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2019 Spring - New Course

2019 Spring New Course Offering:

APLUS GT - Math & Humanities for 4th and 6th Grade

Due to recent changes in MCPS screening and admissions procedure for elementary and middle school magnet programs, a sizeable number of highly gifted MCPS students have not been accepted into the district’s magnet programs for the 2018-2019 school year.  As a result, many parents have expressed interest in finding an alternate means to ensure their children receive the appropriate level of academic enrichment.

Our purpose is very straightforward:  we want to offer Montgomery County parents a private sector, supplemental alternative to magnet programming that may no longer be as accessible as it was prior to the recent changes in admissions.  Our goal is to immerse those highly gifted students in a competitive learning environment where their potentials can be fully unlocked.

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2019 Spring Course Offering

3rd/5th/8th Grade Test Strategy Preparation - Preview

In the past 16 years, APLUS has developed a very effective prep curriculum structure that has helped thousands of students achieved their academic goal of being accepted into the elite magnet programs in both Montgomery and Fairfax County. This prep class covers very extensive practice questions that not only help students understand the math concepts they have learned but also provide an excellent opportunity to practice testing strategies and techniques. This prep is also extremely helpful for students who plan to take private school admission tests like SSAT or ISEE or even for students who would like to get a head start on the SAT.  For more details, please visit the Magnet/IB prep tab.

Writing Workshop and Intensive Essay Writing (IEW) 

In the 2018 Fall semester, we will offer our flagship Writing Workshops on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. The following is the class schedule:

1.      Pre Writing
2.      Wriiting 1
3.      Writing  2
4.      Intensive Essay Writing - 1
5.      Intensive Essay Writing - 2
6.      Intensive Essay Writing - 3
7.      Intensive Essay Writing - 4

The seven levels of writing classes at APLUS Learning Center are aimed to provide students with opportunities to focus on the skills and the practice of writing.  The programs help students learn:

§         to read more challenging literature with greater skill,
§         to write more complex and mature compositions,
§         to develop independent analytical skills, and
§         to develop disciplined study habits for continued academic success.

In comparison to regular academic school English courses, APLUS writing courses are more demanding, challenging, and focused.

Math Enrichment 

Starting in 2014 Fall, all Math Enrichment classes will be taught in line with MCPS Curriculum 2.0, meaning that the sequence and order of coverage will be in line with MCPS. The Curriculum 2.0 is about the teaching methods, not the contents, in helping students to understand the math concepts. The following courses are offered Saturday mornings from 11:15am-01:15pm and 06:00-08:00pm on Tuesday evenings:

1.      Math 4/5
2.      Pre Algebra 1 (Math 6)
3.      Pre Algebra 2 (I.M.)
4.      Algebra 1
5.      Geometry
6.      Algebra 2

Students attending Writing Workshop and Math Enrichment classes are placed based on their ability level.  Students therefore are advised to take a placement test to ensure the placement is appropriate.

SAT 1600

This class is one of its kind, aiming to provide an opportunity where students can learn and practice SAT in a more focused and thorough way. This class is designated for rising 9th and 10th graders and has a duration of 16 weeks and meets 3 hours per week. With almost double the amount of time of a normal SAT crash course, the materials and coverage of this course are extensive.  Students will be well prepared for their SAT test upon completing this course.  This SAT1600 is offered on Saturday 09:30am-12:30pm.