Accelerate’s SAT Program

Accelerate Academy is renowned for its SAT program, helping high school juniors and seniors optimize their standardized test scores over the last seven years. The program is designed and entirely instructed by Northwestern alumnus Andrew Liu, who has dedicated his time and effort to running the academy full-time. An economics and mathematics major, Andrew believes that the flawed educational system has undermined the academic development of the American youth. His objective is to provide every single one of his students the opportunity to maximize his or her academic potential.

The SAT improvements made under Andrew’s instruction are unparalleled in the test preparation industry. Of a sample size of 827 over the past 7 years, Accelerate students have improved their scores by an astounding average of 453.2 points on the 2400-point SAT scale; this indiscriminate statistic does not exclude any students, including those who started with already-high SAT scores (2100+). 75% of students here improved their scores by over 305 points; 25% of students increased their scores by 560 points.

Accelerate Academy 2400-Point SAT Statistics:
Sample Size = 827
Average = 453.1746
Standard Deviation = 187.8832
Quartile 1 = 305
Quartile 3 = 560
Average Mathematics Increase = 141.6931
Average Critical Reading Increase = 127.2487
Average Writing Increase = 184.2328

Beginning the Summer semester of 2015, Accelerate Academy has offered a year-round SAT course specifically geared towards preparing high school students for the new SAT. As with the curriculum of the 2400-point SAT, the new SAT course is designed and taught entirely by Andrew Liu, who will provide students with the framework and guidance to excel on the newly-designed standardized exam. The course will address all the changes of the new exam and will incorporate first-hand material created by Andrew that goes far beyond the material found in any test-preparation practice book.

As with most of our programs, Accelerate’s SAT course is conducted the entire year. Summer courses typically run Mondays to Fridays from July to August for 7 weeks, while Fall and Spring courses run on Saturdays from September to June. Students are welcome to join the course during the Fall and Spring semesters at any point during the year, provided that seats are available. However, students must be enrolled prior to the start of the Summer semester.

Starting in September 2016, Accelerate will also hold an SAT Intensive Course for students who have completed Andrew’s lecture-driven course. This course consists solely of taking full diagnostic exams and reviewing the completed exams with Andrew. Students generally enroll in the Intensive Course at least 4 weeks prior to their test date for the SAT. Please contact administration if you have any further questions about Accelerate’s SAT course.