After a brief hiatus, Mount Carmel School will once again offer its SAT Boot Camp. First offered in the fall of 2009, the six-week boot camp is designed to help students improve their performance on the College Board’s SAT, a standardized test used for most college admissions in the United States. The school announced that the program has been updated to reflect recent changes in the SAT.
The program curriculum helps students master several skills necessary to do well on the test. These skills include analyzing and explaining how the test is designed and scored; learning and using effective test-taking strategies; and easing test-taking anxiety and increasing comfort and confidence by taking practice tests. Students will also review and refresh their content knowledge in English and math.
This year’s SAT Boot Camp will run from Aug. 27 through Oct. 3, 2019, leading up to the Oct. 5, 2019, SAT examination. The Boot Camp is open to all high school students. The fee is $200 for Mount Carmel School students and $300 for those not enrolled at the school. Application forms are available at the MCS and online at the school’s website, www.mountcarmelsaipan.com. Application forms and fees are due by Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
Those who participated in previous boot camps have increased their SAT scores by an average of 200 points. In some cases, students have raised their scores by almost 400 points.
“The SAT Boot Camp is an extension of our school’s commitment to preparing students for college,” said Mount Carmel School president Dr. Galvin Deleon Guerrero. “While we enhance our college-preparatory services, with additions like a dedicated academic adviser and a college-prep seminar curriculum for underclassmen, the SAT Boot Camp continues to make a huge difference in ensuring our students have what they need to succeed.”
Last year, the College Board redesigned the SAT to increase the number of curriculum-based questions, revise the essay section, and refine how student performance on the test is scored. In turn, the school’s SAT Boot Camp has been retooled to help students prepare for the new test. In addition, the program will continue offering proctored practice tests, which have been effective at improving student focus and persistence during the test.
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