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 ten 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 course addresses all the nuances of the exam and incorporates first-hand material created by Andrew that goes far beyond the material found in any test-preparation practice book.

The SAT improvements made under Andrew’s instruction are unparalleled in the test preparation industry. Of a sample size of 827 from 2010 to 2016, 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 at least 560 points.

Accelerate Academy 2400-Point SAT Score Improvement (2010 – 2016):

Sample Size827
Average453.1746
Standard Deviation187.8832
Quartile 1305
Quartile 3560
Average Mathematics Increase141.6931
Average Critical Reading Increase127.2487
Average Writing Increase184.2328

As for the 1600-point SAT, Andrew’s students have performed just as exceptionally, with an average improvement of 312.4 points as of January 2021. 75% of students here improved their scores by over 240 points; 25% of students increased their scores by at least 370 points.

Accelerate Academy 1600-Point SAT Score Improvement (2016 – today):

Sample Size728
Average312.3901
Standard Deviation100.9149
Quartile 1240
Quartile 3370
Average Mathematics Increase154.3406
Average Reading/Writing Increase158.0485
Statistics updated: January 1, 2021

Accelerate Academy offers a year-round SAT course specifically geared towards preparing high school students for the new SAT. 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.

Accelerate also offers an SAT Intensive Course for students who have completed Andrew’s lecture-driven course. Intensive sessions consist of solely 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.