ACT/SAT Dual Prep Class

    Our Fall ACT/SAT Dual Prep Class is on the calendar and ready to go!

    Join us for three weeks of ACT prep followed by a week break, and then three weeks of SAT prep. This class runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning August 22 and ending October 5 at Cheyenne Mountain High School from 6:30-8:30pm. Seating is limited so get your son or daughter signed up soon!

     

    There are three ways to sign up!

    Call: 719-205-2149. Email: cgarmon@smartprepcolorado.com. Register: pay the $100 deposit on our website. 

     


    ACT/SAT Dual Prep course addresses the content areas in English, reading, writing, math, and science.

    It will also help students to strategize their test taking skills in each of the content areas. This course will begin with ACT prep for three weeks and end with SAT prep for the last three weeks. It will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm at Cheyenne Mountain High School.




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SAT and ACT Prep Classes

Smart Prep Colorado has been preparing students for National level exams since 2007. All classes run two nights per week from 6:30-8:30 pm. The days of the week and the location for each class will be posted a month prior to our start date. Each class will give student the opportunity to learn test taking strategies specific to the exam they are prepping, and to practice content. For three weeks students will listen, learn, and participate. The last week of each course ends with a full length exam to give students the opportunity to practice, once again, what they have learned in our course. In addition, students will mark their own exams and learn about what the national test markers are looking for and how the exam is scored.

 

Class Policies

The Breakdown:

All classes run two nights per week from 6:30-8:30 pm. The days of the week and the location for each class will be posted a month prior to our start date. Each class will give student the opportunity to learn test taking strategies specific to the exam they are prepping, and to practice content. For four weeks students will listen, learn, and participate. The last week of each course ends with a full length exam to give students the opportunity to practice, once again, what they have learned in our course. In addition, students will mark their own exams and learn about what the national test markers are looking for and how the exam is scored. We have been prompted to run dual SAT/ACT classes for the Fall.  These classes will prep both exams.  If your son or daughter only needs to prep for one out of two of the exams in the Fall, he/she may sign up for half the class.

SAT/ACT Subject Breakdown:

For SAT: classes focus on reading, writing, and math. Reading is broken down into sentence completion and critical reading. Writing is broken down into grammar and essay. The math course will address basic arithmetic, percentages, ratios, polynomials, and geometry.

For ACT: classes focus on reading, English, math, and science. Reading is broken down into prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural science. English covers usage, mechanics, and rhetorical skills. Math is broken down into pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Science covers data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints questions.

Materials:

Students need to bring a pencil and a calculator. Each student will receive a syllabus and all the materials needed for this class. Students do not need to buy folders, paper, binders, or books for this class. We hand out all materials on the first day of class.

What if I miss class?

We often have students who need to miss class due to sports or other extra-curricular conflicts. If your son or daughter is going to miss a class, have them approach the teacher and ask for the work they missed or are going to miss. We are happy to provide all materials and will gladly meet before or after class, or answer any questions they might have via e-mail or by phone.

Student Responsibility:

Since this is a college prep course, we ask that students take responsibility for their work and their behavior in class. We want them to gain as much as possible from the class and, based on experience, know that what they put into the class, they will get out of it. Statistics are in their favor. Students who take the SAT or ACT more than once and/or take a preparation class to get them more acquainted with the exam and its contents, do better on the exam than students who go into it without extra preparation. Students who have taken our course over the last 3 years have consistently done better than their classmates who have not taken a prep course. Since this class is voluntary and the work that we hand to students is an option, they will have to decide how much time they can dedicate to our course. However, we do have the expectation that students will respect the learning of their classmates and therefore, we reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the class, without compensation, who may be detracting from the learning of others.

Over the years we have had many students and parents thanking us for the positive and beneficial learning experience and we are looking forward to another successful class for everyone.

We are always available for our students on the phone, over email, or before and after class. We also welcome their questions in class. The more they participate, the better we understand what their obstacles are, and the better we can prepare them for the exam.

Bad Weather:

We do not shut our doors due to bad weather. If there is a weather emergency of some kind, we will contact you via phone and email to let you know how we are going to handle the situation.

Payment:

For Traditional ACT or SAT Classes, a non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold a seat in class. The remaining $300 balance is due the first week of class. For the Dual Prep Class, the total cost is $600. You can choose to purchase the whole class or either the ACT portion or SAT portion only. Each portion is $300. Payment can be sent by check with your child, paid through our web site under the Register link, or sent via https://www.paypal.com/ to: lrutberg@smartprepcolorado.com.