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New Online ACT Prep Option for St. Louis area students

princeton review logoIn addition to our ACT Prep interactive videoconference course, New Links will now be offering online test prep for public, private and parochial schools within Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis. The online test prep includes ACT PSAT and SAT, which comes with two options: Online and Live Online. These classes are taught by the experts at The Princeton Review!

Online classes are self-paced by the participating student and cover approximately 30-40 hours of time. The account is active for 200 days.

Live Online classes can be customized to students’ needs. Live Online classes last 18 hours; they can run six sessions with three hours/block, or run nine sessions with 2 hours/block. During Live Online classes, students interact with an instructor who leads them through the curriculum.

These classes can run up to $599. Through Cooperating School Districts* (click on comments section for more information), you get the same Princeton Review classes for a greatly discounted rate:

· Online class through CSD will cost a student just $125

· Live Online class through CSD will cost a student just $150

For more complete details on these online courses from The Princeton Review and Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, contact New Links Program Coordinator Rebecca Morrison. Look for more information on future college prep offerings from The Princeton Review and CSD later this summer!

test prep over v/c

Now that the school year is over, I think people are starting to this about next school year-  and for high school students and their parents-  about college prepCooperating School Districts’ New Links to New Learning offers both an ACT Prep Class and now a PSAT Prep Class, both over videoconference. Trained instructors from The Princeton Review conduct the course and CSD gets you connected to the course. For more info, contact Rebecca Morrison.

Here’s some info to think about:

  • Public Missouri high school students who completed The Princeton Review PSAT Clinic averaged of 12.1 pts higher on the PSAT, and the top 50% of student scoring 21.6  points higher, which is equivalent to an SAT scaled score increase of 216 points.
  • According to The Princeton Review, when students attend all of the sessions, take all of the practice tests, and complete all assigned homework, average ACT score improvement is three points. 

October ACT Prep Course Scheduled

September note: The course costs $140 per student. The registration deadline is September 8, 2008. Don’t delay in signing up! Contact your school to see if it a participating site.

As promised, Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis and The Princeton Review have set up classes for the October ACT course.  This class meets ten times over videoconference. Participating students are at far sites connecting to the instructor over interactive videoconference. There are three practice tests (not over v/c) given by participating schools on Saturday mornings, as the real ACT is given. (The October ACT this year will be October 25, 2008).

What takes place during the class? Twenty hours of instruction; The Princeton Review instructor connects live from CSD to participating sites. The Princeton Review instructor uses a SMART Board to illustrate how to solve equations. Each student gets a manual with practice problems in it. Homework is assigned. Tips & tricks for mastering the ACT are given. Questions are answered.

The course now costs $140 per student. The registration deadline is September 8, 2008. For those who register late (the late registration deadline is September 15), the fee increases to $190 per student. For the class to run, we need at least 50 students (this is a total from all participating sites, not individual ones). To register, or if you have questions about the videoconference course, e-mail rmorrison@csd.org.

Practice Tests, Saturday mornings on Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18 2008
Class sessions, Monday & Wednesday afternoons:
Sept. 22 2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Sept. 24 2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Sept. 29 2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 1    2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 6    2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 8    2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 13  2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 15  2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 20  2008  3:30 – 5:30PM
Oct. 22  2008  3:30 – 5:30PM


According to The Princeton Review, when students attend all of the sessions, take all of the practice tests, and complete all assigned homework, average ACT score improvement is three points.  Again, the registration deadline is Monday, September 8.