Manhattan Hunter Science High School
A-List has been working with Manhattan Hunter Science High School, a public school in NYC, since 2012. We have trained their teachers how to integrate SAT/ACT skills and use A-List materials in their classrooms. In addition, A-List teachers have conducted ACT/SAT prep classes every semester during the school year.
By using our online assessment portal to give and score practice tests; access slides, lesson plans, and quizzes; and track student progress over time. In 2017, 97% of their students meet the SAT ELA benchmark, 89% of their students meet the SAT Math benchmark, and 95% of their students are above the district mean. Because of these results, over 92% of their students can enroll at CUNY without taking remedial classes.
In 2018, MHSHS’ school mean was 1211 while the district/state mean was 962. Performing well on the SAT provides these students with the opportunity to earn a full scholarship to Hunter College, through a separate private funding partnership. More than 75% of MHSHS students now qualify for a full ride to Hunter—the highest percentage of qualifying students in the school’s history.
Dr. James M.
…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores.
A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers.
This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career.