ACT Prep

In preparation for the ACT, Marist High School is offering a variety of test prep options for our students.

ACT UP Speed Reading

ACT UP employs certified reading specialists who will come to Marist to teach students the proper techniques to significantly increase their current reading speed. An increased reading speed can enhance the way students take the ACT; giving them the ability to get to and answer more, if not all, of the questions.  Students will benefit from combining their regular ACT prep with ACT UP’s program. ACT UP Speed Reading courses at Marist are offered on the following days:

Saturday, August 26        9am - 12pm

Sunday, October 1           9am - 12pm

Sunday, November 26   9am - 12pm 

Sunday, January 28         9am - 12pm

Sunday, March 25            9am - 12pm

Students take only one class session. This program costs $189.00 and lasts approximately three hours. To register or learn more about ACT UP Speed Reading, visit their website


Kaplan Complete ACT Test Prep

Kaplan, a leader in ACT Preparation will be offering an ACT Prep course in preparation for the April 8th ACT Test. Kaplan’s 8-session complete ACT Prep course will be offered at Marist for our students only and will begin on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The sessions will meet at Marist for three hours beginning at 1:00 pm each scheduled Sunday. The Complete ACT Prep course covers test content and strategies and includes scored practice ACT exams.  This specially priced course is $385.00. To enroll, please contact Mrs. Gainer via email or at 773-881-5309. Or stop in the Guidance Office to register. The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 1st.

The dates for the sessions are:

Sunday, 2/12      1:00 pm - 4:45 pm            Practice Test and Scoring

Sunday, 2/19      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Session 1

Sunday, 2/26      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Session 2

Sunday, 3/5        1:00pm - 4:00 pm             Session 3

Sunday, 3/12      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Session 4

Sunday, 3/19      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Practice Test and Scoring

Sunday, 3/26      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Session 5

Sunday, 4/2        1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Session 6