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Huntington Learning Center Castle Rock

Huntington Learning Center Castle Rock



Every junior who attends a public high school in Colorado is required to take the ACT. The average ACT score for all students in Colorado is between 20 and 21. The minimum ACT score required by most ...

Every junior who attends a public high school in Colorado is required to take the ACT. The average ACT score for all students in Colorado is between 20 and 21. The minimum ACT score required by most state colleges and universities exceeds 21 and minimum standards are climbing. Have your child assessed at your nearest Huntington Learning Center to see where he or she stands.



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    • Welcome to Huntington Learning Center’s
      • • The student population is growing. 3.2 million students, more than ever before, are expected to graduate from American high schools in 2007. This number is expected to increase to 3.3 million in 2009. 1
      • The percentage of students enrolling directly to degree-granting institutions after graduation continues to rise.
        • The number of available seats has not kept up with the increase in enrollees
      • 
      1. Chronicle of Higher Education: Us Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics What Is Your Student up Against?
    • A College Degree Is Important
      • Better jobs with better pay
      • In 2005, college graduates earned 62% more than high school graduates
      • In a 40-year working life, college graduates, with a bachelor’s degree, can expect to earn 61% more than high school graduates 2 
      2. The College Board, Education Pays 2007: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society
    • Admissions: Just How Competitive Is It? 3. Information compiled from University/College websites 3
      • Grade Point Average
      • Test Scores
      •  Extra-curricular activities
      •  Essay
      •  Recommendations
      •  Interview
      How Do They Choose? Factors influencing college admissions
    • How Are ACT Scores Used?
      • Compare students with a common yardstick
      • Determine how well a student will handle college-level work
      • Select the best candidates from thousands of college applications
      • Determine admissions to honors programs
      • Determine eligibility to participate in NCAA sports programs
      • Determine financial aid and scholarships
    • College Is a BIG Investment!
      • Average Tuition, Fees, Room and Board
      • (2007-2008)
      • Four-year private college: $32,307 per year
      • Four-year public college: $13,589 per year
      • How can preparation help?
      4. Source: Trends in College Pricing 2007 4
    • What You Should Know About the ACT Description Topic
    • Science (F) (G) (H) (J) Which of the following hypotheses is supported by the results of Experiment 1? Correct answer is (F) Iodine can pass through a plastic protein membrane. The concentration of a substance controls how much movement occurs. Heat quickens the movement of substances through a membrane. Plastic protein compounds can perfectly replicate cell membrane properties.
    • Mathematics (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) If AD=BD, and BC=6, what is the length of AB? Correct answer is (B) 3 3 3 3 4 6
    • English The bolo, or bola, tie is common in the west today that many people are surprised to find that it is relatively new. 15 In the late 1940s : a silversmith named Victor Cedarstaff went riding with friends in the Bradshaw Mountains outside 16 Wickenburg, Arizona. When the wind blew his hat off, Cedarstaff removed the hatband, which had a silver buckle he did not want to lose, and put it around his neck. When having been complemented by his friends on the new apparel, Cedarstaff 17 returned home and wove a leather string. He added silver balls to the ends and ran it through a turquoise buckle. Correct answer is (C) so common
      • 15. (A) NO CHANGE
          • (B) common enough
      • (C) so common
      • (D) so very common
    • How Do You Get a Leg Up?
      • Strategic guessing – yes
      • Omitting – never
      • Analyze the question type
      • Time management
      Strategies to improve your score
    • Know the Test Know Yourself As a Test Taker
    • Know the Test Know Yourself As a Test Taker
    • How Do You Prepare?
      • The road to success
        • Work hard in school
        • Develop the learning skills you need to succeed
        • Read
        • Take a test prep program
      • When test day arrives
        • Eat a good breakfast
        • Wear comfortable clothing
        • Bring the right kind of calculator
        • Stay calm
    • The College Admission Timeline
          • Study and get good grades
          • Become involved in community and school activities
      If you are a FRESHMAN
    • The College Admission Timeline
          • Ask your school counselor about the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses available at your school
          • Plan and set your goals for the future. Talk to your school counselor about your interests and abilities, the kind of school that appeals to you, and what you can financially afford
          • Take the PLAN Assessment, if your school offers it
          • Continue to study and get good grades
          • Stay involved in community and school activities
      • Summer after sophomore year
          • Begin to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT
      If you are a SOPHOMORE
    • The College Admission Timeline
      • September
        • Continue PSAT prep
        • Register for the PSAT
        • Study and get good grades
        • Sign up for Advanced Placement courses
        • Stay involved in community and school activities
      • October/November
        • Take the PSAT
        • Determine whether you will take the ACT or the SAT
      • December
        • Begin test preparation
      • Spring
        • Ask teachers to write recommendations
        • Take the ACT or SAT exam
        • Visit colleges
      If you are a JUNIOR
      • Summer after Junior year
        • Begin writing college essays
        • If you are not satisfied with your score, prepare to retake the exam
        • Complete applications for early admission
    • The College Admission Timeline
      • September
        • Continue to visit colleges
        • Narrow list of college selections
        • Continue test prep if you will be taking the exam again
        • Study and get good grades
        • Take leadership positions in school activities
      • November
        • Early action application deadlines
      • December
        • Early decision notification
      • January/March
        • Regular deadlines for college applications
      If you are a SENIOR
      • Summer after senior year
        • Pack your bags and head off to the college of your choice
      • April
        • Acceptances arrive
    • Success Is Possible
        • “ If it were not for Brian (the Center Director) and his teachers, my son would never have gotten into Florida International University. I cannot thank them enough.” – M. Cruzate, parent
        • “ ...Overall, I was very pleased with the entire staff. They were supportive and happy that I had done so well with their help. I felt very secure with the one-on-one training and confident about being prepared for the test. I would recommend this program to other students as long as they keep with the program and do what the tutor advises...” – L. Kohan, student
    • Thank You Remember… Prepare. Achieve. Succeed. This program has been presented by