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Hidden Gems at Acclaim

Every tutoring center provides its fundamental classes: homework help for elementary to high school students, AP classes, and SAT prep courses. Acclaim is different because we provide classes unique to our program that you can’t find anywhere else! Take a look at a few of these hidden gems and sign up with us to try them out!

  1. Reading Club

To foster a passion for reading in children, registering for Book Club is the way to go. Tutors will assign books to children that are appropriate for their reading level, and go over important plot points and ensure that the student fully understands the concepts. A perk of this club is that when a student finishes a book, they will receive a certificate of completion. This will give them a sense of accomplishment that they deserve! 

  1. Current Events

Students in the Current Events course will develop a strong understanding of the political and economical sphere in the United States. In small groups, students are given an article and some comprehension questions pertaining to it. Afterward, the teacher facilitates a discussion with the class. Furthermore, there are big research projects for these students to complete. This is extremely important for a young student’s developing mind, and will explore different avenues to think critically. Additionally, these students will gain skills like public speaking and writing.

  1. College Consulting Services

Though some tutoring services provide college consulting, Acclaim takes matters one step further. Our college consulting experts give their expertise on how to make each student shine for their individual talents. They will also outline extracurriculars and classes for each student to take depending on their personalities and interests. Compared to other learning centers, we have a very interactive process that is crafted specifically for the student.

  1. Learn to Code

Acclaim offers coding classes to students of all levels! This is extremely beneficial, as this will introduce students to the fundamentals of computer science. These classes reinforce students to learn and get interested in STEM, which could wholly benefit their careers, as the tech industry is huge. Our tutors are very knowledgeable and know how to guide students through these complex concepts and simplify them.

  1. Graduate School Prep

At Acclaim, education can truly be a lifelong passion! We don’t limit our classes to an age range of just kids and teenagers. Instead, we can prepare college students and adults who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education. From MCAT, LSAT, to GRE — the list goes on! 

Acclaim offers really unique services that other tutoring centers can’t provide. All of these services give students life skills that can benefit their future careers. Fill out our contact form to get more information on these unique classes! 

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Why a College Preparatory School is Important

For parents, it can be a tough decision to select a school for their children to attend. This process becomes even trickier when it comes to choosing high schools. Some high schools are marketed as college preparatory schools. Most of these programs require passing an exam before receiving an offer to join. These schools will be valuable for the academically ambitious student, and here are a few reasons why:

  1. Prestigious school reputation.

When looking at college applications, admission counselors can do a double-take because of the name of the high school. These admissions officers know which high schools provide a reputable, college preparatory education. The names of the high school carry a heavyweight on the application, as it reveals how academically disciplined these students are. Additionally, admission counselors view these students as well-prepared for the rigors of university.

  1. Teachers expect more from students.

As part of a college preparatory school, teachers know that the students are held to a higher standard. As such, they adjust the curriculum accordingly. These teachers come from great academic backgrounds and will push their students to do well. They tend to give a classroom experience similar to a university with lectures and expectations for students to take notes.

  1. Friendly competition among peers.

Students of college preparatory schools want to give their all and do the best that they can in their academics. With this, the competitive nature of the school will push students to work hard and learn advanced subject matters. More so than a cutthroat environment, these schools promote healthy ambition and motivation to do well in academia. 

  1. Diverse portfolio of programs available.

College preparatory schools are more likely to offer different programs such as Advanced Placement classes and the International Baccalaureate. Other examples are elective classes specifically focused on STEM material, or programs to help students determine a career pathway. These schools have programs designed to help students have a successful, educated future, making college preparatory schools a desirable choice for students.

College preparatory school can be a huge stepping stone in a student’s academic career. Students will definitely feel wholly prepared for university life and beyond. Fortunately, Acclaim has many top college preparatory schools near our locations in Southern California. Our services include test prep material catered for each prestigious high school to ensure your child admission to these fantastic schools! Register with us to develop your child’s passion for learning.