High school to offer full-year SAT prep course

Beginning this fall, Schuylerville High School will offer a full year SAT prep course that will focus on improving students’ scores in critical reading and writing, as well as math. The course is intended for students in their junior year.

“Schuylerville High School is committed to helping our students to pursue admission to the most competitive colleges and universities and to have the opportunity to continue their education at the schools of their choice,” Principal Matthew Sickles said. “We understand that strong SAT scores can be a critical element of the college admissions process and we are excited to offer this opportunity to prepare our students to do their very best.”

Students in the full-year course will attend “SAT Prep – Critical Reading/Writing” every other day (A day or B day) and “SAT Prep – Math” on the alternating day (A day or B day). The critical reading/writing portion of the course will be taught by Ross Marvin, a 10th and 11th grade English teacher who has extensive experience teaching SAT Prep. The math portion of the course will be taught by Ron Hayes, an 11th and 12th grade math teacher who has many years of experience teaching upper level math courses, (Algebra 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus) and has taught summer math courses at Skidmore College for many years.

“We are especially excited to have Mr. Marvin and Mr. Hayes teaching the two parts of the SAT course,” Sickles said. “We are confident that our students will achieve positive results by improving their reading, writing, math, and test taking skills.”

The entire SAT Prep course, both Critical Reading/Writing and Math will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.  The goal of the course will be to prepare students for the May or June administration of the SAT.  Students will make use of Khan Academy and other SAT Prep resources.

Students interested in signing up for the course should contact 11th grade counselor Sarah Rust by calling (518) 695-3255, ext. 2239, or e-mailing rusts@schuylerville.org.