ACT Prep Plus: Session 6

Spring 2023

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 4/9/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 4/12/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Assistant: Megan Loomans 608-745-5478
Location: McFarland High School
5103 Farwell Street
McFarland, WI 53558
Facility: McFarland High School
4/12/2023 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Arrive 15 minutes before class.
4/19/2023 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
4/26/2023 06:30 PM - 08:45 PM
5/3/2023 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
5/10/2023 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
5/17/2023 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
5/20/2023 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ACT Prep Plus
Session 6: Spring 2023

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023

This session would work best for the June or July ACT

Questions about ACT Prep Plus: Contact Mrs. Devon Statz,, ACT Prep Plus Coordinator

1. Register for this event as a NEW USER
Enter your student's name when registering.
Make sure you are looking at April and CESA 5.

2. Open confirmation email for the next step.

Session 6: Spring 2023 Dates (Wednesday Evenings)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023: Pretest

Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Math I

Wednesday, April 26, 2023: English

Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Read/Write

Wednesday, May 10, 2023: Science

Wednesday, May 17, 2023: Math II

Saturday, May 20, 2023: Practice Test (8:00am - 12:00pm)

Cost for Prep Session

Early Bird Deadline: $250

After Deadline Cost: $275

Military Family Discount: $25

Important Information

Session 2 is best for seniors and more advanced juniors, helping prepare for the December ACT.

December is the last chance for seniors to take the ACT for 4-year college admission.

The best time for juniors to retake the ACT is June. Another year of knowledge has been completed, studying for final exams is fresh on their mind, plus the June ACT is one of the few exams that offer the TIR service.

The TIR is only offered for the December, April and June ACT.

TIR stands for Test Information Release-for an additional $30 fee paid to ACT, students can purchase their answers, the correct answers, and a test booklet, making it possible to learn from mistakes. Even if it is the last time a student believes they will be taking the ACT, students should purchase the TIR and utilize it before taking placement exams at the college they decide to attend. Students want to perform well on their college placement tests to save time and money at college.

Take Sessions 4-A or 4-B to prepare for the all junior March STATE WIDE ACT + Writing required and provided FREE at all WI public high schools in 2023.

About the ACT Assessment

The ACT Assessment is a standardized college entrance examination that measures knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, reading and writing, and science reasoning as well as the application of these skills to future academic tasks.  The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests and an optional writing test.  

English = 75 questions in 45 minutes
Math = 60 questions in 60 minutes
Reading = 40 questions in 35 minutes

Science = 40 questions in 35 minutes
40-minute Writing test (optional, depending on where your student applies)

ALL JUNIORS in WISCONSIN are REQUIRED to take the ACT+Writing exam for FREE on March 7, 20223, at each public high school. 

ACT Prep Plus is a program providing students with a distinct competitive edge on the ACT. ACT Prep Plus is offered by CESA 5 and is currently taught at McFarland High School by well trained and officially licensed educational experts. Each class provides tips and strategies to conquer the ACT while focusing on specific core areas that ACT assesses, with two classes devoted to math. During the final class, students experience an entire practice ACT during the final class on a Saturday morning – just like the real thing! Students receive immediate feedback and are then able to learn from their mistakes, giving them time to make additional improvements before taking the official ACT exam.

Students who take the course seriously and follow our recommendations, which includes study and practice time outside of class, significantly improve their ACT scores. After taking the course, students have shared that ACT Prep Plus is “very well organized” and “I feel more confident now and know what to expect on test day.” One senior claimed, “I just retook the ACT again after taking ACT Prep Plus…this is the best score I have ever earned!” Even our advanced placement students feel ACT Prep Plus is extremely beneficial: “ACT Prep Plus is a great refresher and helped re-teach us the skills and math knowledge we have not seen in a while. Our composite scores jumped up 5 points!”

Students and parents agree that ACT Prep Plus is well worth the price, and ACT Prep Plus at MHS costs far less than other college-prep programs (other businesses charge at least $180 for the initial evaluation and up to $90 per hour for tutoring, which can end up costing thousands). We highly recommend that all junior/senior students planning to take/retake the ACT take advantage of ACT Prep Plus at McFarland High School. There is limited space available for each session, so don’t delay – once a session is full, it is closed for enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take the ACT exam?

All juniors in Wisconsin Public Schools are required to take the ACT PLUS WRITING in March, 2023. Students can take the ACT up to 12 times; however, the December ACT of a students' senior year is the last score 4-year colleges or universities will accept for admission.

When should I take the ACT?

If possible, it is best to take the ACT after completing Algebra 2. If you will not take Algebra 2 until senior year, then it is suggested you take the ACT in June at the end of your junior year.

Do you have to take the prep course?

No, but it is highly recommended. even the American College Testing Program (ACT) agrees that "with practice and preparation, you can increase your chances of doing well." Preparing for the ACT Assessment, ACT

Does registering for the prep course automatically register me for the ACT?

No. You must register yourself for the ACT:

[Special Note: To take advantage of helpful hints from the prep class, register for the ACT after the 1st night of prep class concludes unless you have an IEP or 504 Plan.]


Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel before 10 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 10 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been canceled due to weather conditions.