Application Form, Program Schedules and Fees

2020-2021 Schedule of Courses

Classes are held on Saturdays in two 16-week sessions during the school year.
Starting dates for each term
Fall Session (09/12/2020-01/23/2021) 1st Term September 12, 2020
2nd Term November 14, 2020
Spring Session (02/06/2021-06/05/2021) 1st Term February 1, 2021
2nd Term April 10, 2021
Class times
Morning Class 9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Class 1:00PM – 4:00pm

Locations
65 Harrison Ave., FL 6. Boston, MA 02111
1106 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Online

Saturday Courses List & Tuition

 

For students in Grades 1 – 5

English and Math (3 hours) $760 per 16-week session; book & material fee $100
$420; book & material fee $50
Elementary School Writing Workshop $900 per 16-week session (book fee $100); $450 per 8-week term (book fee $50)
*Book and material fee is discounted to $160 for full-year signups

For students in Grades 6 – 8

English and Math (3 hours) $820 per 16-week term; book fee $100
$420 per 8-week session; book fee $50
*Book and material fee is discounted to $160 for full-year signups
Middle Level ISEE Test Prep(Grades 5-6) $960 per 16-week session (book fee $100); $500 per 8-week term (book fee $50)
Upper Level ISEE/SSAT Test Prep(Grades 7-8) $980 per 16-week session (book fee $100); $500 per 8-week term (book fee $50)
Middle School Writing Workshop $940 per 16-week session (book fee $100); $470 per 8-week term (book fee $50)
Middle School Public Speaking and Presentation $840 per 16-week session (book fee $100); $420 per 8-week term (book fee $50)
Science: STEM (Grade 7+) $840 per 16-week session (book fee $100); $420 per 8-week term (book fee $50)

For students in Grades 9 – 12

SAT Test Prep (Grades 10-12) $850 per 9-week session; material, book & online practice fee $150
High School Math $520 per 8-week session; material & book fee $50
High School Writing $490 per 8-week session; material & book fee $50
High School Public Speaking and Presentation $450 per 8-week term; book fee $50

For students in Grades 10-11

College Comprehensive Counseling  Please call 617-730-3705 for an appointment

For students in Grade 12

College Application & Essay Writing Class $960 per 8-week session; book fee $50

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Application Fee: $30 | Book fee: Fall: $100 | Spring: $100 | Full year: $160 (Discounted)
  • Complete the Application Form (Download) and email it to us. We will get in touch with you within one business day.

Download Summer Application Form

Classes are held Monday to Friday in two 3-week sessions.
Session 1
June 29 – July 16, 2021, no class on July 5
Session 2
July 28 – August 13, 2021
Morning Class 9:00 am —12:00 pm
Afternoon Class 2:00 pm— 5:00 pm
Full-day Program 9:00 am — 5:00 pm (Drop off starts at 8:30 am and pick up by 5:30 pm)

Summer Session locations
Brookline: 50 Sewall Ave., Brookline, MA 02446
Brookline: 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446
Chinatown: 65 Harrison Ave., FL 6. Boston, MA 02111
Comm Ave (Main Office): 1106 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Summer Courses List & Tuition Fees (book fee not included)

Limited availability, reserve a spot now with $50 deposit and $30 application fee for new student!
Coding Class (Grades 3-11)
A+ English & Math (Grades 1-5) Online: $580

In Person: $600

by week: $250

by Subject: $390

A+ English & Math (Grades 6-8) Online: $590

In Person: $610

by week: $265

by Subject: $390

ISEE Prep (Lower: Grade 4, Middle: Grades 5-6, Upper: Grades 7-8) Lower, Middle Online: $630

Lower, Middle In Person: $650

by week: $300

by Subject: $420

Upper Online: $660

Upper In Person: $680

by week: $320

by Subject: $420

SSAT Prep (Upper: Grades 7-8) Online: $660

In Person: $680

by week: $320

by Subject: $420

PSAT Prep
New SAT Prep  (Grades 8-11) Online: $900

In Person: $950

Middle School Writing Workshop (Grades 5-8) Online: $620

In Person: $640

High School Writing Workshop (Grades 8-11) Online: $660

In Person: $680

Middle School Public Speaking Workshop (Grades 5-8) Online: $620

In Person: $640

High School Public Speaking Workshop (Grades 8-11) Online: $660

In Person: $680

High School Math (Grades 8-11) Online: $680

In Person: $720

College Boot Camp (Grades 10-11) $1600
AP Calculus (Grades 10-11) Online: $700

In Person: $740

AP Chemistry(Grades 10-11) Online: $700

In Person: $740

AP Physics (Grades 10-11) Online: $700

In Person: $740

AP Biology (Grades 10-11) Online: $700

In Person: $740

A+ TOEFL Test Preparation (all Grades)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Complete the Application Form and email it to us (aplusinfo@ascenglish.com). We will get in touch with you shortly.
  • Application fee $30 for new students, and it will be waived when five students or more apply at once.
  • Book fee will be charged separately.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Download Volunteer Application Form

Classes are held in 3-week sessions before each test date.
$590 per 3-week session
Class Dates SAT Date
Session 1  February 19 – March 7, 2019 March 9, 2019
Session 2 April 16 – May 2, 2019 May 4, 2019
Class Time
Tuesdays, Thursdays 6 – 9pm

Location:
1106 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02215

Download Application
for New Students
  Download Application
for Continuing Students

Complete the application form and email it to us. We will get in touch with you within one business day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

After assessment and placement, students work closely in the fields of Math and English.  A+ English classes focus on active reading and writing skills. Active Reading is instrumental in helping students understand ALL TYPES of written work, from English novels to scientific articles. Active reading and writing challenges students to:

  • Critically engage with the texts they read.
  • Ask incisive questions to demonstrate comprehension.
  • Deeply probe the theme, tone and style of texts.
  • Effectively communicate their ideas in a clear and thoughtful way.
  • Compose and revise well-structured, organized and eloquent essays.

 

In Math class, our rigorous mathematics curriculum covers everything from basic skills to advanced mathematical concepts and how to apply them to the real world beyond the classroom. A+ Math emphasizes:

  • Inspiring advanced thinking by working with challenging course materials.
  • Mastering and solving complex word problems.
  • Practicing effective test-taking strategies for improved grades.
  • Reinforcing math skills through an assessment battery of homework, quizzes and a final exam.

ASC teachers are all highly-trained professionals who specialize in their field. 

Our teachers have graduated from many of the top schools around the nation, including Ivy League schools such as Harvard University, Brown University, and Columbia University. All are state-certified and many teach in Boston Public Schools. We even employ instructors with backgrounds in special needs education as well as in English as a Second Language.

We have 10-15 students per class. 

Teachers use a variety of teaching methodologies to present our curriculum to a wide group of students.  

By working with a smaller group of students, teachers can pay attention to smaller details (errors and successes) that larger public room classes cannot take the time to discuss.  In effect, students return to the regular classroom with added training, confidence, and strength in the related fields of academia. Teachers also communicate with our staff members regularly regarding student progress. If a student is excelling, the student will be given more advanced work and maybe recommended to move to a higher level and if a student is struggling with the concepts, teachers will provide additional materials to students to reinforce concepts and work closely with them to ensure that the student is understanding the material.

ASC Boston has developed its very own English reading and writing curriculum using consultants from both the private and public education industries in order to maximize teaching efficiency and to avoid learning redundancy. We are proud to announce the introduction of Singapore Math into our 2012-2013 mathematics curriculum.

We have offices in Boston near Brookline and Downtown. 

We also offer online learning options.

The tuition fees depend from class to class. A list of the tuition fees can be found here.

Classes during the school year are divided by grade level but depending on the results of the placement test, the student may be placed in a class different from one’s school grade. 

ASC curriculum is geared toward engaging students and encouraging rapid improvement.  Our goal is to encourage students to develop a genuine interest in and curiosity for each subject.  Furthermore, as our facilitators work with a smaller group of students, they can pay attention to smaller details (errors and successes) that larger public room classes cannot take the time to discuss.  In effect, students return to the regular classroom with added training, confidence, and strength in the related fields of academia.

80 percent or more of our ISEE students achieve the scores they need to enter Boston Latin School.

On average, our SAT students see score increases of 150-375 points between their diagnostic test and their final exam. Students have even seen total score increases of up to 870 points.

While the public schools emphasize learning, exercise, and review of math, Singapore Math methods emphasize in-depth exploration of mathematical principles that can be applied to all areas of their learning. A complete description of our Singapore Math curriculum can be found here.

Students should take a placement test in order to determine their current abilities as well as their eligibility for more advanced classes.

This program aids as enrichment to the regular school experience.  It also offers students who are advanced in their regular school experience extra challenges.  Because students are assessed prior to entering into each session, the program will challenge each student at their individual levels. Skilled teachers also work closely with a smaller group of students to encourage student growth to grade level and beyond.

Students in our Summer English and Math Enrichment courses will be placed among other students who have just finished their same grade level. The summer curriculum will address the materials that will be learned in their September classes. For example, a student who has just finished 5th grade in June will be placed among other “5th grade” students. However, these “5th graders” will be getting a head start on the upcoming academic year by learning 6th grade materials.

No. Our Summer Program offers academic enrichment courses, with optional full-day activities that are related to their in-class learning. Students do not stay overnight at ASC, nor do they perform camp activities like swimming or boating. We are unable to make formal invoices or receipts that recognize our program as a “camp” for these reasons.

This program aids as enrichment to the regular school experience.  It also offers students who are advanced in their regular school experience extra challenges.  Because students are assessed prior to entering into each session, the program will challenge each student at their individual levels. Skilled teachers also work closely with a smaller group of students to encourage student growth to grade level and beyond.

Please call 617-730-3705 for our tax ID number or for a formal invoice.

Upon intake, students will take a placement test. 

Book and material fees vary by class and by session. Our instructors work diligently to select the best materials for your students, while keeping cost-effectiveness in mind. Some textbooks may even be used for more than one session.

Each year our students improve over 100-150 points from their diagnostic scores. Over 90 % of our students get admitted into Boston Latin School upon completion of our ISEE training classes. 

It generally takes about two hours to complete Math and English homework. For math class, we strictly use the homework portal that allows students to have access to doing practice problems for over thousands of math skills, if they are enrolled in a class. Students are generally assigned 4-5 different math skills based on the topic of the lesson, and 2-3 English skills on homework portal in addition to reading and writing assignments. 

Our Saturday program runs from Sept- June and we have summer sessions for July and August. Most classes Level classes from Grade 1-8 are from 9 am-12 pm and most specialized classes are from 1-4 pm (Sept- June) and 2-5 pm (Summer sessions) 

Teachers can help reinforce critical, key concepts in the fields of Math and English for the student requiring review. If you have concerns, please feel free to talk with program administrators. 

Tancrede R

“I love writing so much, and I don’t want to miss a class at A+!” Tancrede R., 4th Grade
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“I love writing so much, and I don’t want to miss a class at A+!” Tancrede R., 4th Grade

Elan’s mother

“My husband showed me Elan’s works and we were so happily surprised that Elan is able to write with such…
2016-06-15T09:42:05+00:00
“My husband showed me Elan’s works and we were so happily surprised that Elan is able to write with such vivid vocabulary and in really clear organization!” Elan’s mother

Brandon Lum

“This program isn’t just based on academics. When you come to ASC, you start building friendships and life skills. I…
2016-06-15T10:02:47+00:00
“This program isn’t just based on academics. When you come to ASC, you start building friendships and life skills. I improve each year with my Math and English skills, and coming here gives me a head start for the next school year. I have enjoyed coming back each year, and will continue to come back View Full →

Corey Wong

“For several years, I have come to ASC each summer, and it has helped me gain an edge over my…
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“For several years, I have come to ASC each summer, and it has helped me gain an edge over my classmates for the upcoming school year. ASC is more than a place to grow academically-it is a fun, rewarding environment that helps you grow as a person.” Corey Wong (Newton North High School, Grade 11) View Full →

Damini Gopal

“A+ has helped me learn new strategies that I can use to tackle the old and new SAT. My teachers…
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“A+ has helped me learn new strategies that I can use to tackle the old and new SAT. My teachers are very nice and helpful, and they are always sharing knowledge of tips, books, apps, and strategies that may help me. I have been in this program for five years, and I always find the View Full →
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