ACT Math and Science Preparation

  • Name:

    ACT Math & Science Preparation (CLCR235)

  • Department:

    College Preparation & Career

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


ACT Math and Science Preparation


ACT Math and Science is designed to prepare the student to do well on the ACT exam. The course will familiarize the student with the format of the math and science sections of the ACT and will teach the student testing techniques and strategies. The course will also include a comprehensive review of basic mathematics, algebra, geometry, statistics, and other math concepts needed for success on the ACT as well as all of the science topics covered on the ACT. This class is taught by NSA faculty but also extensively uses an outside online source so students can customize their practice and review, according to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Students will take several full length ACT exams for practice throughout the course.

Special Notes:

Students must have access to a TI-83 or TI-84 or other ACT approved graphing calculator.

The course covers a few in depth topics from geometry and Algebra 2. If you have not previously taken those courses, please be aware that there may be a few days in the course where you will need to put in some extra time to first learn the new concepts. Resources will be provided to help you with this.


Do your future plans include college? Are you hoping to gain scholarship moneys to help pay for your higher education goals? Did you know that many schools and scholarship committees use the ACT and/or the SAT exams, among other factors, to rank applicants? Are you seeking to boost your ACT Math and Science scores so that you can achieve the best ranking possible? If you are seeking a more structured form of practice to achieve these goals, then NorthStar’s ACT Math and Science course is the class for you. In this course we will review all of the mathematical topics covered on the ACT Math and Science exams. You will learn the best ways to approach the different types of scientific passages and questions that appear in the science section of the exam. You will be exposed to topic specific practice for the math exam and will be given the opportunity to practice using multiple full length practice ACT math and science exams all under the guidance of a helpful, caring, and certified math teacher.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

This course is great!


I got a 30 on my first try on the ACT after taking this class.


I just took the June ACT test, and from my last score (before this class) to the most recent one, my ACT Mathematics section bumped up 4 points, and my science bumped up 3 points. This is not really an "I Need Help" post, but more so a praise post! I hope to keep it up! My goal is to get a 26 on the ACT, so I still need to do some more work. But I am thankful for this class!

Hannah B.
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