High school students and families are thinking about preparation for the ACT, the nation’s most popular college entrance exam.
We would like to inform you about ACT preparation opportunities and college planning resources available for Lincoln Public School students that are approved by our school district.
For your information: All LPS students take the ACT exam for free as a junior in high school as part of statewide testing. Students also can pay a fee to take the test additional times if they choose.
LPS approved ACT preparation opportunities and college planning resources:
In addition to the ACT embedded curriculum your child receives within their high school courses, here are additional approved resources for ACT prep and college planning:
ACT Online Prep (AOP): This tool will be free to juniors for one year after signing in. Schools will share login information this fall after accounts have been set up. Seniors, who were LPS students during the 2016-17 school year, and used the free tool last year, will have access until December 2017. Other students who want this extra practice can sign-up for a personal account through ACT.
ACT Practice tests are located at actstudent.org: Scroll to the bottom of the page for free resources or click on this link: http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf
EducationQuest – https://www.educationquest.org/ – Free college planning resources, including scholarship searches, college profiles, and assistance with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Headquarters in Lincoln at 1300 O Street – phone: 402-475-5222.
Lincoln Public Schools offers high-quality, affordable workshops to help students prepare for the PSAT, ACT, and SAT college exams. Both LPS and non-LPS students are welcome to register.
TWO WAYS TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP:
1) Register Now online.
2) Register by mail: Print the 2017-18ACT-SAT-PSATbrochure. Complete the form and mail it to: LPS Test Prep, Box 19, LPSDO, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.
TWO PAYMENT OPTIONS (Your student does NOT have a reserved spot until payment is received):
1) Mail check to: LPS Test Prep, Box 19, LPSDO, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
(payable to LPS; write your student’s name on the “Memo” line).
2) Call Accounting and pay $125 via credit card – $.70 fee applies.
(402-436-1700 or -1701, M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm)
Workshop Cost: $125 for each workshop. If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, tuition is reduced (contact your school counselor or Michelle Fonck at firstname.lastname@example.org for tuition information). To qualify, we need a note or e-mail from your school verifying your student’s lunch status, or a copy of the District letter granting the lunch status.
Workshop Refund Policy: Cancellation requests must be received before the first class date. A $20.00 handling fee will apply.
Late Registration Fee: $20 (applies to students not registered by the deadline)
Late Fee For Unpaid Registrations: The late fee also applies to registrants who have not paid the tuition by the “pay by” date. Your student does NOT have a reserved spot until payment is received. If a workshop is full, unpaid registrants may lose their spot in the workshop to paid registrants on the waiting list.
Registering for an LPS workshop DOES NOT register your student for the national test. You MUST also register separately for the national test! Get a registration booklet from your school’s counseling office, or register online. (National test dates and links are at the bottom of this page.)
Handicap accessibility: Contact Michelle Fonck for arrangements (email@example.com or call 402-617-0692).
Location: Lincoln High School, South Building, 2229 J Street. Do NOT go to the main entrance – wrong door! This map shows where to park, what doors to enter, and where the classrooms are.
Questions about LPS prep workshops? Contact Michelle Fonck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-617-0692.
Questions about which test to take, when to test, and how to register for the tests: Please contact your student’s school counselor. As classroom teachers, we focus on test prep methods only. Counselors have test registration booklets and up-to-date information on the college admission process and are familiar with your student’s academic progress.
Students with IEPs may qualify for adjusted ACT, SAT, or PSAT testing conditions. Contact your IEP manager to apply. Your IEP manager must submit documentation used by ACT or SAT to determine the type and extent of adjustments allowed.
Are there other ways to prepare for these tests? Absolutely!
- Take the practice test found in the ACT registration booklet or the on-line SAT practice test, then learn from the questions missed. This option is free!
- Study independently with test prep books or CD-ROMs available at bookstores. The official ACT or SAT study books contain actual tests (that’s what we use). However, they offer very little help for test-taking strategies.
- An internet search for other local and online options.
Parents – please talk to your student before registering! After a full of day of school, an evening course tests a student’s endurance! Be sure your student is committed to investing the time and energy needed and is aware of the following workshop rules:
- Attendance will be taken each week. Parents: please let us know if your student will be absent or will arrive late or leave early.
- Students may not talk and socialize during class, especially during testing.
- Cell phone use is prohibited. Students are to leave their cell phones turned off and return messages at the break or after class.
- We will contact parents about students who disrupt class and students with unexcused absences.
ACT 1 Workshop – All classes are 6:30-8:30 pm except as noted
(timed for the Oct. 28 test)
|Monday, Aug. 21||Monday, Sept. 25|
|Monday, Aug. 28||Monday, Oct. 2|
|Tuesday, Sept. 5||Monday, Oct. 9|
|Monday, Sept. 11||Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:00-11:45 am|
|Monday, Sept. 18|
Register by: Aug. 14, 2017 – maximum 60 students
Pay by: August 17 to avoid the late fee
ACT 2 Workshop – All classes are 6:30-8:30 pm except as noted
(timed for the Dec. 9 test)
|Thursday, Oct. 12||Monday, Nov. 13|
|Thursday, Oct. 19||Monday, Nov. 20|
|Monday, Oct. 23||Monday, Nov. 27|
|Monday, Oct. 30||Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:00-11:45 am|
|Monday, Nov. 6||(*same date as an SAT test)|
Register by: Oct. 5, 2017 – maximum 60 students
Pay by: October 9 to avoid the late fee
*Students taking the SAT test can miss the Saturday, Dec. 2 class and then take the ACT practice test at home.
ACT 3 Workshop – All classes are 6:30-8:30 pm except as noted
(timed for the April 14 national test and the April 3 LPS all juniors test)
|Monday, Jan. 22||Monday, Feb. 26|
|Monday, Jan. 29||Monday, March 5|
|Monday, Feb. 5||Monday, March 19|
|Monday, Feb. 12||Saturday, March 24, 8:00-11:45 am|
|Monday, Feb. 19|
Register by: Jan. 15, 2018 – maximum 60 students
Pay by: Jan. 18 to avoid the late fee
ACT 4 Workshop – All classes are 6:30-8:30 pm except as noted
(timed for the June 9 test)
|Thursday, March 29||Monday, April 30|
|Thursday, April 5||Monday, May 7|
|Monday, April 9||Monday, May 14|
|Monday, April 16||Saturday, May 19, 8:00-11:45 am|
|Monday, April 23|
Register by: March 19, 2018 – maximum 60 students
Pay by: March 23 to avoid the late fee
NATIONAL TEST REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registering for an LPS workshop DOES NOT register your student for the national test. You MUST register separately for the national test!
For more information, including fee schedule and information for parents of students with IEPs about applying for testing accommodations:
- ACT: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test.html
- SAT: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/
- PSAT (info only; may not register online):