Fall Workshop Information

Lincoln Public Schools offers high-quality, affordable workshops to help students prepare for the ACT college exam. Both LPS and non-LPS students are welcome to register.

Format Changes for the 2021-2022 School Year

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, you may select a preferred format for the class; either in-person or over Zoom. Once class begins, there is no switching formats. Format offerings are subject to change based on registration numbers.

When you register, you will be asked your preference to attend either In Person at Lincoln High or to attend via Zoom online. We will accommodate as many preference requests as possible; however, the format is subject to change based on enrollment. 

Unless you hear from us before class begins, expect that your format preference is being honored. 

Once the session begins, the course will run in that format for those same students.

It is possible that In-Person instruction may be canceled due to low enrollment or that Zoom need to be used due to excess registrations.

Expectations for Zoom Students

  • Sessions will not be recorded.
  • Attend on Zoom during the hours listed with camera on.
  • Report practice scores via Google Classroom.
  • Limit electronic distraction during class.
  • We will contact parents with concerns or absences.
  • Minimum class size of 15. No maximum size so long as everyone is registered by the date listed.

Expectations for In-Person Students

  • Attend in-person at Lincoln High each week.
  • Report attendance & practice scores via Google Classroom.
  • Limit electronic distraction during class.
  • We will contact parents with concerns or absences.
  • Minimum class size of 15. Maximum of 30.

Full ACT Workshop ($125)

This workshop consists of 8 evening sessions that last 2 hours each.

  • General Test Preparation & Strategies (1)
  • English, Math & Science Strategies & Practice (2 each)
  • Reading Strategies & Practice (1)
  • Taught by content area teachers current in ACT changes and procedures
  • Fee includes the Official ACT Prep Guide for 2021-22 with 6 complete practice tests. 2 will be used in class and the other 4 can be used independently. 

ACT Session 1

All classes are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. unless noted. This is timed for the October 23rd national exam.
  • Register by August 13th, 2021
  • Pay by August 18th to avoid the late fee

Class Dates

  • Monday, August 23rd
  • Monday, August 30th
  • Tuesday, September 7th
  • Monday, September 13th
  • Monday, September 20th
  • Monday, September 27th
  • Monday, October 4th
  • Monday, October 11th
  • Saturday, October 16th
    • 8:00-11:45 a.m.
    • This class is an optional full practice test that will be done independently.
    • Class will not meet in person or on Zoom

ACT Session 2

All classes are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. unless noted. This is timed for the December 11th national exam.
  • Register by October 3rd, 2021
  • Pay by October 8th to avoid the late fee

Class Dates

  • Thursday, October 14th
  • Thursday, October 21st
  • Monday, October 25th
  • Monday, November 1st
  • Monday, November 8th
  • Monday, November 15th
  • Monday, November 22nd
  • Monday, November 29th
  • Saturday, December 4th
    • 8:00-11:45 a.m.
    • This class is an optional full practice test that will be done independently.
    • Class will not meet in person or on Zoom

ACT Session 3

All classes are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. unless noted. This is timed for the April 2nd national exam and the April 5th LPS junior exam.
  • Register by January 14th, 2022
  • Pay by January 19th to avoid the late fee

Class Dates

  • Monday, January 24th
  • Monday, January 31st
  • Monday, February 7th
  • Monday, February 14th
  • Tuesday, February 22nd
  • Monday, February 28th
  • Monday, March 7th
  • Monday, March 21st
  • Saturday, March 26th
    • 8:00-11:45 a.m.
    • This class is an optional full practice test that will be done independently.
    • Class will not meet in person or on Zoom

ACT Quick Review Workshop ($60)

This workshop consists of 5 evening sessions that last 2 hours each.

  • General Test Preparation & Strategies (1)
  • English, Reading, Math & Science Strategies & Practice (1 each)
  • Taught by content area teachers current in ACT changes and procedures
  • Materials provided electronically via Google Classroom from ACT.org. No book required or provided.
  • This class is for Seniors only (2022 graduating class). This class is review only and not intended for 1st time takers.
  • Register by August 2nd, 2021
  • Pay by August 5th to avoid the late fee
  • Class is limited to 60 students maximum

Class Dates

  • Thursday, August 12th
  • Thursday, August 19th
  • Thursday, August 26th
  • Thursday, September 2nd
  • Thursday, September 9th

Workshop cost

Full prices listed above. If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, tuition is reduced (contact your school counselor or Michelle Fonck at mfonck@lps.org for tuition information).  A current year qualification letter needs to be on file with the district to receive price reduction.

Workshop refund policy

Cancellation requests must be received before the first class date. A $20.00 handling fee will apply.

Late registration fee

$20 (applies to students not registered by the deadline)

Late fee for unpaid registrations

The late fee also applies to registrants who have not paid the tuition by the “pay by” date. Your student does NOT have a reserved spot until payment is received. If a workshop is full, unpaid registrants may lose their spot in the workshop to paid registrants on the waiting list.

Registering for an LPS workshop DOES NOT register your student for the national test. You MUST also register separately for the national test! Get a registration booklet from your school’s counseling office, or register online. (National test dates and links are at the bottom of this page.)

Testing Registration and Dates

PSAT

To be considered for National Merit Scholarships, a junior must take the PSAT. Students MUST register through the schools’ counseling offices; no online registration.

National Test Registration Information

Registering for an LPS workshop DOES NOT register your student for the national test. You MUST register separately for the national test!

ACT National Test Dates

Register online at ACT.ORG or by mail using a registration booklet from your school’s counseling office

Optional ACT Writing Test

National ACT test only: If a college requires the writing test, your student must register and pay for this optional test when registering for the ACT test.

LPS ACT Test for All Juniors

The 2022 test date for juniors is Tuesday, April 5th, 2022.

These test scores may be used for college admission and scholarship applications. Each high school will register its juniors for this test. INCLUDES WRITING TEST.

Accommodations

For more information, including fee schedule and information for parents of students with IEPs about applying for testing accommodations:

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About LPS prep workshops

Contact Michelle Fonck at mfonck@lps.org or 402-617-0692. 

Questions about which test to take, when to test, and how to register for the tests

Please contact your student’s school counselor. As classroom teachers, we focus on test prep methods only. Counselors have test registration booklets and up-to-date information on the college admission process and are familiar with your student’s academic progress. 

Students with IEPs

Students with IEPs may qualify for adjusted ACT, SAT, or PSAT testing conditions. Contact your IEP manager to apply. Your IEP manager must submit documentation used by ACT or SAT to determine the type and extent of adjustments allowed.

Are there other ways to prepare for these tests?

Absolutely!

  • Take the practice test found in the ACT registration booklet or the online SAT practice test, then learn from the questions missed. This option is free!
  • Study independently with test prep books available at bookstores. The official ACT or SAT study books contain actual tests (that’s what we use). However, they offer very little help for test-taking strategies.
  • An internet search for other local and online options.

Parents – please talk to your student before registering!

After a full day of school, an evening course tests a student’s endurance! Be sure your student is committed to investing the time and energy needed and is aware of the following workshop rules:

  • Attend via Zoom with the camera on.
  • Attendance and practice scores will be reported each week. Parents: please let us know if your student will be absent or will need to arrive late or leave early.
  • Limit electronic distraction during class.
  • We will contact parents with concerns or absences.