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Marcia Spector, Executive Director - Seeds of Health, Inc.
Stephanie Sherman, Media Contact
MILWAUKEE (March 22, 2018) – Seeds of Health is proud to announce the implementation of “The Princeton Review” ACT preparation program at three of its high schools.
Seeds of Health received a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to fully fund the ACT preparation program at three of its high schools. Over the summer, English and Math teachers were trained on the program so it could be woven into the 11thgrade curriculum starting this past fall. This course is taught one day each week during the regular school day, and students are also given logins to an online portal where they access learning tools to prepare for the test.
Students participated in all-school practice tests prior to the statewide ACT test that took place Feb. 27. Teachers were able to receive results from the practice tests and identify areas where additional assistance and practice was needed, ultimately making students better prepared for the real ACT test that counts.
“We are so grateful to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation,” said Jodi Weber, Assistant Executive Director – Seeds of Health, Inc. “Because of its generous grant, we are able to implement programs like these at our schools and make sure all of our students are afforded the same opportunities as everyone else.”
Additionally, as part of the ACT preparation program, 10th grade students also participate in a practice ACT test to allow teachers to create a benchmark, pinpoint where skills currently are, and help identify ways to improve them for the following year.
Founded in 1983, Seeds of Health, Inc. is the only K-12 charter school agency in the state of Wisconsin serving approximately 1,300 students in four high schools and a K-8 elementary program. The five individual and unique education programs serve a broad range of student needs – from at-risk to the college bound. Seeds of Health is Milwaukee’s innovative “home grown” answer to imaginative, collaborative and cutting-edge education options, with the vision to positively impact the growth and development of urban children. For more information, please visit www.seedsofhealth.org.