College Reminders for the Class of 2019

If you want to sign up for a college planning meeting with me, stop by or email me and we can find a time to meet at your convenience. If your family wants to meet with me as well, they can select a meeting time or email me to coordinate another time. Before we meet, please complete the College Autobiography. Many teachers require this before they write letters of recommendation, but it also allows me to ask questions as you plan which campuses to visit, what majors to consider, etc.
There are lots of ways you can prepare for the SAT/ACT now to increase your scores. Many colleges, scholarships, and academic majors have specific test score minimums. Do not underestimate how preparation can help you!
  • Your grades this semester matter a lot. They are so important for college applications. 
  • Your senior schedule matters a lot. Colleges absolutely care what you take senior year. 
  • You want to start visiting colleges now. Register online through the admission office website for each college
  • When you register for the SAT/ACT, select schools to receive your scores automatically. Almost all colleges require scores to be sent directly from the testing service rather than from your high school, and it is free to send them when you take the test. 
  • Ask questions! We are here to help you. The more work you put into your college search now, the easier your senior year will be. 
  • Complete your applications in August. Just trust me on this one. 

College Tutors SAT Practice Test: Jan. 13

College Tutors is hosting a College Entrance Practice Test Saturday, January 13, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. at their Learning Center, 1300 E 86th street, Nora Plaza (next to Marshalls).

This session will be for the March 10 SAT Exam and will mirror what students will experience while taking the actual SAT exam. This is a small-group, proctored exam and will last approximately three hours.

Scores are summarized in collaboration with Summit Education Group*, reviewed with their experienced staff, with consultation around improving specific areas of the test. This is a great resource for students needing to close gaps in particular subjects or simply striving to improve overall performance.

*A sample test score summary can be viewed at ACT Practice Test Score

To register, students and families should email Andrea Harmon-Alexander: aharmonalexander@collegenannie

SAT Prep Class at BCHS

Registration is now open for the 2018 SAT Prep Class at BCHS. This is for BCHS students only.

This is a 6-week SAT Prep class, taught by BCHS teacher Mrs. Schaffner and former teacher Mrs. Klee, in January-February. Each class runs from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Class dates are Mondays : January 22, 29, 2018 and February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018. (The class WILL be held on President’s Day).

This class covers Math and English on the revised SAT. Cost is $150.

All registration is online. Payment will be collected during registration through our secure form. The class is limited to 40 registrants and spaces fill quickly.