A.S.P.I.R.E. Program Begins January 20th

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The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is designed to bridge deficits in rural high school students’ performance on the ACT College Entrance Examination in order to increase the number of students pursuing higher education. This is a cooperative initiative through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

As a high school student, preparing for a college entrance examination like the ACT can be pretty difficult! Fortunately, your local Cooperative Extension Agent, Shannon Coleman, is now offering a course to prepare you for the ACT College Entrance Examination through the A.S.P.I.R.E. (ACT Supplemental Preparation In Rural Education) Program. By participating in an A.S.P.I.R.E. ACT Class, you will learn the latest tactics and strategies to improve your ACT score and increase your chances of getting into college! The program is open to all high school juniors and seniors. The cost is $165.00 with $100 being returned if the student attends all classes and takes all 4-practice tests. The cost includes The Princeton Review ACT study manual, The Princeton Review 1,296 practice question manual, 4 ACT full-length practice exams with score analysis and breakdown, and 30 hours of class time instruction, where students will learn the skills they need to be able to tackle the ACT! You must register to attend. Shannon will be offering the next ASPIRE program starting January 20. Students should register through Shannon, call her at 828-837-2210 ext. 4 or email her at shannon_coleman@ncsu.edu.