SAT Prep Classes
Community Programs will be offering two different SAT prep options. One option will be taught in house by English and Math Department heads and the other taught by Kaplan Test Prep. Please click on the red community pass link at the top of page to get started!
SAT Prep Course
There will be three separate sections offered for the October, December and March exams. These four -week sessions with two two and a half hours sessions per week are taught by Diane Bassett and Mary Gregoire, previous Math and English Department Chairpersons. Each class will consist of either a session of English or Math. These classes will alternate days and will involve help with strategies to employ while taking the test as well as subject-specific knowledge. The course will include sessions with direct teacher instruction and will focus on the test format, commonly encountered question constructions, helpful test taking strategies, and subject-specific knowledge. Students will be expected to take practice SAT tests on their own, and some instruction will focus on the problems that students encounter with the test. The three different sessions will be offered to accommodate student schedules. The courses are open to all students entering their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade years.
Please note that registration for this class does not register you for the SAT exam, rather you are required to register for the exam separately. Please contact North Andover High School guidance office for assistance with signing up for the SAT exam.
DATES AND TIMES:
- Session One - 5:30 - 8:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 7th through September 30. The October exam is scheduled for October 2nd.
- Session Two - 5:30 - 8:00 Mondays and Wednesdays from November 1 through December 1 (excluding the week of Thanksgiving). The SAT exam will be held on December 4th.
- Session Three - 5:30 - 8:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 8 - March 10 (excluding the February school vacation week). The SAT exam will be held on Saturday March 12th.
Location: North Andover High School Instructors: Diane Bassett and Mary Gregoire
Materials: College Board: The Official SAT Study Guide - SAT March 2016 and Beyond 2020 EDITION.
ACT Prep Course
Students will participate in whole group and subject specific activities with instructors Diane Bassett and Mary Gregoire, previous Math and English Department Chairpersons. There will be one session offered in the fall. The individual session ends the week before the ACT is offered. The course is composed of six 2 hour classes alternating between English and math instruction. The course will be comprised of sessions with direct teacher instruction, which will focus on the test format, commonly encountered question constructions, helpful test taking strategies, and subject-specific knowledge. Students will be expected to take practice ACT tests on their own. Some instruction will focus on the problems that students encounter with the test. The course is open to all students entering their 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade years. Space is limited. Spots will fill up quickly, so sign up today at Community Programs.
Students are asked to purchase the new edition of The ACT - The Princeton Review: Cracking the ACT: Better Strategies, Higher Scores. 2017 Edition. This focuses on the ACT exam, strategies and actual test questions. In addition, the book includes actual ACT exams.
Location: North Andover High School
Instructors: Diane Bassett and Mary Gregoire