The Foundation funds a series of classes designed to help students attend the college of their choice. The classes include:
College Entrance Exam Preparation. Offered in May of each year at both Anderson and Turpin high schools, this class reviews strategies for taking the ACT test.
PSAT Practice Test. FHFE offers a full length PSAT practice test for all interested juniors and sophomores. The test is given at Nagel Middle School under conditions similar to the actual PSAT. Students are given the answers to take home with them to score the test themselves. The 2017 PSAT Practice Test will be Sunday, October 1 at 1pm.
Interviewing Skills Class. Students learn about resume writing and interviewing via an online class and then have the opportunity to be take part in practice interviews with local business people.
The need: Admittance to college is difficult. The Ohio State University admitted students have an average ACT score of 28. Miami University admitted students have an average score of 26 and a selective private school in Ohio like Case Western has an average ACT of 30. Every point on the ACT is vital and can make a difference in the amount of scholarship money a student receives.
Results: The demand so far has been extremely high and parents are enthusiastic about this opportunity for their children. Both Anderson and Turpin High Schools had a significant increase in the number of students qualifying as potential National Merit Scholars after taking the 2013 PSAT (the first year the PSAT practice test was offered).
There may be a small fee for some classes to cover the cost of materials, but students must register. For the latest information, visit us on Facebook.