Preparatory classes provide subject review and practice testing to help area high school juniors and seniors become better prepared for the SAT.
Each fall and winter, Assistance League offers SAT Review Courses for high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in Benton County Schools. The course helps students to become familiar with the SAT and develop strategies for success. Classes are offered in both math and verbal testing techniques. Teachers with experience in SAT preparation provide the instruction. Four class sessions focus on math and verbal instruction; the fifth session includes a practice test; the sixth and last session is devoted to returning the practice test and giving students feedback. Note that the test session runs approximately 45 minutes longer than the other classes.
The classes will be held for six weeks, from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings, or Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Cheldelin Middle School, 987 NE Conifer Boulevard in Corvallis.
Students may ONLY attend the session in which
they are registered.
The registration fee of $45.00 covers instruction, study guide, and snacks during breaks. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact your school counselor for more information.
Registrations are only accepted by mail.
Registration is accepted in order of postmark date, so timely registration is encouraged. No telephone reservations are accepted. A total of 60 spaces are available per session. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
SAT Review Class registration is now closed!
Tuesday Evening Sessions
are January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21 (practice test begins at 6:30, please arrive early to check in), and 28 (review sample test results) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning Sessions
are January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25 (practice test begins at 9:00, please arrive early to check in); and March 4 (review sample tests results) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Instruction is divided between Math and Verbal Skills. All classes are taught by certified teachers who are experienced in SAT preparation.
*Note that the test session runs approximately 45 minutes longer than the other classes.
Information and registration forms will be available through this website and through the counseling offices at each school.
Checks should be made out to ASSISTANCE LEAGUE of CORVALLIS. Registration is accepted in order of postmark date. Early registration is encouraged. Classes may be filled before the given registration deadline.
To register, please download the Registration Form (in PDF format) using the link below when it is available. Print out the form, fill it out, and mail it to the Assistance League of Corvallis at address below.
Assistance League of Corvallis, Attn: SAT Registrar
547 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
For questions, please use the form on the Contact Page.
Due to administration costs, we do not issue refunds. Contact your school counselor for an application to take the actual SAT.
FAQs about the SAT Review Classes
- Q: Who may attend the classes?A: Juniors and seniors who attend Benton County high schools or who live in Benton County may attend.
- Q: How can I be assured of a space in the SAT classes?A: Mail your registration form and a check for $45 to Assistance League® promptly after registration begins. You can find the registration form on our website at www.alcorvallis.org during open registration.You may also receive a form from your school counselor. We do not accept reservations by phone.
- Q: How will I know whether I’m accepted in the class?A: You will receive a letter confirming your registration.
- Q: What does the $45 cover?A: The fee covers salaries for classroom instructors, the official SAT review guide for each student, a scored practice test and refreshments.
- Q: Is anyone given preferential admission to the classes?A: Admission is determined by the postmarked date on your application envelope.
- Q: When are the classes held?A: Students may choose either Saturday morning sessions (9:00-11:30) or Tuesday evening sessions (7:00-9:30).
- Q: How long is each session?A: Participants spend seventy minutes with each teacher each session. A ten-minute refreshment break separates the two sessions.
- Q: What size are the classes?A: Approximately 35 students are assigned per classroom totalling 70 students per session.
- Q: If I cannot attend, may I get a refund?A: Refunds are not offered.
- Q: May I switch back and forth between Saturday and Tuesday class sessions?A: In general, no. Classroom size is limited. If, however, you are unable to attend a session due to an unavoidable conflict, a student may attend the other day for that week.
- Q: How do I apply for the actual SAT?A: Contact your school counselor.
- Q: What is Assistance League of Corvallis?A: Assistance League of Corvallis is a philanthropic organization dedicated to lending a hand to children in Benton County. ALC provides clothing and hygiene kits to school-aged children through Operation School Bell; SAT review classes; dental education to Benton County sixth graders; teddy bears for children in traumatic situations; and clothing to emergency department patients when needed. Volunteer members provide all services.Participating SchoolsAlsea High SchoolMonroe High SchoolPhilomath High SchoolCorvallis High SchoolCrescent Valley High SchoolSantiam Christian School
“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my sons for the SAT preparation course which you sponsor each year. My sons are seniors at Santiam Christian this year and took your review course in the spring of this year. Prior to taking your course, they took the SAT for the first time. Their scores were not what we had hoped so they took your course looking to improve. The teachers were excellent and even though it was like going to school on Saturday, my sons didn’t complain (much) because the teachers made it fun. They would come home with stories of donuts and fun ways the teachers made learning interesting. The study book you gave out was amazing and I have already passed it on to their cousin. One son’s score on reading and math the first time he took the test in January was combined 1170 and after your review course in May, he scored 1310. This score will put him in the top bracket for scholarships and will make a significant difference in his college costs. It also made him feel successful as a student and built his confidence. Thank you again for the time and effort it takes to put this review course together, I think it is a very worthwhile cause. The students appreciate it and of course as a parent, I am thrilled with the results.”~Parent of Santiam Christian High School student