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Madison Metropolitan School District

A Free ACT Prep Course For You!

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Yes, YOU!

MMSD is excited to offer a FREE ACT preparation class for students in grades 9-12. The ACT is a standardized test commonly used in the college admissions process. This prep course, however, stretches beyond preparing for a college admissions test.

Through this preparatory experience students will have the opportunity to:

  • Strategies and motivation
  • Preview the ACT standardized test experience
  • Improve overall study skills that can be applied to various coursework
  • Extend vocabulary
  • Increase comprehension of difficult passages
  • Students can receive .25 elective credit

In fact, a higher ACT score is only one of the many benefits to participating in this FREE opportunity.

When is the class held?

  • Duration - Week of December 5, 2022 - Week of February  27, 2023 

  • Students may select a virtual or in person course

  • Courses will be offered at the following high schools:

    • East - Wednesdays 4 - 6 p.m.

    • West - Wednesdays 4 - 6 p.m.

    • La Follette - Tuesdays 4 - 6 p.m.

    • Memorial - Thursdays 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Students attending an alternative high school &/or program may attend at their home/zone school or choose the virtual option

  • Virtual courses will be offered:

    • Mondays - 4 - 6 p.m.

    • Thursdays - 6 - 8 p.m.

Who is this course for?

  • Rising 10th through 12th graders

  • All students, with a special focus on students who have a financial need and those historically excluded

  • Any student who would like to challenge themselves academically and feel more prepared for the ACT

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Cambridge integrates real ACT questions and practice tests into our prep. Between your scheduled live classes, use the official practice to build on your foundation. Come test day, you'll recognize every question type and the test's format, so nothing feeIs like a surprise. With this course you will receive

  • 20 hours of instruction
  • Pre and Post Test – given first and last day of class
  • Customizable Qbank with 2000t ACT questions
  • Free ACT Prep materials

Did you know...

  • It can cost up to $60 to take an ACT Practice test
  • It can cost up to $400 to take an ACT Test Prep Course
  • An ACT Test Prep course can increase your score on the exam
  • Improving your ACT Scores can increase your chances of getting into the college of your choice and receiving scholarships.

Why you should enroll in our MMSD ACT Prep Course

  • Learn test-taking strategies and improve overall study skills

  • Accelerates learning and builds academic skills

  • Decreases test anxiety; increases preparedness for the ACT/SAT

  • May help to increase scholarships opportunities

  • Higher ACT/SAT scores may increase post-high school opportunities

  • It is FREE

When is the ACT offered?

(Remember - you can take the ACT as many times as you want and be in any grade to take it. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify - see your counselor for details.)

If you have any questions - follow up with your school counselor

Be ACT ready, make sure you have the support you need


Students who have documented disabilities are offered appropriate accommodations during the tests.


Assistance is offered to support students who are English learners. These supports may include extended time on the test, an approved word-to-word bilingual dictionary, receiving test directions in their native language, and testing in a comfortable and familiar environment.

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Be ACT ready, study with a buddy

When it comes to studying, two (or more) brains are always better than one. 

Having a friend, tutor, teacher or parent help out will both help you get more information and reduce your workload. Having homework might seem like a lot sometimes, but it helps you focus on improving without making you do more work in areas where you may not need it.

Be ACT ready Calculator tips
  • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.

  • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.

If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you're familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use. 

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ACT Mathematics Test contains 60 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.

  • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.

  • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries.

  • Use your calculator wisely.

  • Solve the problem.

  • Locate your solution among the answer choices.

  • Make sure you answer the question asked.

  • Make sure your answer is reasonable.

  • Check your work.

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