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[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text]The Minds Matter Junior Program is dedicated to preparing high school students for college through SAT and ACT test preparation and Writing and Critical Thinking education.
For juniors, the Test Prep program takes the form of a full year of prep, leading up to the spring SAT or ACT. Students are grouped into teams based on their individual development needs, with each team receiving personal coaching on math and verbal skills from dedicated Test Prep Instructors. The curriculum familiarizes students with the SAT and ACT exams, provides test-taking strategies, refreshes basic skills, and allows students to take several diagnostic exams to identify strengths and weaknesses while reinforcing testing strategies.
The Test Prep program involves hard work and dedication from both students and volunteers and would not be possible without the generous help of Kaplan, which donates source materials to Minds Matter.
In addition to Test Prep, juniors have the opportunity to polish their Writing and Critical Thinking skills. Building on the work done in their sophomore year, juniors continue to craft and refine their personal statements. Exposure to and discussion of short-form autobiographical works by writers like Maya Angelou will help students think about the creative ways in which they can tell their own stories. A debate series in the spring allows students to further hone their critical thinking and public speaking skills.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]