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Ace the ACT

We empower students with the strategies, skills, and confidence to use the ACT to their advantage!

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Ace the ACT is Montgomery's premier comprehensive 8-week ACT & College prep course!  This course is much more than test prep.  Students will receive live instruction via Zoom, individualized feedback, and guidance on leveraging their high school years into college and career success! 

STATISTICS FROM PREVIOUS CAMPS

100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the camp helped them to discover weaknesses, develop testing strategies, and meet their study goals

80% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the camp addressed areas they were weak in, helped them improve their speed, helped them build confidence, and helped them develop a better overall study routine

100% of participants said that they were satisfied with their overall experience, would participate in the boot camp again, and would at least consider sharing it with a friend

From just a few sessions!

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Hear what award-winning Title III Director Cynthia Handy says about what we do

This course includes 16 one-hour virtual afterschool sessions and access to a Google Classroom with study modules encompassing practice problems, session replays, and video tutorials.

Fees associated with this course:

Virtual - $79 ($99 after Aug 6th)

80% of our students said that our virtual sessions were just as effective as in-person sessions and some preferred virtual over in-person!

Next 8-week Course:

August 27th - October 17th

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(This is in preparation for the October 26th ACT Exam)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?

This is for 10th through 12th grade students ---both first-time and repeating test takers--- in Montgomery and surrounding areas wanting to increase their potential for making their desired score through rigorous content training.  In addition, this program helps students gain valuable knowledge of the career and college research process.

Who is teaching this program?

The developers of Ace the ACT are Derek and Ashley Lovett.  They are secondary education teachers and have been conducting ACT prep for well over five years.  Presumably they will be the primary instructors; however, additional qualified instructors may be utilized.

Where and when will Ace the ACT be held?

It is virtual.  In addition, we are working to set up "hubs" where students in Montgomery and surrounding areas can work afterschool on their devices.  The sessions are scheduled for one hour (4 - 5 pm CST) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Dates and times may slightly change, as necessary, up until the start of the second week.  (See refund policy below.)

How do I access the live sessions?

A unique Zoom Link will be sent to the email you share with us upon registration.  This link will be shared with you prior to the first session and can be used to access the sessions over the 8-week duration.

What materials are required?

Students only need to have access to a device, preferably a laptop or a desktop in which they can clearly see the ACT live instruction.  In addition, students will want to keep a notebook to take notes during the live sessions and work out practice problems on their own.

How do I access the Google Classroom?

A link to the Google Classroom will be shared with you via the email you share with us upon registration.  Students should use their own personal email to join the classroom.  After this, we will send you an invitation to add yourself as a "parent/guardian" in the classroom so that you can monitor assignments.

How can I monitor what my child is doing?

After your child joins the Google Classroom, we will send you an invitation to add yourself as a "parent/guardian" in the classroom.  Since some of the assignments will only be available while we are on our live sessions, you will be able to monitor how often your child is tuning in and participating.

What happens if a student misses a session?

There is no penalty for missing a session.  In addition, live sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the Google Classroom.

Can I get a refund if I cancel?

Yes, you may cancel and receive a full refund if you do so prior to the first session.  If you cancel before the the start of Week 2 of the program, you will be refunded 80% of payment.  No refunds are available thereafter.  Nonetheless, if for any unforeseen circumstances this course is canceled at any point, you will be refunded in full.

Sponsor a Title I Student for ACT

Sponsor a Title I student!

Some students may have the desire to participate but not the means to do so.  We want to work with Title I schools to identify ideal candidates for this opportunity, but we need your generous support to make this happen.  Your tax deductible contribution will enable us to provide this opportunity to these students.

 

We want to make sure that your contribution is used as efficiently as possible.  Therefore, we will work with counselors at these schools to ensure that students complete the Ace the ACT course.  In addition, we will assign students to your sponsorship dollars and will disclose general updates to you regarding their participation and performance.

Please reference the follow table to help you determine your donation amount.

Please reference the follow table to help you determine your donation amount.

Support Student Stipends for ACT

Support Student Stipends!

We know that many disadvantaged  students don’t take advantage of resources like this. For most of them it is not because they don’t have the desire or work ethic. Instead it is because they don’t understand the relevance and therefore don't understand how it helps them.  In order to help students engage and complete the course we want to offer them stipends.  But we need your help to do this. 

 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!

 

Ace the ACT is an 8-week course with 2 class sessions per week. If students attend at least 14 of the 16 class sessions, complete all of the Google Classroom modules by the specified deadlines, and sign up for the October 26th exam they will receive stipends (based on available funds.). 

 

We believe that students tend to be more motivated when they can correlate their hard work to tangible rewards. Therefore, as funds allow, we would also like to reward students based on their ACT performance.  

 

The following are the scoring brackets we will use.  For those who have taken the test prior, their new score must be in a higher bracket than their previous score.  Reward amounts will be based on funds received.

 

Bronze: 18 to 20

Silver: 21 to 23

Gold : 24 to 26

Platinum: 27 to 29

Diamond: 30 and up

It is our aim to compound the impact of this course by working synchronously with schools.  If interested in learning more, please get in touch.

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