The Needs Are Great and the Stakes Are High. Huntington Can Help.
At Huntington, our mission is to give every student the best education possible. That’s why, since 2002, we’ve been an official provider of Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in over 135 school districts, offering free tutoring to students. Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), every student is guaranteed a free appropriate public education (FAPE). We partner with families, schools, and educational specialists to continue our mission to give every student the best education possible.
Federal funding entitlement grants are available to help eligible schools and districts provide additional learning opportunities and academic support to their students. Huntington’s individualized tutoring and test prep programs are aligned with these funding programs. In addition, individual states have education laws and policies that allow for educational options. We work with districts at state and federal levels to provide in-center and in-school tutoring and test prep services.
In-School Test Prep
Huntington partners with districts, schools, and non-profit organizations to provide in-school test prep services. Our In-school Test Prep service consists of our offering an ACT or SAT course in a school or other facility. The course is funded by the school or other organization (such as a PTA) or, in some cases, the students pay for their own instruction.
The course is completely customizable, based on school and student requirements. For example, course length varies, but typically is at least 18 hours in duration. Because the ACT has four subjects, the minimum duration is 28 hours. Class size also depends on the needs of the school and students, but the student-teacher ratio typically is at most 10-1. Similarly, the duration of each class can vary, but two or three hours per session is typical.
With all courses, we offer full-length proctored exams to provide students with practical experience taking the exams. Each exam is approximately four hours in length.
We offer an optional online component to supplement our courses, called Huntington Online Prep. It is video-based instruction and is a terrific supplement to the in-school instructional experience. It is a comprehensive online program that enables students to study at their leisure wherever they can access the internet. It includes all subject areas, as well as full-length exams.
If you or your school wishes to consider our In-school Test Prep, please call us at 1-800-CAN-LEARN to request a consultation. We will follow up with a written proposal for your consideration.
Supplemental Educational Services
Since 2002, we have been an official provider under the No Child Left Behind Act, servicing thousands of students in school districts nationwide.
Federal funding and entitlement grants are available to help eligible schools and districts provide additional learning opportunities and academic support to their students. Huntington’s individualized tutoring programs are aligned with these funding programs.
We’ve Passed the Test
You can be proud to have Huntington’s tutoring and test prep programs in your school because we’ve "passed the test." Each state creates an application and establishes criteria for approving providers. At a minimum, states must require an approved provider to demonstrate that it:
- Has a proven track record of raising student achievement in academic subjects, such as reading and math.
- Offers high-quality, research-based instruction focused on improving student academic achievement.
- Offers services that are inline with state standards.
- Is financially sound.
- Complies with Federal, state, and local health, safety, and civil rights laws.
Huntington teachers and staff adhere to the highest standards in the conduct of our programs and services outlined in our Code of Ethics. We pride ourselves on professionalism, confidentiality, and honesty.
Huntington Excels in Improving Reading
The Chicago Public Schools conducted a study of SES tutoring programs during 2006-2007 in which Huntington was demonstrated to excel in improving reading. The study was authored by Curtis Jones, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst of the Office of Extended Learning Opportunities of the Chicago Public Schools.
In Chicago, Supplemental Educational Services (SES) instruction was provided under the No Child Left Behind Act to low-income students who attended schools that were identified as "in need of improvement" for three consecutive years. The report examined the impact of the overall program on the achievement of elementary school students. The outcomes used to determine the impact of the SES program were Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) reading and math achievement gains.
The study says: "In reading, students in the Huntington Learning program demonstrated significantly greater achievement gains than students eligible for SES that did not participate… Further, the size of the impact on the reading achievement gains were analyzed. Based on the difference in actual and expected reading achievement gains, Huntington Learning demonstrated large impact on the reading achievement gains of participants."
Huntington is approved in California, Iowa, and Washington to offer Supplemental Educational Services. For further information, call us at 1-800-CAN-LEARN.
Huntington can partner with districts and schools to provide state-funded tutoring or test-prep programs. Our individualized programs are aligned with these funding programs and designed to identify and focus on each student’s specific academic needs.
Florida’s McKay Scholarship Program
Select Huntington Learning Centers in Florida offer the McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities.
The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, originally created in 1999, provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12 students who are documented as having an intellectual disability; a speech or language impairment; a hearing impairment, including deafness; a visual impairment, including blindness; a dual sensory impairment; an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability, including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or developmental aphasia; a traumatic brain injury; a developmental delay; or autism spectrum disorder. Florida’s school choice program offers school choice for the best educational setting, be it public or private, for a student.
Please contact 1-800-CAN-LEARN to see if a center near you offers this scholarship program.