The Higher Achievement Program (HAP) at SCA is an immersive program targeted at preparing girls entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). Over the course of the program, students will be exposed to the testing format, test-taking strategies, and area-specific content in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Additionally, students will also be introduced to the high school environment, SCA’s STEM Lab and Robotics program, and a variety of sports.
What sets HAP apart from other summer prep programs is its holistic benefit. Students will enter the program and be assessed on their skills in a diagnostic exam. Before the end of the program, students will be retested to measure their growth in each area. Students will also be given recommendations for continued preparation for the TACHS and in the academic school year.