Fall 2009 Classes

MCA 2009 Fall Semester SAT Program Registration Information

What does SAT stand for and why do students have to take it?


SAT is originally an abbreviation of Scholastic Assessment Test, the name College Board is actually not using any more.  It is an important admission criterion for American colleges and universities. A high score can help you stand out from other applicants.

What is the MCA SAT program? 

The MCA SAT program is a test preparation program designed specifically for immigrant students by MCA (Minnesota China Academy). The program provides students with skills needed to succeed on each section of the SAT. The program first started in 2001 and has successfully operated for 9 years and trained close to 500 students. Many students who participated in the program got high scores on their SAT tests and got accepted into prestigious universities.

The 2009 Fall classes will start on October 3rd (Saturday). There are two classes, Class A and Class B. Class A is designed for 10th grade students. Class B is designed for 11th grade students who are going to take SATs in 2009-2010 school year.

Schedule and fees for Class A (10th-Grade Group):

There are 12 sessions, including 3 SAT diagnostic exams (October 3rd, 2009 - January 16th, 2010). Class will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday mornings except for the three days of the diagnostic exams, which will run from 8:15 am to 12:15 noon. The class will be taught by experienced teachers from Princeton Review (Princeton Review is a famous national test-preparation school. It has roughly 500 locations around the country).

10-Grade Class Schedule:
10/3/09 - class - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
10/10/09 - class - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10/17/09 - no class (PSAT day)
10/24/09 - test - 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
10/31/09 - class -
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
11/07/09 - class - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
11/14/09 - class - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11/21/09 - test - 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12/05/09 - class - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12/12/09 - class - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
01/02/10 - class - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

01/09/10 -  test - 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
01/16/10 - class - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The fee is $555 per student, which covers class instruction, diagnostic exams and materials from Princeton Review. The fee may increase if enrollment is small (if less than 12 per class).

Schedule and Fees for Class B (11th-Grade Group): 
Session 1 will consist of 1 PSAT diagnostic test and 9 content classes (October 3rd through December 19th.) Session 2 will consist of 4 SAT diagnostic tests and 5 pre-test preparation classes (January 9th through March 6th, 2010.)

Session 1 is designed to enhance students' English and math skills and to help students prepare specifically for the PSAT test in October, a very important test for 11th-grade students. This class will be instructed by experienced English and math teachers from U of M and local school districts. 

Session 2 is designed to provide intensive pre-test preparation to help students prepare for the SAT tests in March, 2010. This class will divide student into small groups (no more than 6 students per group) and will be instructed by instructors from Princeton Review. 

The fee is $595, which covers class instruction, diagnostic exams and materials for both sessions. The fee may increase if enrollment is smaller than 12 students in Session 1 or smaller than 6 students per group in Session 2. If spaces are available, Session 1 and Session 2 can be taken seperately. If taken separately, the fee is $230 for Session 1 and $405 for Session 2.

11-Grade Class Schedule
Section 1
Schedule:
10/3/09 - Mock PSAT Test - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
10/10/09 - PSAT Class - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10/17/09 - no class (PSAT day)
10/24/09 - English  - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
10/31/09 - English - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

11/07/09 - No class
11/14/09 - English - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11/21/09 - Math - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12/05/09 - Math - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12/12/09 - English - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12/19/09 - English - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
01/09/10  - English - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Section 2 (Small-groups)
1/16 - Test 8:15 a.m.-12:15 pm. (Macalester College)
1/24 - Class 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Princeton Review Center)
1/30 - Test 8:15 a.m.-12:15 pm. (Macalester College)
2/7 - Class 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Princeton Review Center)

2/13 - Test 8:15 a.m.-12:15 pm. (Macalester College)
2/21 - Class 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Princeton Review Center)
2/27 - Test 8:15 a.m.-12:15 pm. (Macalester College)
2/28 - Class 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Princeton Review Center)

3/7 - Class 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Princeton Review Center)

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