2017-18 Workshops

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 mfonck@lps.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 (mfonck@lps.org or call 402-617-0692).

Location:  Lincoln High School, South Building, 2229 J Street. Do NOT go to the main entrance – wrong doorThis map shows where to park, what doors to enter, and where the classrooms are.

Questions about LPS prep workshops?  Contact Michelle Fonck at mfonck@lps.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 Workshops

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


PSAT/SAT 2017 Workshop – all classes 6:30-8:30 pm except as noted
(timed for the Oct. 7 SAT and Oct. 14 PSAT tests)

To be considered for National Merit Scholarships, a junior must take the PSAT. The student MUST register for the PSAT through the schools’ counseling offices; no online registration for the test is available. Registration for the prep workshop is at the link located at the top of this page.

Thursday, Aug. 10 Wednesday, Sept. 13
Thursday, Aug. 17 Thursday, Sept. 21
Thursday, Aug. 24 Wednesday, Sept. 27
Thursday, Aug. 31 Saturday, Sept. 30 8:00-11:45 am
Thursday, Sept. 7

Register by: August 1, 2017 – maximum 60 students
Pay by: August 4 to avoid the late fee


Students should plan to attend all classes in a workshop. If a student cannot attend an evening, no makeup class will be offered. When possible, homework for self-study will be provided.

All class schedules are subject to minor change: Occasionally, we must change the date for a single class due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts or a weather cancellation. If this occurs, we will email the parents of all students registered for a workshop. _____________________________________________________

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!

ACT NATIONAL TEST DATES –Register online at www.ACT.org or by mail using a registration booklet from your school’s counseling office.

Test Date Register By Late Registration*
Sept. 9, 2017 Aug. 4, 2017 Aug. 5-18, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017 Sept. 22, 2017 Sept. 23-Oct. 6, 2017
Dec. 9, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017 Nov. 4-17, 2017
Feb. 10, 2018 Jan. 12, 2018 Jan. 13-19, 2018
Apr. 14, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 Mar. 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018

*$25 late registration fee applies

LPS ACT TEST FOR ALL JUNIORS APRIL 3: FREE for all juniors! These test scores may be used for college admission and scholarship applications. Each high school will register its juniors for this test. INCLUDES WRITING TEST

OPTIONAL ACT WRITING TEST – National ACT test only: If a college requires the writing test, your student must register and pay for this optional test when registering for the ACT test.

SAT NATIONAL TEST DATES – Register online or by mail using a registration booklet from your school’s counseling office.

                                                                       **Late Registration

Test Date Register By Mail Phone/online
Aug. 26, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Aug. 8, 2017 Aug 15, 2017
Oct. 7, 2017 Sept. 8, 2017 Sept. 19, 2017 Sept. 27, 2017
Nov. 4, 2017 Oct. 5, 2017 Oct. 17, 2017 Oct. 25, 2017
Dec. 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Nov. 14, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017
Mar. 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018 Feb. 20, 2018 Feb. 28, 2018
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 Apr. 17, 2018 Apr. 25, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 15, 2018 May 23, 2018

**$28 late registration fee; $15 phone registration fee

PSAT TEST DATE: Oct. 14: To be considered for National Merit Scholarships, a junior must take the PSAT. Students MUST register through the schools’ counseling offices; no online PSAT test registration is available.

For more information, including fee schedule and information for parents of students with IEPs about applying for testing accommodations: