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  • ACT College Examination Preparatory Course

    Advantage Educational Programs gives students the option of preparing for the ACT exam in two different ways: the In-School ACT Preparatory Course or the Online ACT Preparatory Course. Both courses are designed for students who want to maximize their ACT exam score, as well as those who feel uneasy about their test-taking skills or who have taken the exam and aren't satisfied with their results. The course includes diagnostic testing, instruction in time management, overcoming test anxiety, science reasoning, English strategies and review, essay writing, reading comprehension, math strategies and review. Please bring notebook paper, pencils, calculator and a small 3-ring binder or folder to class. Students enrolled in these classes not only benefit from personal instruction provided by our experienced instructors, but also have free access to our online course. For more information, call Advantage Education Programs at 612-222-5108. Note: If school locations move to "distance learning" due to COVID-19 after an in-person class begins , you will have 3 options: 1. Participate in live, Zoom classes 2. Take online course with a $90 refund (not live) 3. Cancel and get complete refund. Any students who are registering as REPEAT students who have previously paid should register for Self-paced Virtual ACT Prep Course at no charge.
  • ACT College Examination Preparatory Course - Live Virtual Class

    This course is an excellent alternative for any student unable to attend an in-school class, but still prefers the interaction with one of our Advantage instructors. The Virtual ACT Prep Course is the same as the In-School ACT Prep Course, but from the comfort of your own home. Our instructors teach live via Zoom and are available to answer questions if needed. The fee for this course is $150 and the only things you need are an internet connection and a computer/tablet/smart phone. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the ACT. Instruction for all areas tested will be provided with focal points on diagnostic testing, science reasoning, math review and strategies, reading comprehension improvement, English strategies, writing essays, overcoming test anxiety and time management. Please have notebook paper, pencils and a calculator available for class. Once enrolled, students are sent a link for their class via email. For a complete list of ACT prep class locations, including summer classes, go to www.AdvantagePrep.net or call 612-222-5108
  • ACT College Examination Preparatory Course - Self-paced Virtual Class

    Register for the Advantage Educational Programs online course and have access and complete preparation for the ACT at your own pace. Your access to the online course will be available from through December 31, 2021. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the ACT. Instruction for all areas tested will be provided with focal points on diagnostic testing, science reasoning, math review and strategies, reading comprehension improvement, English strategies, writing essays, overcoming test anxiety and time management. Please have notebook paper, pencils and a calculator available for class. Students may repeat the course as often as they desire for NO ADDITIONAL COST. Once enrolled, students are sent an access code for their class via email and can begin preparing right away. For a complete list of ACT prep class locations, including summer classes, go to www.AdvantagePrep.net or call 612-222-5108 VERY IMPORTANT - you must have a Google account with a @gmail.com email address in order to access the Online ACT Prep Course through Google Classroom. Remember, the Gmail account that you use to join the online course is the ONLY email address that you will be allowed to use during the online course. Please Note - If you have a school-issued email address even if it is a Gmail address, it is BLOCKED for access to Google Classroom. You cannot use it for our online course. In order to access the class through Google Classroom, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A GMAIL ACCOUNT.
  • Destination Imagination

    If you already have a team, you may register and pay the fee. If you are interested in joining Destination Imagination, but do not have a team yet, you may register with no fee and you will be contacted via email for an informational meeting at a later date. The largest academic team competition in the world! Do something BIG. Destination Imagination is designed to inspire students to use creativity in working through challenges. It is highly encouraged for gifted and talented students! The challenges to choose from fit every interest area: technical, scientific, structural, fine arts, improvisational, service learning. Destination Imagination Facts in a Nutshell! Students in grades K - 12 can participate. Teams choose the challenge they want to work on based on their interests and skills. Teams can have 2 to 7 members and can be boy only, girl only or mixed gender. Teams can be multi-grade but will compete at elementary, middle school and high school levels based on the oldest team member’s age. Teams recruit their own members but Community Education will help spread the word! Each team will set its own meeting schedule and start when they choose but must be ready for the Regional Tournament by the end of February. Each team needs a parent or adult team manager(s). No experience necessary, just willingness to support the kids, learn and have fun! Support and training will be provided. Previous Orono teams have advanced to state and global competition! More information, videos and challenge previews for 2019-20 are available at www.idodi.org. Contact Melanie DeLuca at mdeluca@orono.k12.mn.us if you need more information about forming a team or help recruiting members. If your team is ready to go, encourage parents to register their students so we can purchase your team membership and you can get started! Grades K - 2: $75 Grades 3 - 12: $100 Destination Imagination State Website