Two years ago, Dr. David Alfonso, principal at Palm Beach Lakes High School, approached Jason Robinovitz, one of the family owners of Score At The Top Learning Center in nearby Palm Beach Gardens. Dr Alfonso was looking for an experienced company that could create and lead a workshop for his students with the goal of improving their SAT Reading/Writing scores. A Title 1 school, Palm Beach Lakes High School has many students enrolled in intensive reading – students who find it a major challenge to pass the tests that not only allow them a ticket out of intensive reading class, but also pave the way for them to receive a high school diploma.
Responding to the need, Score At The Top set up an SAT Reading/Writing workshop. Experienced instructors prepared the students for a month before the March 2018 SAT. The initial results: a pass rate increase from 0% to more than 50%!
There followed a summer ACT workshop to prepare students for that college entrance test, and then, this year (2019), as a result of another SAT workshop, 44 junior and senior students out of 60 who attended (73%) passed!
Heartened by the growing success rate, Score At The Top is partnering once again with Palm Beach Lakes High School to offer another summer ACT workshop. The goal: to have the more than 90 rising seniors achieve the score needed to graduate high school.