TEST PREP / HIGH SCHOOL TEST PREP

Bergen County Academies Prep

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FULL ADMISSIONS GUIDANCE
FULL ADMISSIONS GUIDANCE
INTERVIEW PRACTICE
INTERVIEW PRACTICE
EXPERT TEACHERS
EXPERT TEACHERS
HIGH SUCCESS RATES
HIGH SUCCESS RATES
TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES
TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES

COURSES

Pre-BCA

Pre-BCA

Pre-BCA

For 7th Graders

Exam Prep 8

Exam Prep 8

Exam Prep 8

For Incoming 8th Graders

Pre-BCA: For 7th Graders (Spring Only)

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.

Exam Prep 8: For Incoming 8th Graders (Summer Only)

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

FALL SESSION I

BCA PREP

BCA Prep For 8th Graders

FALL SESSION II

FALL SESSION II

BCA PREP

BCA Prep For 8th Graders

BCA Prep

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.

 

Getting Started

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.

 

Phase I

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.

BCA Prep

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.

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

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.

Simulation Tests

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.

Expert Instruction

Our experienced teachers coach students on how to efficiently and accurately answer questions within given time constraints.

Timed Practice and Mastery

By the end of the program, students have encountered 2000+ math problems (800 directly from past BCA tests), and completed 30 literary analysis essays.

Comprehensive Application Guidance

Before the due date, our expert counselors review all parts of a student’s application and give valuable feedback and guidance.

Application Essay Instruction

Our expert teachers demonstrate to students how to write a stellar application essay and help to revise students’ initial drafts.

Mindset Building

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.

Schedule

For Fall 2020, all courses will be held through live virtual sessions. Practice tests will be conducted through on-site testing.

  • Summer 2020
  • Exam Prep 8
    July 6 – August 21
     
    M,W, F: 8:30am – 1:10pm
     
    T,Th,F: 1:40 – 6:20pm

  • FALL 2020
  • BCA Prep
    Phase I: Sept 11 – Nov 12
    Phase II: Nov 13 – Jan 9
     
    BCA High Honors
     
    Virtual Class – English
    Tu: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
     
    Virtual Class – Math
    Fri: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
     
    On-site Testing
    By appointment
    Th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

     

    BCA Prep A
     
    Virtual Class – English
    Wed: 6:00pm –  7:30pm
    or
    Thurs: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
     
    Virtual Class – Math
    Tues: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    or
    Wed: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
     
    On-site Testing
    By appointment
    Tues: 3:45pm – 8:00pm
    Sat: 9:00am – 5:30pm

     

    BCA Prep B
     
    Virtual Class – English
    Wed: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
    or
    Th: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
    or
    Fri: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
     
    Virtual Class – Math
    Tu: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    or
    Wed: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    or
    Th: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
     
    On-site Testing
    By appointment
    Tu: 3:45pm – 8:00pm
    Wed: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    Sat: 9:00am – 5:30pm

     

    BCA Prep C
     
    Virtual Class – English
    Tu: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
    or
    Fri: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
     
    Virtual Class – Math
    T, W, Th: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    or
    W, Th, F: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

     

     

     

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