Monday, December 12, 2016

SAT Prep Courses - Jan/Feb 2017

SAT Prep Courses – Each Prep Course (Reading/Writing and Math) consists of four sessions over the course of four weeks; each session is 1 ½ hour in length.

Who Should Take the January/February 2017 SAT Prep Courses?
The January/February prep courses are recommended for juniors who plan to take the SAT this spring (March 11, May 6 and/or June 3). Prep Courses are also recommended for freshmen and sophomores as excellent preparation for the PSAT (Preliminary SAT administered to all Island School 10th and 11th graders each October). Enrollment in both classes is limited. Students can sign up for one or both classes with Joan Shaw, College Counselor, Island School (246-0233, ext. 232 or Checks should be made out to the individual instructors, and registration is confirmed when payment is received. Spaces will not be held without receipt of full payment. Independent practice work between class sessions will be required to receive full benefit from the course.

Math Prep Course taught by Susie Massaro
This course will cover test-taking strategies, including some review of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Students will receive a copy of The Official SAT Study Guide. Practice tests will be administered. Registration for the math course is limited to students who are enrolled in geometry or higher.
Tuesdays, January 31 & February 7, 14 & 21
3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Island School – Wiliwili Room, Purdy Hall
$144 including The Official SAT Study Guide

Critical Reading/Writing Prep Course taught by David Reynolds
This course will cover test-taking skills and strategies to discern the meaning of a sentence and the purpose of a passage. Sections of the SAT will be administered, with significant focus on responding to timed-writing prompts effectively.
Thursdays, January 26 & February 2, 9 & 16
3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Island School – Wiliwili Room, Purdy Hall
$144 including materials

Registration will be on a first-come, first served basis; registration will be confirmed when payment is received. This course typically fills up very quickly, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your space. Checks should be made payable to the individual instructors (Susie Massaro for math and/or David Reynolds for reading/writing).
Questions? Call Joan Shaw at 246-0233, ext. 232 or email

Opportunities for High School Students

College Horizons for Sophomores & Juniors - application deadline, Feb.14, 2017
Are you an Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native American sophomore and junior? Check out College Horizons! Kenneth Niheu, Class of 2018, attended last summer's session at Lawrence University in Wisconsin and declared it an awesome opportunity. Next summer, the program will be held at Whitman College and Princeton University.  Learn More.

Rotary Scholarships for Seniors - application deadline, Jan. 31, 2017
The Hawai‘i Rotary Youth Foundation has announced its scholarship program for current seniors. Each participating Rotary Club (5 on Kaua'i) awards one $5,000 scholarship. A completed application must be sent to only one sponsoring Rotary Club no later than January 31, 2017. Applications are available in Joan's office or at

Please note that most scholarship applications require attachments such as resumes, letters of recommendation, FAFSA Student Aid Reports (SAR), etc., so students are advised not to wait until the last minute to work on these applications.
USC Summer Programs

A pre-college summer program for rising sophomores, juniors & seniors. For more information, visit
Farm Credit Scholarship - application deadline April 3, 2017

For graduates and graduating high school students interested in pursuing studies in agriculture. Applications are being accepted for a $1,500 scholarship. For more information, visit
2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - application deadline January 5, 2017

For high school seniors. $10,000 renewable scholarships up to $40,000 per student. Apply online at