SAT Prep Workshop at HHS
We are once again pleased to offer our SAT Preparatory Instructional Course this fall and winter. These courses are designed to prepare our students for the SAT, as well as the PSAT, due to their similar format. All students will be taught the strategies and skills required to raise their scores significantly.
In addition to juniors and seniors, we are pleased to offer interested sophomores an opportunity to begin their SAT preparation by enrolling in the Fall 2018 or Winter 2019 SAT prep programs. Admittedly, we are not recommending that all sophomores undertake this opportunity; however, preparation during the sophomore year provides students with a full calendar year to improve their scores for the critical tests they will encounter during their junior year. Research indicates that those students who take advantage of SAT test preparation during their sophomore year have the potential to score higher than those students who wait until their junior year. While we typically do not advocate that sophomores register and take the SAT this year, students will be able to begin to acquire the strategies in critical reading, critical writing, and math -- as well as time management strategies -- to best enhance their scoring potential. Depending on individual readiness, most juniors will register to take the SAT in the fall, winter and/or spring.
The course will meet once a week for 5 consecutive weeks from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each evening. (Dates for the SAT exam and our workshops are listed on the back of this letter). Students will receive an hour of verbal instruction, an hour of mathematics instruction, and an hour utilizing an online program which pinpoints weaknesses and allows students to receive extra practice on those targeted areas.
As part of this course, students will complete 4 practice tests. To maximize scoring potential, it is imperative that students use the time outside of class to take the practice tests given during the course. Each evening during the math and verbal sessions, students will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the SAT Practice Test that they took that week. During the computer session, they will have the opportunity to enter their answers into a special program which will score their tests. The students can then receive lessons and additional practice questions on math and verbal skills based upon their weaknesses. It should be noted that we utilize two different sets of practice tests. One set is administered during the fall session and another set is utilized during the winter session.
We will also be offering a Mock SAT test for an additional $30. Students will be required to arrive at Hershey High School no later than 8:20 a.m. They will be given the 2nd practice test of the session at this time. During the Mock Test, we will be following SAT time restraints as well as break limitations. It is very helpful for students to experience a 4-hour test before they actually take the SAT. In addition, they will receive written feedback from our Verbal Instructor on their essay. If students choose not to attend the Mock SAT, they will receive the test during class the week before. It will be up to them to complete the test on their own.
Class enrollment is limited. Please complete the registration form found here. Completed registration forms and the payment of $100 can be dropped off at the high school office or mailed to Lori Ogle at Hershey High School, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033. Checks should be made payable to Derry Township School District.
We are confident that this course will greatly benefit students’ scores. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at LOgle@hershey.k12.pa.us.
Click here to view the registration form.