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The GATE Parents Group sponsors SAT Preparation Classes typically starting three times a year. This class is designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. This class focuses on test taking strategies and how the students can prepare themselves for the rigors of standardized testing. This class does NOT review or emphasize academic content; there are no vocabulary lists or math review.

Students need to independently register to take the actual test. Test registration is NOT part of this class. Visit the College Board Website-> to register to take the SAT test.

This class focuses on the SAT examination. Regardless if the student is taking the PSAT, the SAT or the ACT, the test taking strategies learned are applicable to all standardized testing situations.

At the first class session, students are provided with the same practice books used in commercial preparation courses. "The Official SAT Study Guide" from the College Board "Cracking the NEW SAT" from the Princeton Review.

This workshop is typically taught by teachers in the SMUHSD. The class is targeted at motivated SMUHSD students. The class is open to GATE and non-GATE students alike. Students recognized as GATE by the SMUHSD are offered a preferential enrollment period and early registration priority. Students claiming GATE status will be compared to the official SMUHSD list of GATE students. The comparison is conducted via Student ID number. Sorry, students from outside SMUHSD do not qualify for the preferential enrollment period. Sorry, students not on the list of GATE Students supplied to us by the SMUHSD will not be allowed to enroll during the preferential enrollment period.

Class size is limited to around 30 students. We may offer two sections at the same time with different instructors using the same curricula. We will divide the students that sign up into the two sections based on the amount of math the students have taken.

Each class has a minimum number of attendees to make offering the class economically viable. If the minimum class size is not reached, we reserve the right to combine classes or cancel the class. You will be notified of any change and have the option to receive a full refund.

Class Registration Policies

A limited number of scholarships are available for GATE Parents Group Classes. For more info contact

The GATE Parents Group no longer offers a preparation class for the ACT.

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