Sylvan SAT and ACT Test Prep Programs

Sylavan's group SAT and ACT test prep programs give teens the skills, strategies, and practice needed to score high on college entrance exams. Our experts are here to help you navigate the entire college admissions process. Individual College Prep is also available if our group classes don’t meet your scheduling needs. Click here and then follow the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Prompt in order to access information on registration. 

Graphing Calculator Usage Course

Mrs. Richburg, Rm. 208

The purpose of this course is to learn basic features of the TI-84 CE Graphing Calculator, the calculator most recently recommended by the STA Mathematics Department, and highly recommended for freshmen.  Students will investigate and explore the following calculator features in guided practices.

Monday - ON and OFF, QUITting and going home, the keypad, basic computations, MODEs, Order of Operations (PEMDAS), the STORE key, scientific notation and algebraic manipulations; pixels, points and contrast

Tuesday - Graphs, Colors, Backgrounds, Windows, Scl and resolution, Tbl Set-tings and Tables;Survey questions for data generation

Wednesday - Lists, data, and regressions with their graphs; 1-Var STATS

Thursday - STAT PLOTs for Statistics and Data Science

Friday - Applications of all the above, APPS, and DRAW features

Course Dates: TBD

Note: Students must have their own calculator (charged and ready to go, each day.)

Cost per student: $120 for the week

Minimum enrollment: 8   Maximum enrollment: 20


SAT Prep

STA has partnered with Sylvan Learning to offer SAT Prep Boot Camp. The SAT Prep Boot Camp will include a Diagnostic Practice Test which will take place from 9:30am-1:30pm on Monday, August 3rd followed by the SAT Prep class on Wednesday, August 5th from 9:30am-1:30pm. Both sessions will be held at St. Thomas. Students will receive a strategy booklet and in person instruction for all sections on the test. Additionally, students will have access to a 30 day trial of Sylvan’s online course. The cost is $125 per student. A minimum of 5 students is required to run the course, maximum 30 students.

Please visit  https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/portsmouth-nh/schedules#, click on “St. Thomas Aquinas High School” at the top of the page, and scroll down St. Thomas Aquinas SAT Prep Boot Camp to register and pay the fee. STA enrolled students only.