70. Also recommended: Writing for ACT.

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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. 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 of being accepted or not. Each student has writing time and the opportunity to leave with a rough draft of their letter. Recommended prerequisite: ACT: The Cambridge Approach.

ACT Math

ACT/SAT Prep for Math

Instructor, Tim Niese, MA
Are you gearing up to take the ACT, but are 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 strategies to help you achieve your best math score! We’ll review those much needed formulas and the basics needed to help you succeed in Math. Bring your Math questions and concerns! Recommended prerequisite: ACT: The Cambridge Approach class.


2015-16 Regional Test Dates
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8-21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7-20, 2015
February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9-15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5-18, 2016
June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 7-20, 2016

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