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Fall 2020 SAT/ACT Test Prep Information

There are several local opportunities you can utilize as you to prepare for future SAT and ACT tests.

  • ACT ACADEMY offers a free, personalized way for you to use the results of online practice questions and diagnostic tests to prep for the ACT. We have seen students increase their scores significantly by practicing 3 to 4 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes a day for three months. Reminder: It’s free!
  • The BCHS SAT PREP CLASS takes place in January and February for the March SAT.
  • BENDER AND ROCAP EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. (http://www.bender-rocap.com, 317.205.9215, maggie@bender-rocap.com) Experienced tutors who have received A+ feedback from students who now feel more confident. Many students raised their scores, gained admission to the college of their choice or earned scholarships. For individual tutoring: $60 per hour; $45 for 45 minutes. For two students together: $38 per student, per hour. For three or four students together: $27 per student, per hour.
  • CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. (cldinc.org, 317-923-8111) During this six-week preparatory course during various times of year, students benefit from intensive instruction on each of the three challenging SAT subject areas: evidence-based reading, writing and math. Students take practice tests which ultimately help improve test-taking abilities by using the tools provided before the annual SAT testing dates. Each student receives an official SAT review book. Eligible Participants: Students in grades 10-12.  Program Fee: $50
  • CLASS 101. Classes are $499. Over the past 20 years, Class 101 has helped more than 3,000 students improve their average SAT scores over 180 points. Tools Provided: Textbook, Worksheets, Online Resources, Trend Sheets, Two Full Practice Tests in Class and Trend Analysis, Two Additional Tests for Homework, Discover Areas of Weakness and Correct Weak Trends, Test-taking Tips, Strategies, and Timing. (https://www.class101.com/centralindiana/act-sat-classes/)
  • CLUB Z! IN-HOME TUTORING. Test Prep Online Option: Great option for students with very busy schedules or who don’t quite need the intensity of one-on-one, private tutoring. http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/indy/indy-online-sat-act-classes/. One-on-one, In-Home Option: SAT: http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/indy/indy-sat-test-prep-tutors/, ACT: http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/indy/indy-act-test-prep-tutors/. SAT/ACT program information and SAT/ACT Flyer on the BCHS School Counseling site provide additional information.
  • COLLEGE NANNIES+SITTERS+TUTORS. College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors offers in-office tutoring in the Nora area with a customized model that emphasizes matching an appropriate tutor with the student’s learning style. A flexible approach anchored with tailored, detailed Progress Plans helps to ensure success for each student. https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/tutor/collegetestprep/  Any questions can be directed to Dave Snider, 317-559-2510.
  • HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER offers personalized attention with proven results. They offer individually tailored programs for every student’s goals, abilities, and schedule. The Huntington Advantage means: individualized tutoring, proven results, flexible scheduling, convenient locations , and specially trained teachers. (317-562-0550https://huntingtonhelps.com/center/indianapolis)
  • KHAN ACADEMY offers a free, personalized way for you to use the results of your PSAT to prep for the SAT. We have seen students increase their scores significantly by practicing 3 to 4 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes a day for three months. Reminder: It’s free!
  • MOXEY TEST PREP. Introductions are available to the Moxey Test Prep methods for all sections of the SAT and ACT. Email moxeytestprep@gmail.com to have a spot held and receive a confirmation that gives the details about payment, location, and required materials. Seating is very limited. More information on all upcoming SAT and ACT workshop classes is at moxeytestprep.com.
  • SARAH PETERSON is a private tutor with 27 years of test prep experience. She offers weekday afternoon & evening appointments (no weekend) at her home office in Ivy Hills. Individual and small group sessions, individualized to students’ needs. Text or talk: 317-578-1986. Email:  Sarah.m.peterson@sbcglobal.net

Class of 2020 College Counseling Newsletter

We look forward to helping you reach your post-secondary goals. Basic information for the summer of 2019 is included below. Please contact Mrs. Nixon if you have any questions.

  • There are still spots available for a Just for Juniors meeting with Mrs. Nixon. Please sign up for a time slot if you are interested.
  • Please complete your College Autobiography by June 5. This helps teachers write letters of recommendation for your college applications. After you complete it, you should ask them in person whether they are willing to write a recommendation for you. Then, send them the copies of your College Autobiography responses.
  • If you are taking an ACP dual credit class through IU next year, please read Ms. Marx’s email from 5/21 and complete the form.
  • You can begin your Common Application now. After you create an account, you can enter demographic information and make your life easier in the fall. Keep track of questions that arise as you work on the application and register to attend the Common Application Workshop at BCHS on Thursday, August 1 to have your questions answered. Remember, if a school does not accept the Common Application, you will need to apply through the college’s website and request your transcript through Parchment. You must request a transcript to be sent to each college or university through Common Application or Parchment. 
  • Summer is a great time to prepare for and take/retake the SAT and ACT. Remember that free online test prep tools are available through Khan Academy for SAT and ACT Academy. It is important that you send your scores directly from the testing service through your CollegeBoard and ACT accounts. Take advantage of the free score sends when you register. You must send your test scores to each college or university directly from the testing service. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you also qualify for test fee waivers. See Mrs. Nixon to access your code.
  • If you are pursuing college athletics, please register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (NCAA Division I and II), NAIA Eligibility Center (NAIA), and/or NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). NCAA Division III athletes do not need to register.
  • Thank you to our sponsors at Marian University and Huntington Learning Center for supporting Bishop Chatard students.

HBCU College Fair and Info Session

MSD of Lawrence Township’s HBCU’s…Dispel the Myths…Know the Facts event will take place on May 21st from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Lawrence North High School to inform Indianapolis area students and parents about the benefits of attending a Historically Black College & University. There will be a college fair, panel discussion, keynote speaker and a question and answer session. The Keynote speaker is Pastor Jay Allen Johnson of Eastern Star Church.

Please feel free to contact Lavonnya R. Mickens at lavonnyamickens@msdlt.k12.in.us with questions or concerns.

Careers in Sports Event and College Fair Sponsored by Marion County Commission on Youth

You’re invited to MCCOY’s Careers in Sports event! Your family or summer youth program can watch part of an Indiana Fever practice session and hear inspiring messages and helpful tips from a variety of professionals in the sporting world. We have added a College Fair this year to help attendees understand their educational opportunities. The College Fair will take place directly after the main event. If your group would like to attend the College Fair, please mark that as you register. You only need to choose ONE TICKET OPTION. Note: The College Fair portion is best suited for high school students.

Date: Tuesday, July 2
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (College Fair to take place from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Cost: None
Tickets: You do not need tickets for this event, but the deadline to register is Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Lunch: You may eat sack lunches in your seat during the Fever practice at 11:30 a.m. No food will be provided or available for sale.
Parking: Cars and vans can park in the La Rosa Lot (map below). Please park early so that you can start taking your seats at 11:30 inside the building. Parking is free. Buses cannot drop kids off at the door; groups with buses will have to walk to and from the La Rosa parking lot.

There is no limit to the number of youth you can bring. Please provide us with an accurate head count when you register. It is imperative that your organization commits to attending when completing the registration. If you need to change your head count numbers, or can no longer attend, please email breanna.hudson@mccoyouth.org as soon as possible.

As you fill out the form, please read all questions carefully and leave no fields blank. If you have any questions about the event or the registration process, please email breanna.hudson@mccoyouth.org​.

Register for Careers in Sports