Annoucements

Thunderbird High School is offering a preparation course to help your student reach his/her potential on the SAT or ACT. The course helps students perform at their highest ability levels by acquainting them with how each test is specifically structured. Throughout the course, we will teach test-taking strategies specifically geared toward the SAT and ACT tests as well as tricks embedded in their makeup. While we encourage students to take the course for the particular test they are taking, if they have a conflict, they can take any of the three options. As of 2016, both the SAT and ACT are very similar. We will discuss the differences between the ACT and SAT in any of the classes.

The cost of the course is $75, which includes the lessons as well as preparation materials your student can take home with them for further practice. The $75 is eligible for the extra-curricular tax credit, which is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your Arizona state income tax liability. Once you pay for the class, the fee is not refundable. There are 3 options for these 12 hour courses.

Option 1. ACT (all Juniors will be taking the ACT test on April 2 at Thunderbird)

Part 1: Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch on your own 11- noon)

Part 2: Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch on your own 11- noon)

[March 16 and 23 are the two Saturdays during Spring Break]

Option 2. SAT (primarily for students taking the SAT in May)

Part 1: Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch on your own 11- noon)

Part 2: Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch on your own 11- noon)

Option 3. SAT (primarily for students taking the SAT in June)

Part 1: Thursday, May 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the first day after finals)

Part 2: Friday, May 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Part 3: Tuesday, May 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The classes will be held in Room I-216, in the Media Center, at Thunderbird High School.

The scores on the ACT or SAT serve 2 primary purposes: (1) it may make a difference about whether your student gets into a certain university and (2) it can increase the amount of financial aid they receive from a school. A recent graduate earned a full-ride 4-year scholarship based upon his PSAT score after taking our similar PSAT class.

To register your student, email me at eric.casper@guhsdaz.org. The seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact me at (623) 915-8900, ext. 7100.