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College Admissions Test Prep

ACT/SAT Test Prep Courses

Our full length summer course is ideal for those students planning to take SAT on August 24th or the Act on September 14th.  Our course covers content (grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary in context, algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, technical reading, data analysis) and skills (guessing, managing time, reducing calculator dependence).  


SAT Intensive for the August 24 test or ACT intensive for September 14 test                                                                 

Intensives are designed for students who have completed test prep and are planning to take the SAT or ACT an additional time and want to maximize their score.  Similar to focused practice and training before a concert or a game, Intensives focus students on areas they can see maximum gain.  Four full length Actual Conditions tests,  tutor review and homework drills are key elements of the program.


ACT/SAT Foundations                                                                                                             Grades 8 -11

The ACT and SAT align so closely in content and style that Academic Journeys designed a combined summer camp for college admissions testing.  The one week camp covers content and strategy.  Designed for those who have not taken the ACT or the SAT and are just beginning to prepare for college admissions testing.  Unique to our bootcamp is the personal plan each student will create at the end of the class – including which test is best for the student! The week  long session runs from 9:30am - 2:30pm. Classes run late July and August.  Please contact us for further information

  Unique Programming

Algebra 2 and Chemistry, the one - two punch!

Many juniors will have both Algebra 2 and Chemistry this academic year and for some it will be a rocky start. Since these students were in geometry last year and chemistry relies on more algebraic concepts having both Algebra 2 and Chemistry at the same time will require significant focus and work.

At Academic Journeys we know that by starting in August and continuing through the first marking period, juniors working one-on-one with one of our tutors will start strong and stay strong through-out the junior year.


"Timelines of _____"  book series                                                 Grade 2  and up

Looking for something different this summer to get your kid's reading and writing?  Students will choose a topic they love whether its the Arts, Sports, Careers or Games!  They will research its history, reflect on what it is today and share what they think will be in the future and will end up writing a section of a book.  Students will learn researching skills, writing and infographics. Six sessions


Studying or Learning?                                                                                Grades 6 and up

One-size-fits-all study skills classes are a summer staple; but not at Academic Journeys!  Our Studying or Learning program makes sure a student understands themselves and all the tools that exist to make their pursuit of education and knowledge efficient and engaging.  Before the work begins students will take an assessment of how they learn which might be followed by a Family Meeting to review the information.  The first session students will be guided to review the last year’s transcripts and to make plans and set goals for the coming year.  The rest of the sessions are focused on how learning happens and the tools that really work!  On-Demand program scheduling is available.  Do you have a group of 3 or more students who want to take the program but need a different schedule?  Just ask!

How to get ahead and stay ahead.                                    Grades 8 and up

As the summer winds down students start to get ready for the new school year.  At Academic Journeys we provide students’ with practice guidance to make sure the year gets off to a good start and stays that way!  Offered in most high school subjects (Biology, Algebra, Pre-calc, History etc.) we start with a foundation knowledge assessment and coach the student to fill any gaps and then develop a plan for achieving and maintaining academic success.  Student should attempt to get the course text book and bring it to all sessions. This program is delivered via one-to-one coaching and typically 6 one hour long sessions are needed.

  Journey to College

Everything But the Essay                                                                                   Grades 9, 10 & 11


The College Admissions process is changing!  High school students will learn about colleges, universities, majors and activities.  A self-assessment is given to help guide students to the right type of college for them and an initial list is created.  We explore what college admissions professionals look for in candidates and create a personal plan to showcase the student.  The Common App, Naviance and the Coalition for College Access App are covered and students will open their ‘locker’.

Week of July 29                                        9:30am to 12:30pm

Week of August 12                                 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Classes have a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 10. On-Demand program scheduling is available.  Do you have a group of 3 or more students who want to take the program but need a different schedule?  Just ask!


Essays and Applications                                                                                      Grade 12


Rising seniors have a lot to do this summer and we are here to help!  We start with a Family Meeting to brainstorm on the essays and rank the list by interest as well Reach, Target and Safety schools.  Students then plan their admissions approach and open their Common App and Coalition for College Access App.  Naviance is updated and maintained. Drafting all the essays comes next and finalizing the application dates and plans wrap up the summer.

This program is delivered via one-to-one coaching and typically 5 hour long sessions are needed in addition to the Family Meeting.