For 7th Graders
Exam Prep 8
Exam Prep 8
For Incoming 8th Graders
This Spring group course is uniquely designed for 7th graders who are planning to apply to Bergen County Academies High School (BCA), Bergen County Technical High School (BT), and Academies @ Englewood (A@E) during the Fall of their 8th grade year.
The Pre-BCA program gives students a head start on mastering the key content and skills required to ace tough high school admission tests. It produces a solid foundation in both English and Math that ultimately sets students on the advanced track to succeeding on complex topics and difficult test problems.
This course also helps students to flourish in the 7th grade classroom and ace their NJ state exams, both of which are important for increasing their BCA admission chances.
As a bonus, students who score high on their Pre-BCA exit evaluation will be recommended to skip Exam Prep 8 during the summer!
This course is offered only in the Spring. Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.
Visit our Pre-BCA page for course details and schedule.
This Summer group course is uniquely designed for incoming 8th graders who are planning to apply to Bergen County Academies High School (BCA), Bergen County Technical High School (BT), and Academies @ Englewood (A@E) during the Fall of their 8th grade year, as well as other prestigious private schools.
This program boosts reading comprehension, problem-solving skills, and vocabulary, while also teaching students important test-taking strategies needed for the more intensive test training of Fall BCA Prep.
Exam Prep 8 is key to ultimate success in gaining acceptance to Bergen County magnet schools. This course gives students the proven strategies and essential knowledge needed for challenging high school admission tests that are often not covered in the classroom.
This course is offered only in the Summer. Please submit inquiries early due to high interest.
Visit our Exam 8 page for course details and schedule.
FALL SESSION I
BCA Prep For 8th Graders
FALL SESSION II
BCA Prep For 8th Graders
Our BCA Prep course is an extensive test training program for current 8th-graders seeking admission for Bergen County Academies High school (BCA), Bergen County Technical High School (BT), and Academies @ Englewood (A@E) — three of the top ranked high schools in the state of New Jersey.
In Fall 2020, courses are held through a winning combination of virtual classes and on-site testing in a professionally proctored, realistic environment.
Please note for Fall 2020, that students need to fulfill minimum requirements before being accepted into this course. All students begin with an initial evaluation test.
Based on the results of this test, students are placed in our BCA High Honors, A, B, or C class. Each class is tailored to students’ individual needs and capabilities to ensure they boost their skills as quickly and efficiently as possible. Throughout BCA Prep students may be moved from one class to another as their skills naturally progress.
The first 9 weeks of BCA Prep are all about test training: breaking old habits and building new, effective test-taking skills. Our online course introduces students to high-level problem-solving while training them in logical thinking for Math and English.
Students will have weekly practice exams, homework assignments, and expert lectures.
Students in BCA HH, A, and B Math will come to campus weekly for an on-site practice test. While in English, students will boost their reading comprehension and literary analysis writing skills through virtual in-class assignments and homework.
Students in BCA C Math class will meet 3x a week through virtual classes to boost core foundational skills, and will not complete on-site testing until Phase II.
The second half of BCA Prep focuses on full-length simulation tests that give students the scope of the actual admissions exam.
All classes will continue to hold virtual sessions, but will also conduct on-site testing to complete full-length BCA simulation tests for English & Math that mirror the intensity and atmosphere of the official test-day environment.
Students will work on building mental endurance, managing their time, and learning proven test-taking techniques.
At MEK Review, we equip students with the right tools for acing the admissions exams at Bergen County Academies. Our expert teachers guide students with key strategies, proven materials, and clear objectives to lead them to success.
Students build up their test-taking skills and display performance progress through 9 Math practice tests, and 9 full-length simulation exams for both Math and English.
Our experienced teachers coach students on how to efficiently and accurately answer questions within given time constraints.
By the end of the program, students have encountered 2000+ math problems (800 directly from past BCA tests), and completed 30 literary analysis essays.
Before the due date, our expert counselors review all parts of a student’s application and give valuable feedback and guidance.
Our expert teachers demonstrate to students how to write a stellar application essay and help to revise students’ initial drafts.
For many 8th graders, this is their first encounter with a high-pressure performance test. We teach them how to handle the stress, competition, and techniques for mental stamina.
For Fall 2020, all courses will be held through live virtual sessions. Practice tests will be conducted through on-site testing.
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