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SUSD Summer School Registration Begins Monday, February 2, 2015

In-Class and Online Instruction

Don't Delay!  Check with your counselor to select correct courses.

Register in the SUSD Parent Portal at www.susdcommunityed.org


Dates:  Session I:  June 8 - 25

            Session 2:  July 6 -  23

One semester class per session.


Classroom location:  Coronado High School

Hours:  8AM to 1PM, Monday through Thursday for in-class instruction

Fee:  $185 per session per class


For online classes final exams must be taken in person.  Some online classes have Honors offerings such as:  World History/Geography, Economics, English 1, English 2, Algebra 2, Earth and Space, Biology 1, Chemistry 1 and Spanish 3.  

In class summer school offerings do not have honors designation.  


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 ACT Sign Up
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Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: Are You Ready?
SAT: Only three SAT test dates left before the end of the school year. Sign up NOW for a spot in our highly successful test preparation classes. In planning which test to take remember the March 14th date is the second Saturday of SUSD and NDP Spring break. The May 2nd date is right before AP testing and the June 6th date is at the beginning of summer. Plan to be in town and focused. There are no additional SAT test dates during the Summer 
after June 6. 
The next date will in the Fall...usually October.

SEC SAT Test prep Dates   /  SAT 
Official Test
Feb 17 - Mar 12                   Saturday, March 14
April 7 - April 30                    Saturday, May 2
May 26 - June 4                    Saturday, June 6
Call SEC at 480-538-0828 for details. Classes taught by AZ certified teachers. Ten tests available, Intense, comprehensive, 16-hour class preparation, $495. Learn the tricks and traps of the SAT. Semi-private and private tutoring sessions also available. Sign up for the SAT at  www.collegeboard.org.

ACT: Only three ACT test dates left this academic year: Saturday, 
Feb 7, April 18 and Saturday, June 13. 
SEC classes will be held for the April ACT 
starting March 23 - April 15, and intensive preparation 
June 1 - June 11  for the June test. 
Students who are strong in math/science and weak in vocabulary may find the ACT to be a better test on which to focus. 
Free ACT diagnostic available with sign up. ACT will not be offered again until Fall 2015. 
Sign up at www.act.org. Semi-private tutoring available.
Sign up early to get your choice of test locations and don't miss the registration cut off date for the test.

Congratulations to Victoria Adams!  Charros DMHS Teacher of the Year for English! 

Victoria teaches 9th grade Pre-IB English and Honors English at Desert Mountain High School.  She started teaching at DMHS in 2012 and did her student teaching at Xavier College Preparatory.  She is an ASU graduate.  She is available for tutoring at Scottsdale Education Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 PM.  Some of her hours are already full.  She tutors all levels of English, Study Skills and Writing.  Please join us in congratulating  Victoria Adams.


12 Hours of Class Instruction
Sixth year for this highly successful class that prepares 8th and 9th graders for the rigors of high school. Topics covered include:  The 12 Ways to Succeed, Study Skills and Learning Styles Assessment, The High School Essay, Resources and Getting Involved, Researching and Websites, Organization Tips, Speed Reading, Vocabulary Building, Standardized Testing: ACT/AP/PSAT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests, Note Taking, Test Preparation, The School Calendar, Self Awareness and much more.     Cost:$199
Classes will be available:
June 15-18 1pm-4pm;  
July 13-16 9am-noon;  
July 27-31 1pm-4pm 



Ace Summer School, Online/Summer/Honors/
IB/AP Assignments
If you are taking summer school or an online class this summer to better your grade...don't do it alone. If you had difficulty with the class the first time, you may need help as you attempt to repeat it in only three weeks or online. Call us to set up sessions with your favorite tutor now. Summer hours are 
Monday through Thursday, 
9 AM to 4 PM. 

Learn New Study and Test Taking Skills 
Free Study Skills and Learning Styles Assessment
Get prepared for next year with a study skills building program.....4 hours for $180. Free Assessments. Without pressure from homework and testing, summer is a great time to build study and test taking skills. Get organized, learn new ways to remember information, learn how to prepare for and take tests, and the art of note taking. Extremely popular summer program which is individualized to your skill needs. Call to schedule.

Prepare for SAT/ACT/PSAT/SAT Subject/HSPT/AP Tests
Summer is a great time to focus on standardized testing skills for college admissions, college scholarships, high school graduation and private high school admissions tests. Our highly popular test prep classes have helped students improve their scores for over 10 years.  Allison and Jeff are available all summer.


Offered at SEC June 8-25 & July 6-23

Pre-Algebra Course "Excel"eration (P.A.C.E.) 

Language Arts "Excel"eration & Public Speaking (L.E.A.P.)

Science: Outer Space and Rocket Science (S.O.A.R.)


Math Olympics: Race to Excellence (M.O.R.E.)


Call SEC for Details and to Register!


If you have deficiencies for high school graduation or acceptance to an in-state university or need to replace a course to up your GPA....SEC can help.  We have hundreds of students who have gotten through last minute course needs with their counselor's  approval.  We have helped students quickly and successfully complete online courses with focused tutoring.  Time is running out.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to complete any needed courses and get them on your transcript.  Ideally you want to shoot for course completion before mid-April.  Stay out of the panic zone.  Just completing the course is not enough-you need to make sure the grade is recorded and is transferred onto your transcript.  Only about 8 weeks left.  Call 480-538-0828 for details.


College Coaching:

Application and Planning From Start to Finish
Affordable, high quality college coaching helps students not only get into state universities but also Stanford, USC, Columbia, Purdue, US Naval Academy, Pepperdine etc. Choose a school, build your application, write your essay and get letters of recommendation. Kim Duckworth, SEC Owner, is accepting students. 

High School, Middle School and Elementary School Reading & Math Programs 
After assessing current needs with a state aligned online diagnostic program, we can put together a customized learning program to help your student retain math and reading skills throughout the summer. We can fill old "holes" that may have developed over time or enrich concepts learned to help them hit the ground running in the Fall of 2015. Semi-private tutoring is available. 



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 Important Dates


February 1 - Payment due


February 16 - SEC Closed


February 7 and 21 - Free ACT/SAT Testing Event. Includes a full practice test, proctored, and graded. Plus a detailed, personalized one on one review and recommended plan.

Call to sign-up.  


GPA and standardized test scores not matching? Concerned because your student is not a reader? Come to SEC for a reading assessment and reading program designed to improve reading speed and comprehension. Skills taught during our 8 to 12 hour program focus on building strong underlying reading skills and pushing students to college level reading abilities. We have had GREAT success in increasing ACT/SAT reading scores by combining this program with either ACT/SAT prep classes or semi-private tutoring. Call 480-538-0828 TODAY to set up the hour long assessment and get your student scheduled ASAP!

Joaquin Bustoz ASU Math/Science Honors Program 

Go to    
 to learn
 about this intense academic program allowing student participants to reside on the ASU Tempe campus for a 8 week summer session while enrolled in a university-level mathematics course for college credit.  
The program is intended for mature high school sophomores, juniors, or 
seniors who demonstrate the academic potential to pursue university studies in math or science.  MSHP at ASU pays all student expenses (I.E. tuition, meals, supplies, etc.)  See website for application details.  Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 6 and students are notified of their acceptance during the last week of March.  
Program is selective.  Up to 4 college credits in math may be awarded. 
Scholarships are available.