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  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Le
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Preparing Students for College

My students need SAT, ACT and AP exam preparation books to raise their scores for college admission.

My Students

It's hard to get into college these days. A major obstacle that my students face is getting enough practice and exposure to test prep to raise their scores to look competitive on college applications.

The majority of my students are in 11th grade - the grade when they really need to start thinking and preparing for college.

Nearly all my students are low income and qualify for free and reduced lunches and cannot afford to buy several test prep books. Most of them will be first generation college students. In past years, the majority of students at my school attend local public colleges. Few of them are accepted into Tier I schools or Ivy Leagues, based on several factors with exam scores being one of them. My students attend an inner city public school that has limited resources for the students it serves.

My Project

By having a classroom library of ACT, SAT and AP exam books, students will have access to test preparation materials. Most of my students are not aware of the disadvantage they are in - lack of expensive test prep tutoring and exam books. Since many of them do not have family members who attended college, my students do not realize the extensive studying they must do to be successful on these tests that affect their college admissions. With this classroom library of college resources, my 11th graders will have a constant reminder that they need to begin studying in their junior year to do well on these exams and not wait last minute when they are seniors.

By donating to this project, you give students access and a better chance to be admitted into a college of their choice.

Most students in inner city schools have low expectations of their own scores, and by helping students prepare for exams, they will build their self-confidence and aim higher.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Real ACT Prep Guide • AKJ Books $22.90 2 $45.80
Barron''s SAT Subject Test in U.S History 2009 • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Barron''s SAT Subject Test Math Level 1 • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
Barron''s SAT • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
Picture These SAT Words in a Flash Philip Geer • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
The SAT Word Slam • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Barron''s Grammar Workbook for the SAT, ACT and More • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
411 Sat Writing Questions And Essay Prompts • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Barron''s SAT Flash Cards, 2nd Edition • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Barron''s SAT Subject Test Chemistry • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
Barron''s SAT Subject Test : Biology E/M with CD-ROM, 3rd Edition • AKJ Books $22.49 1 $22.49
Critical Reading Workbook for the SAT Sharon Weiner Green, M • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Barron''s SAT • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Barron''s SAT 2400: Aiming for the Perfect Score Linda Carnev • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
Barron''s SAT II Subject Test 2007 • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Barron''s SAT Subject Test World History • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
1,296 Act Practice Questions • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Barron''s AP Physics B • AKJ Books $22.19 1 $22.19
Barron''s AP Calculus, 11th Edition [Paperback • AKJ Books $14.05 2 $28.10

Materials cost

$329.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$400.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.59

Total project goal

$470.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.59

13 Donors

-$235.29

Donations toward project cost

-$200.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.29

match offer

-$235.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Wasserman Foundation and 13 other donors.

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