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November 2011

Maine South High School Junior, The ACT has become a national rite of passage for juniors because of its pivotal role in both college admissions and Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) success. ACT 36 test preparation has given Maine South juniors the competitive edge on this critical test since 1993. Timing is everything. We have impeccably timed ACT 36 to wrap up just before the two April ACT exams – the national test on April 14 and the PSAE on April 24 – for a very deliberate reason. By late spring, juniors will have mastered junior curriculum, which the ACT targets. Students may enroll in our eight-week program on Tuesday evening or Saturday morning. A Thursday evening option is available at Maine West. Please note your calendar: Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 P.M.: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6 (5:30-9 Practice Test), 3/13 Saturday, 10:00-noon: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 (8:30-12 Practice Test), 3/17 Our curriculum, our strategies and our instructors make the difference. A leader in Midwest test preparation since 1987, ExcelEdge knows what works and what does not. It is not enough to be smart. You have to know what to expect, how to eliminate choices, how to answer items quickly and know when to move on. At each class, experienced instructors who are certified content specialists will teach you effective offensive and defensive strategies. You will practice these strategies on timed segments of authentic ACT exams. We will steer you to additional drills in the Grammarian’s Guide and the Essentials of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trig. For more information on our curriculum and to see what our schools, our parents, and the graduates of our programs have said, please visit our web site: www.exceledgeinc.com. Register for ACT 36. To join our program, please complete the ACT 36 Registration. Include a check for $250 made payable to ExcelEdge Mail your completed paperwork to the ExcelEdge Office: ExcelEdge, Inc. - Attn: Maine South H.S. Coordinator - 9123 Holly - Munster, IN 46321-3013. If you prefer, you may register on line at www.exceledgeinc.com/registration. Registration closes on December 16; it is important that you register on time. We will guarantee enrollment to all students who meet the deadline. Look for posted lists. Class lists will be posted in your Principal’s Office one week before classes begin to remind you of your starting date and notify you of your room assignment. Contact us with any question. We pride ourselves on personal attention, as you will discover. If you have a question on either test preparation or registration, call Carol or David Talabay – 219-838-0740. Or, please visit the Resources section of our web site where you will find responses to Frequently Asked Questions: www.exceledgeinc.com/resources. You also may ask your counselor; Mr. Kevin Scotellaro, Director of Pupil Personnel Services; or Mrs. Terese McGrath, Principal’s Secretary at Maine South. Your ACT score is too important to leave to chance. By enrolling in ACT 36, you can give yourself an edge in the competitive college market. You will find that ACT 36 is more than a test prep book; it is a new way of thinking about tests. Sincerely,

Carol L. Talabay


REGISTRATION 2012  MAINE SOUTH H. S. You may enroll in the test preparation course, ACT 36, by completing all the blanks below. Class lists will be posted in the Principal’s Office to remind you of your starting date and notify you of your room assignment.

PERSONAL DATA: PLEASE PRINT. Name:________________________________________________ Male: ______ Female: _____ Home Address: Street Number____________________________________________________ City____________________State_____Zip____________________________ Phone: (home)________________Parent at work: (name)____________ (phone)____________ Parent E-mail address: ___________________

Student E-mail address: ________________

STUDENT COMMITMENT: I understand that I am making a commitment to attend all sessions and to complete all assignments in order to benefit the most from this course. Student's signature__________________________________________________

PARENT RELEASE: I authorize my child's school to give ExcelEdge, Inc., a copy of my student's ACT score. I understand that this data will be used only for research and will remain confidential. Parent's signature__________________________________________________

CLASS TIME: Please place an "x" by your preferred day. ACT 36 will be offered: _____ No preference _____Tuesday from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. _____Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-noon

PAYMENT: Please enclose a check for $250 made payable to ExcelEdge. Mail your completed registration to the ExcelEdge Office: ExcelEdge, Inc. – Attn. Maine South H.S. Coordinator - 9123 Holly - Munster, IN 46321-3013. If you prefer, you may register for the program on line: www.exceledgeinc.com/registration. Registration begins immediately, and registration closes on December 16. We will guarantee enrollment to students who register by the deadline; however, no refunds will be issued once the program begins. We look forward to giving you the 36 edge.


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