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INTENSIVE ACT TEST PREP CLASS
Jul 22 - Aug 1, 2019 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

Please make note there is no class July 24

This intensive two-week test prep course focuses on the ACT exam, providing a thorough review of the core content while also emphasizing strategies that help students diagnose and solve test questions successfully. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 12 hours of instruction, 2 practice tests to assess performance level, assessment reports, and supplemental materials.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Monday, July 22 • 9am - 12pm
Final ACT Diagnostic - Wednesday, July 31 • 9am - 12pm
*Scholarship opportunities available to qualifying applicants.

NOTE: The test prep courses are intended for high school students who are planning to take the ACT and are open to all currently enrolled high school students regardless of age. Not available for high school credit.


ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.

$325.00

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STUDY & TEST-TAKING SKILLS: High School
Jul 23 - Jul 26, 2019 / 1:00PM - 3:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

This 3 day class will show students how to be successful in the classroom and throughout their academic journey and is comprised of topics specifically tailored to students in high school: organization and time-management, maximizing classroom learning, note-taking, test preparation, and subject test taking (note: this class DOES NOT cover standardized testing like the SAT or ACT). Group exercises will center on establishing effective habits that will expand learning and minimize stress in the classroom and at home.

*Please note that there will be no class on Wednesday July 24th

$125.00

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DISSECTION INSPECTION
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 / 9:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 11 - 13

Students will have the opportunity to engage their curiosity about animals while investigating the outer and inner workings of an earthworm, grasshopper, crawfish and frog. Participants should be interested and willing to dissect, under supervision, multiple specimens; a strong stomach and curious mind is a must for this fun, hands-on dissection class!

$235.00

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INTRO TO AP-LEVEL CHEMISTRY
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 / 1:00PM - 3:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

If you’re going to take AP Chemistry next year this is the workshop for you! We will be covering some of the “Big Ideas” of AP Chem including structure, bonding, kinetics, and equilibrium. This workshop will stress not just the conceptual side of Chemistry, but also will incorporate mathematics and the analysis of data within a holistic overview of the material. Note that students should have a foundation in Chemistry, preferably General Chemistry, before taking this workshop. This overview will give every student a significant edge when beginning AP Chem in the fall! This workshop is open to all currently enrolled high school students regardless of age.

$145.00

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URBAN ART: THE STREET ART PROJECT: Stencils, Style + Spraypaint
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM / For ages 12 - 14

This five day introductory course to urban arts will explore various forms of street art techniques, styles, legendary urban artists, and their impact on today's culture. SLC local artist Evan Jed Memmott will work with students to develop their own personal style, street artist persona, and learn basic techniques to create their own original artworks using stencils, stickers, markers, wheat paste, aerosol paints, and other tools of the trade.

$225.00

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INTRO TO AP-LEVEL PHYSICS
Aug 5 - Aug 9, 2019 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

If you plan to take AP Physics 1, 2, or IB physics next year, this workshop is for you! This class will mostly cover Newtonian mechanics, including, but not limited to: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, and power. Students will learn to think about problem-solving and the world in general from a physicist's perspective! All material covered will provide a head start for an AP or IB high school physics course.

NOTE: This course is not designed as an introduction for AP Physics C, and is designed for those who have not taken a Physics class before.

$145.00

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STOCK SLEUTHS: From Index Funds To Bitcoin
Aug 5 - Aug 9, 2019 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

Explore the world of investing and learn how the markets work in this week-long introduction to trading. Attention will be given to traditional modes of investment (and why starting early is so important!), but class will also focus on active trading, cryptocurrencies, penny stocks, and other risky avenues that some investors pursue. Simulated trading competitions will refine fundamental concepts as students learn how to manage a portfolio and learn why value is important even in the world of analytic trading. Come ready to crunch the numbers and place your bets!

*Students should have an extremely high level of interest in math.

$180.00

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INTENSIVE SAT TEST PREP CLASS
Aug 6 - Aug 16, 2019 / 1:00PM - 3:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

This intensive two-week test prep course focuses on the SAT exam, providing a thorough review of the core content while also emphasizing strategies that help students diagnose and solve test questions successfully. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 12 hours of instruction, 2 practice tests to assess performance level, assessment reports, and supplemental materials.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Tuesday, August 6 • 1 - 4pm
Final ACT Diagnostic - Thursday, August 15 • 1 - 4pm

*Scholarship opportunities available to qualifying applicants

NOTE: This test prep course is intended for high school students who are planning to take the SAT and is open to all currently enrolled high school students regardless of age. Not available for high school credit.

$325.00

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WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS COOK
Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019 / 9:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 11 - 13

In this summer workshop we will explore all of the secrets of the kitchen and learn how Chemistry and Physics unite to provide us with our food today. This workshop will focus on the science in the kitchen and is not your normal cooking class! Using science and a variety of media we will peer into the intricacies behind what happens to our food when we manipulate it using culinary techniques.

$210.00

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INTRO TO AP-LEVEL CALCULUS
Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 14 - 17

Are you planning to take Calculus next year, or maybe you just want to learn what this exciting branch of mathematics is all about? In this workshop, we will be introducing concepts and problems related to several fundamental areas of calculus, including limits, differentiation, applications of derivatives, and integration. This workshop will give any student a head start on the concepts covered in an AP-level calculus class. This course is designed for students who have not studied Calculus before and is open to all currently enrolled high school students regardless of age.

$145.00

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SPACE ROCKETS
Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM / For ages 12 - 14

Students will need to be dropped off and picked up from the University of Utah on August 17

Explore physics, problem solve, and learn about how NASA puts rockets into space! Students will develop critical thinking and teamwork skills while learning about aerospace design. Each student will study what makes rockets really fly and design and build their own.. The final day of class will be spent at the University of Utah launching our rockets! Don’t worry, parents, Space Rockets are unmanned, so your kids will remain safely on the ground. Snacks provided.

$215.00

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Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt - SAT
Sep 14 - Oct 2, 2019

We've moved registrations for our international test prep courses to a brand new website: highergroundprep.com

Please register for the Fall 2019 SAT prep course at FDR by clicking the link below
highergroundprep.com/product/FDR.

$0.00

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American International School of Cape Town - SAT
Aug 31 - Sep 18, 2019

We've moved registrations for our international test prep courses to a brand new website: highergroundprep.com

Please register for the Fall 2019 SAT prep course at AISCT by clicking the link below
highergroundprep.com/product/AISCT.

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Cairo American College - SAT
Sep 14 - Oct 1, 2019

We've moved registrations for our international test prep courses to a brand new website: highergroundprep.com

Please register for the Fall 2019 SAT prep course at CAC by clicking the link below
highergroundprep.com/product/CAC.

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American School Foundation of Guadalajara
Aug 23 - Sep 11, 2019

We've moved registrations for our international test prep courses to a brand new website: highergroundprep.com

Please register for the Fall 2019 SAT prep course at ASFG by clicking the link below
highergroundprep.com/product/ASFG.

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International School of Milan - SAT
Sep 14 - Oct 2, 2019

We've moved registrations for our international test prep courses to a brand new website: highergroundprep.com

Please register for the Fall 2019 SAT prep course at ISM by clicking the link below
highergroundprep.com/product/ISM.

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Colegio Karl C. Parrish - SAT
Sep 14 - Oct 2, 2019

We've moved registrations for our international test prep courses to a brand new website: highergroundprep.com

Please register for the Fall 2019 SAT prep course at KCP by clicking the link below
highergroundprep.com/product/KCP.

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ACT Test Prep
Aug 12 - Sep 11, 2019 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 2:00pm (8/10, 8/24, 9/7)
PLUS 1 Hour of One on One Instruction

This course provides students with invaluable test-taking strategies and a comprehensive content review for the ACT. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 20 hours of instruction, 3 practice tests, and one hour of dedicated one-on-one tutoring with one of our expert instructors.


ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.

$449.00

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ACT Sunday Workshop Series {English, Math, Reading & Science}
Aug 18 - Sep 8, 2019 / 11:00AM - 1:30PM

SUNDAYS, 11am to 1:30pm | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 ACT workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$299.00

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ACT English Workshop
Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Math Workshop
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Reading Workshop
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Science Workshop
Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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SAT Test Prep
Sep 3 - Oct 3, 2019 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Tuesdays and Thursdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 3:00pm (8/31, 9/14, 9/28)
PLUS 1 Hour of One on One Instruction

This course provides students with invaluable test-taking strategies and a comprehensive content review for the SAT. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 20 hours of instruction, 3 practice tests, and one hour of dedicated one-on-one tutoring with one of our expert instructors.

$449.00

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ACT Test Prep
Sep 23 - Oct 23, 2019 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 2:00pm (9/21, 10/5, 10/19)
PLUS 1 Hour of One on One Instruction

This course provides students with invaluable test-taking strategies and a comprehensive content review for the ACT. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 20 hours of instruction, 3 practice tests, and one hour of dedicated one-on-one tutoring with one of our expert instructors.


ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.

$449.00

Register Now

ACT Sunday Workshop Series {English, Math, Reading & Science}
Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2019 / 11:00AM - 1:30PM

SUNDAYS, 11am to 1:30pm | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 ACT workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$299.00

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ACT English Workshop
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Math Workshop
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Reading Workshop
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Science Workshop
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Test Prep
Nov 11 - Dec 11, 2019 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 2:00pm (11/9, 11/23, 12/7)
PLUS 1 Hour of One on One Instruction

This course provides students with invaluable test-taking strategies and a comprehensive content review for the ACT. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 20 hours of instruction, 3 practice tests, and one hour of dedicated one-on-one tutoring with one of our expert instructors.


ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.

$449.00

Register Now

ACT Sunday Workshop Series {English, Math, Reading & Science}
Nov 17 - Dec 8, 2019 / 11:00AM - 1:30PM

SUNDAYS, 11am to 1:30pm | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 ACT workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$299.00

Register Now

ACT English Workshop
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Math Workshop
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Reading Workshop
Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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ACT Science Workshop
Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$85.00

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Free ACT Diagnostic
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Join us on Saturday, July 20th for a FREE ACT diagnostic! You'll take a full length practice exam; Higher Ground will grade it and email you and your parents a full score report. Get a jump start on studying and receive timely feedback so that you can make the best plan possible!

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces for this free test available.

$0.00

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