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Achieve with LRC’s 2017 Fall Enrichment Programs

Begin the new school year on the path to success with the Learning Resource Center’s fall enrichment programs and services.

 
LRC Programs and Services Polk County

SAT Prep

The Learning Resource Center’s SAT® Preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the exam.
The full course will take place on Tuesdays (Math) and Thursdays (Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: September 5-28, 2017; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. &
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $440* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: SAT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

ACT Prep

Learning Resource Center’s ACT Preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. This course provides: small classes with highly trained teachers, problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions, practice taking ACT exams, emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety. The full course will take place on Mondays (Math/Science) and Wednesdays (English/Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Sept. 25-Oct. 25, 2017; Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. &
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $440* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: ACT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

Study Habits

The Learning Resource Center’s Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Sept. 25-Oct. 30, 2017; Mondays, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: $145*, *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: Study Habits Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

College Success Planning

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 2017; Mondays, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: $145*, *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: College Success Planning Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

One-to-One Tutoring

LRC’s One-to-One Tutoring Services include:

  • One-to-One instruction with a highly-qualified teacher
  • Multi-Sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles
  • Improvement of student’s academic achievement
  • Enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success
  • Flexible schedules and locations
  • Wide variety of subjects & exams

Where: Throughout Polk County
When: Year-round
Cost: Based on the number of hours & gross family income
Register: 1-to-1 Tutoring or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 
 

LRC Offers Summer Programs for All Grade Levels

LRC is rolling out its lineup of 2017 summer enrichment programs for kindergarten through high school grade levels.
 
Scroll down to find out about each program and to find the one that best suits you or your student.
 

Kindergarten-Readiness

Rising and repeating kindergartners can gain the skills necessary for school at LRC’s Camp READY! featuring multi-sensory learning experiences in a fun, engaging format at ten locations throughout Polk County. On average, Camp READY! students who attend the full program demonstrate learning gains of seven months in vocabulary development. Camps will take place for four weeks during June 6-July 28, 2017. Dates and times vary by site. The cost is $25 for the entire month.
Camp Ready Winter Haven parent program

 

Elementary Academic Camps

Students entering 1st- 5th grade are invited to Camp Discovery at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. Camps will focus on critical thinking, reading, writing, science and math skills, offering students four, week-long camps during June 5-30, 2017, Monday-Friday. Choose half-day camp from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for $140 per week or full-day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for $200 per week.
 
Students entering 1st-6th grade are encouraged to attend Super Summer Success, an enrichment program that helps students maintain their mental momentum throughout the summer with a fun and active approach to reading, writing and math. Super Summer Success will take place June 12-29, 2017, Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at South McKeel Academy in Lakeland. The full cost is $315.
 

Study Skills

Middle school and high school students may consider study skills courses that provide motivational strategies and study techniques to become more effective learners. Study Habits of Successful Students for grades 6-8 will take place July 10-14, 2017 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., while Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning for grades 9-12 will take place July 10-14, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Both will be held at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost for each is $145.
 

Test Prep

High School students will benefit from LRC’s ACT and SAT summer test preparation courses. Preparation courses are designed to build confident, successful students, helping them achieve their best possible score through problem-solving strategies tailored towards each test. The ACT Summer Prep Course will take place July 17-21, 2017 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the full course) at the Learning Resource Center, while the SAT Summer Prep Course will take place July 24-27, 2017 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the full course) at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost of each full course is $440 and includes a book.
 

Tutoring

In addition to the courses and camps mentioned, LRC also continues One-to-One Tutoring services for students of all ages who feel they need an extra boost during the summer months. With more than 500 tutors throughout Polk County who are able to help students in numerous subjects or prepare for various assessments, LRC will find a tutor that can meet your academic need in your area.
 

Information

LRC offers a sliding fee scale based on the gross annual household income. Scholarships are also available for families with documented financial need for any of these programs. For additional information or to enroll, please click on the program link above or call LRC at 863-688-9477.
 
 

2017 ACT & SAT Dates in One Place

To ensure that you’re prepared for the ACT and/or SAT, we’ve compiled a list of the 2017 dates and deadlines all in one place to make it easier. Scroll down below to find the test date that works best for you.
 
test prep
 

ACT

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
February 11 January 13 January 14-20
April 8 March 3 March 4-17
June 10 May 5 May 6-19
September 9 August 4 August 5-18
October 28 September 22 September 23-October 6
December 9 November 3 November 4-17

Earn your best possible score on the ACT with LRC’s ACT Prep.
Information gathered from ACTstudent.org
 

SAT

Test dates may be subject to change
 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Mail Deadline Late Phone/Online Deadline
January 21 December 21 January 3 January 10
March 11 February 10 February 21 February 28
May 6 April 7 April 18 April 25
June 3 May 9 May 16 May 24
August 26 July 28 August 8 August 21
October 7 September 8 September 19 September 27
November 4 October 5 October 17 October 25
December 2 November 2 November 14 November 21

Prepare for the SAT with LRC’s SAT Preparation.
Find more information on the SAT, and register for the exam at SAT.collegeboard.org
 
 
Related Posts:
2016 ACT & SAT Dates

 
 

Excel with LRC’s Fall Enrichment Programs

Each school year brings both challenges and opportunities to many students. The Learning Resource Center of Polk County will offer fall enrichment programs for all grade levels to help combat these challenges while creating opportunities.
fall programs graphic

Test Prep


High school students will have the opportunity to become test-wise with SAT and ACT preparation. Both courses will provide students in grades 9-12 the problem-solving strategies, test-specific techniques and motivation needed to build confidence while reducing test anxiety, allowing them to achieve their best possible score.
 
SAT Prep is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays with three courses this semester: September 6-29, 2016; October 4-27, 2016 and November 1-December 1, 2016.
 
ACT Prep is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays with two courses this semester: September 26-October 19, 2016 and October 24-November 16, 2016.
 
Each will take place from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for four weeks at the Learning Resource Center and will include one Saturday writing session from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost of the full SAT Prep or ACT Prep course is $440.
 

Study Skills


Both high school and middle school students will have the opportunity to join grade-appropriate study skills courses that will provide motivational strategies and study techniques, enabling them to become more effective learners. Study Habits of Successful Students for grades 6-8 will take place on Mondays during September 26-October 24, 2016, while Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning for grades 9-12 will take place on Mondays during October 31-December 5, 2016. Both courses will are scheduled for five weeks from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost for each is $145.
 

One-to-One Tutoring


In addition to the programs mentioned, LRC offers year-round one-to-one tutoring throughout Polk County for students of all levels. Highly-qualified teachers will provide each student with customized, academic opportunities designed to meet the student’s individual learning style.
 

Financial Assistance


Thanks to United Way of Central Florida, LRC is able to offer a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available for families with documented financial need for any of these programs. For questions, please call the Learning Resource Center at 863-688-9477. To enroll in any of these courses, click the program link above or call LRC.
 

LRC Rolls Out Summer 2016 Programs for All Grades

The Learning Resource Center is offering summer enrichment programs for the 2016 season for kindergarten through high school grade levels. Scroll down to find the level you’re seeking below.
 
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Kindergarten


Rising and repeating kindergartners can gain the skills necessary for school at LRC’s
Camp READY! featuring multi-sensory learning experiences in a fun, engaging format at ten locations throughout Polk County. On average, Camp READY! students who attend the full program demonstrate learning gains of seven months in vocabulary development. Camp READY! dates are June 13-July 29, 2016. Each camp will take place Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for four weeks except for Poinciana and Ft. Meade camps, which will take place Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Dates vary by location. The cost is $25 for the entire month.
 

Elementary


Students entering 1st- 5th grade are invited to PEP Summer Camps in Winter Haven. A collaboration between LRC, Polk County Public Schools and the Winter Haven Public Education Partnership, this enrichment program will offer students three week-long camps at the PEP Center or Inwood Elementary. Camps will focus on science, sports and art & music with math and reading components and will take place from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday on June 13-30, 2016. The cost is $25 per week.
 
Students who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade are encouraged to attend Super Summer Success, an enrichment program that helps students maintain their mental momentum through the summer with a fun and active approach to reading, writing and math. Super Summer Success will take place June 20-July 14, 2016 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at South McKeel Academy in Lakeland. The full cost is $395.
 

Middle School


Middle school students may consider Study Habits of Successful Students for motivational strategies and study techniques to become a more effective learner. Lessons will include: Get Motivated, Listen Up and Take Notes, Set Goals to Achieve, Read Actively, Manage Your Time, Become Test-Wise. This study skills course will take place July 11-15 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost is $145.
 

High School


High school students can “get the competitive edge” with College Success Planning. Students enrolled in this course will learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to gain the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. College Success Planning will take place July 11-15 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost is $145.
 
High School students will benefit from LRC’s ACT and SAT summer test preparation courses. Preparation courses are designed to build confident, successful students, helping them achieve their best possible score through problem-solving strategies tailored towards each test. The ACT Summer Preparation Course will take place July 18-22, 2016 at the Learning Resource Center, while the SAT Summer Preparation Course will take place July 25-29, 2016 at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost of each full course is $440.
 

Scholarships & Registration


Scholarships for any of these programs are available to families with a documented financial need. Please do not hesitate to enroll in any of the courses, as many of them are small-group settings and fill up quickly. To register, please click on the program link above or call 863-688-9477.
 
 

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Now Enrolling: Elementary Summer Programs
Get Ready at Camp READY!
Now Enrolling: Camp READY! Summer 2016
 

Prep for the New SAT with LRC

The next SAT will take place on May 7, and the deadline to register for this exam without a fee is April 8. Those of you who are registered or plan to register, are you prepared for it? Do you feel comfortable with the new SAT format? Do you think your score will reflect your maximum learning potential?
 
Answer “yes” to all of these questions after taking LRC’s SAT Prep.
 
The course will begin on Tuesday, April 12 and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four consecutive weeks, through Thursday, May 5 at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. In addition to the four Tuesday and Thursday sessions, the course will also include one Saturday session.
 
Find more details in the graphic below.
 
sat test prep
 

Reserve your place by registering today!


 

Tackle the New SAT with LRC Test Prep

The new SAT will begin on March 5, 2016. Are you ready to ace it?
 
Tackle the exam with our SAT Preparation course, which has been updated to match the new test.
 
First, take a look at what the test will include and what changes you should expect.
 
The new SAT will include four parts (reading, writing and language, math, and the optional SAT Essay), have a 400-1600 score scale, last 3 hours and 50 minutes with the SAT Essay (or 3 hours without) and contain 4 answer choices. Different from past tests, the updated test will better reflect what students are learning in class as well as will not include SAT vocabulary, not penalize for guessing, focus on math that matters most and allow the essay as optional.
 
While the new SAT will be more focused, clear, and useful, we encourage students not to take it lightly and to thoroughly prepare for the exam.
 
To ensure that you are prepared, register today for the next SAT Preparation session, beginning February 9 at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland.
 
February 9-March 3, 2016

Math: February 9, 16, 23, & March 1
Critical Reading: February 11, 18, 25 & March 3
Essay Writing: February 20
SAT Date: March 5

 
This course will provide small classes with highly trained teachers, problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT questions, practice taking SAT tests, emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Registration is open, so don’t delay. The cost of the full course is $440, which includes all subjects. The cost for one subject is $195. The cost of just the one-day writing course online is $65. Fee reduction is also available based on family income. Call us at 863-688-9477 to learn more about our sliding fee scale. Register for SAT Prep today.
 
 
The Learning Resource Center of Polk County Inc. offers SAT preparation courses throughout the year, and will continue to offer the most up-to-date information and strategies to help students achieve their best score on the test. For more on LRC’s SAT Preparation, please visit LRCPolk.com, and inquire about the Sliding Fee Scale.
 
 
Related posts:

2016 ACT & SAT Dates- All In One Place

What to Expect with the New SAT

2016 ACT & SAT Dates- All In One Place

Make sure you’re prepared for the ACT and/or SAT. We’ve listed the 2016 dates and deadlines all in one place to make it easier. Scroll below to find the test date that works best for you.
 
Click here for 2017 ACT & SAT Dates
 

ACT

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
February 6 January 8 January 9-15
April 9 March 4 March 5-18
June 11 May 6 May 7-20
September 10 August 5 August 6-19
October 22 September 16 September 17-30
December 10 November 4 November 5-18

Make sure you’re prepared for the exam you choose with ACT Preparation.
ACTstudent.org
 

SAT

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Mail Deadline Late Phone/Online Deadline
January 23 December 28 January 12 January 12
March 5 February 5 February 19 February 23
May 7 April 8 April 22 April 26
June 4 May 5 (mail) May 11 (phone/online) May 20 May 25
October 1 September 1 September 13 September 20
November 5 October 7 October 18 October 25
December 3 November 3 November 15 November 20
January 21 December 21 January 3 January 10

Ensure that you’re ready to take the exam of your choice with SAT Preparation.
 
Find out what to expect with the new SAT, which begins March 5, 2016.
SAT.collegeboard.org

Plan Ahead with LRC’s Schedule of 2016 Programs

The new year will soon be upon us! Take a look at the upcoming courses and dates we have planned for 2016, and get ahead by reserving your spot in attendance.
 
You’ll find One-to-One Tutoring in a variety of subjects, test preparation, study skills, and college success planning below. Join us in 2016 in a program that fits your needs or the needs of your child.
 

One-to-One Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring is designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs based upon his/her learning styles and ability levels. Tutoring Services include: One-to-one instruction with a highly qualified teacher; multi-sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles; improvement of student’s academic achievement; enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success; flexible schedules and locations; fee reduction based on family income.
 
LRC offers a wide variety of programs and services for individualized instruction including
(but not limited to):
 
Elementary:

• Reading
• Language Arts
• Math
• Spelling and Phonics
• Written Language and Handwriting
• Achievement Test Preparation

 
Middle and High School:

• English and Intensive Reading
• Math – Basic Math through Calculus
• Foreign Languages
• Science – Basic Sciences through Physics
• Social Studies/ History
• Study Skills
• Academic Test Preparation (i.e., EOC)
• Test Prep for ACT and SAT

 
Who: Students K-Adult
 
When: Year-round
 
Where: Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, tutor’s home, etc.
 
Cost: Fee reduction based on family income
 
Register: CHILD ENROLLMENT FORMS ADULT ENROLLMENT FORMS
 

ACT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions; practice taking ACT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 5:30-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks (with the exception of school holidays); Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Note: January’s course will take place on Tuesdays (Math/Science) and Thursdays (English/Reading).


 
January 5-January 28
Math/Science: Tuesdays;January 5, 12, 19 & 26
English/Reading: Thursdays;January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Writing: January 16
ACT date: February 6
 
February 29-March 30
Math/Science: February 29, March 7, 14 & 28
English/Reading: March 2, 9, 16 & 30
Writing: March 12
ACT date: April 9
 
May 2-May 25
Math/Science: May 2, 9, 16 & 23
English/Reading: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
Writing: May 21
ACT date: June 11
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
 
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or $195 for Math/Science; $195 for English/Reading; $65 for Writing (includes ACT book)
 
*Ask about our sliding fees
 

SAT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT questions; practice taking SAT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks; Saturday, Essay Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
February 9-March 3
Math: February 9, 16, 23, & March 1
Critical Reading: February 11, 18, 25 & March 3
Essay Writing: February 20
SAT date: March 5
 
April 12-May 5
Math: 12, 19, 26 & May 3
Critical Reading: April 14, 21, 28 & May 5
Essay Writing: April 23
SAT date: May 7
 
May 10-June 2
Math: May 10, 17, 24 & 31
Critical Reading: May 12, 19, 26 & June 2
Essay Writing: May 21
SAT date: June 4
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: 440.00* for three courses or $195 for Math; $195 for Critical Reading; $65 for Writing (includes SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Study Habits of Successful Students

Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:

Get Motivated
Listen Up and Take Notes!
Set Goals to Achieve
Read Actively
Manage Your Time
Become Test-Wise

 
Who: Students in grades 6-8
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

February 1
February 8
February 22
February 29
March 7

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning

College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:
Building Memory and Test-Taking Skills
Planning for Success
Reading and Note-Taking with a Purpose
Making Successful Transitions
Time Management
…And Other Essential Study Skills
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

March 14
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income
 
 
Stay tuned for more information on our elementary summer programs, Camp READY! and Super Summer Success, as well as all fall and winter dates for 2016.
 

Prepare for College Success This Fall with the Learning Resource Center

It’s time to get the “competitive edge” with college success planning and the Learning Resource Center this fall semester. High school students in grades 9-12 should consider this course to not only gain the skills needed for college, but to ensure that they are well-equipped for the next major step of their lives.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides participants with study skills and motivational strategies preparing them to become more effective learners before advancing to college.
 
Students who attend will learn and practice time-tested, effective and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for college. The course provides small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students develop the study habits of successful students.
 
This course also offers added benefits of quality instruction from certified instructors and personalized Learning Styles Inventories to help each student succeed.
 
The topics that will be covered include: test-taking, building memory, reading and note-taking with a purpose, time management, and successful transitions in addition to other crucial study skills. All of these skills are not only essential for college, but are both useful before and after college, as well.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning will take place over five consecutive Mondays, beginning November 2, 2015 and ending on December 7, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center located at 1628 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The cost of the program is $145.00. Be sure to ask about our sliding fee scales based on gross family income.
 

Registration

Register online or call LRC at 863-688-9477. One of the many benefits of this course is the small class size, so don’t hesitate to reserve your place to start your journey to success!