School sites have a plethora of ways to pay for the program. Here are a few examples:
- State Block Grants
- Title 1 Funds
- Title II Funds
- After School Program Grant Funds
We are experts in finding ways for schools and districts to pay for our program. If you’re interested, we will find ways to work within your budget.
Training is 8 hours, proctoring is 4 hours for each exam, and teaching for the course is 17.5 hours.
Typically, schools will run a course in the fall (for 12th graders) and in the spring (for 11th graders).
Teachers will be paid by the district via timecard.
This depends on student volume. The ratio is currently 1 teacher per 30 students.
Yes, we are transparent in all of our data and love to show student improvement through our program.
The training is structured in a way that any teacher who can commit to a schedule can teach the course.
All we need are the names and emails of the selected teachers to run the course.
The course is currently paper and pencil only. We ship all the materials to each site. The instructional pieces are currently online and accessed via Prezi.
It is free test prep for students and teachers can earn some extra income.
Payments will be distributed via your school district. Teachers simply fill out a timecard and turn it in during the payroll cycle.
During two 4-hour training days, a Horizon Test Prep representative will go over the details of the material for the course and give you the tools you need to begin the test prep.
We control the entire enrollment process. Students will sign up on our website and we will inform you regarding enrollment throughout the process.
There is plenty of material in the book that we provide for the course to assign at home practice, however, it is not a requirement. The focus of the course will be in class practice and coursework.
Priority is given to the teachers involved in the course, but teachers outside the course can also proctor if they follow proctoring instructions we provide.
Teachers will receive their classroom materials typically 1-2 weeks prior to the start of their course.
We do all the scoring at our headquarters.
Priority is given to juniors as they are approaching deadlines for college admissions sooner than sophomores or freshmen.
Yes! The course is designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, students missing a week or more of instruction may be denied.
On Saturdays from 8am to 12pm. Dates depend on scheduling per site.
Courses are designed to follow up with an SAT run by CollegeBoard. The best time to start a course is about one month prior to an official exam date.
No, we provide all the material needed to instruct a complete test prep course. Skills in Math and/or English are not necessary to facilitate a complete course.
The role of a teacher throughout the course is to facilitate instruction and let the curriculum guide content and strategy building.
Teachers and administrators involved in the program will select from the suggested schedules we provide for each site.
Horizon Test Prep is in the process of getting accreditation to give teachers even more incentive to participate in our program.
Students who are late to the exam are not denied. They may start as soon as they walk in.
Calculators are not always readily available at every site, so cell phones are allowed during math sections that require a calculator.
Teachers are paid via their district time card.
For Students & Parents
It is highly encouraged, as our data shows a connection between students who come to every class and rising test scores. However, students do not have to come to every class to participate.
This program is free for students. Parents don’t need to pay a cent.
It is a 17.5-hour course. However, we can customize a course for your school site based upon your needs at no additional cost.
Teachers from your child’s high school that have been selected by their administration will teach the course.
Score reports will be handed back to students in class within a week of each exam. After that time if a student still has not received it, you may send us an email to receive a digital copy.
A large majority of colleges and universities require SAT or ACT results for incoming freshman from high school. We encourage students to prepare for one of the exams based on the school’s recommendation.
Yes! Throughout the course, there are three practice exams. Even if you missed the first, you can still take the remaining two.
Classes will be held on your campus, so you don’t have to travel to another school.
Students who attend every class and take every practice exam have an average increase of 101 points on the SAT or a 3 point increase on the ACT.
Yes. We provide detailed score reports that will show you exactly where you need to improve.
While we make every effort to accommodate scheduling needs, sometimes activities can interfere with current programs in place. Typically, we offer courses throughout the school year to meet student needs year round.
If you have a specific question regarding scheduling, please see your school site administrator for more information.
We offer three unique practice tests throughout the program.
Since school sites are in charge of the program, please see your counselor and/or administrator for any testing accommodation needs. In most cases, we can work with the school site team to grant such accommodations.