Test Prep - Saturday
The Test Prep on Saturday program for juniors at Prep Charter is a building block for requirements for our seniors: enrollment in classes on campus at the Community College of Philadelphia and application to at least one college for post-secondary education.
In addition, our 11th graders must take the PSSA Writing, Math, Reading and Science tests along with the CCP Placement test and the ACT in the spring of their junior year. To best prepare students for these crucial assessments, we provide sixty (60) hours of instruction to strengthen their writing, reading, math, scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills. Classes run from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on selected Saturdays. Students earn a 0.5 credit for the Saturday Test Prep classes and receive a grade of pass (P) or fail (F) on their report cards. Failure of the Test Prep on Saturday class requires attendance in a summer school review course.
The instructional staff on Saturdays consists of Prep Charter teachers and other fully certified professionals. All lessons are content and skills-based and focus on improving our students' vocabulary, critical reading skills, math concepts and science skills applications. Students also participate in practice tests on Saturday mornings, when they apply appropriate test-taking skills to relieve test anxiety and improve their test-taking skills.
Through a grant, Prep Charter pays for each student who has not had excessive absences and/or is passing Test Prep on Saturday to take the ACT in the spring of 11th grade.