The Complete™ Program is our signature test prep program for the PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, and ACT® tests. Built on nearly 30 years of test prep experience, the program consists of three major elements that all work together for a student’s maximum success: Lessons and Bonus Lessons, Workshops, and Practice Tests and Reviews.
With us, you don’t pay a fee each year. What does that mean for 10th graders? That means these students get the benefit of multiple years of consistent practice for the national tests—all for a one-time price instead of an annual fee.
Let’s take a look at everything that’s included in the 10th Grade Complete™ Program, but remember that your test prep plan can be adjusted to fit your specific needs.
New students take an initial diagnostic test before beginning their first set of lessons. This test helps establish a baseline score to track progress throughout the program and in some cases, helps place the student into a class section with similarly scoring students.
During the registration process, students and their families choose a live online orientation session to attend before beginning their initial set of lessons.
Understanding the program is the key to a student’s success and in turn leads to the highest score increases. That’s why we provide an orientation. Plus, it’s a great time to ask questions! Families also will attend grade-level specific college planning seminars each year for additional guidance and resources (see “College Planning & Guidance Seminar” below).
This course includes two sets of unique lessons for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests.
These two-hour, lecture-style classes use our proprietary curriculum, updated every year to reflect changes in the national testing environment. Lessons teach students content and concepts from the national tests, how to approach question types, and how to apply specific strategies to get answers quickly and confidently.
There are 14 scheduled class times: six math lessons, six verbal lessons, a post-lesson diagnostic test, and a post-lesson diagnostic test review.
A 10th grader would get a unique set of lessons as a 10th grader and another unique set as an 11th grader. (In most cases, 12th graders would not go through an additional set of lessons but would have a unique plan built for them based on their individual needs).
As they progress through the program, students also attend additional sets of six lessons (English, Math A, Math B, Reading, Science A, and Science B) that provide more in-depth instruction for the exclusive content found on the ACT test. Students typically attend a set of bonus lessons in 10th grade and another one in 11th grade.
Complete Program students will also have access to the KD Student Portal for extra instruction, practice, guidance, and registration for various program activities.
Each lesson contains 30-45 minutes of homework specific to that lesson for extra practice. Homework answers and explanations are found within the student portal.
Students are also given a vocabulary workbook, created by the KD curriculum team.
Advanced vocabulary is found on both the reading and writing passages of the tests and often makes answer choices more challenging. Continued vocabulary practice makes navigating those parts of the tests more effective. We recommend students complete two units per month.
11th graders will have up to 48 unique vocabulary units available to them.
Instructor-led workshops provide year-round, targeted practice and mastery of content and strategies for the tests’ most challenging material. From the beginning of their program, we recommend students attend at least four hours of workshops every month for as long as they are enrolled at KD. Students joining in the 10th grade will NEVER see the same curriculum twice during their time at KD.
Our workshops feature new curriculum weekly, and bonus workshops are available during SAT and ACT test weeks and holidays.
Full-length practice tests for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests help students build mental endurance and put it all together.
After taking a practice test, students receive a detailed test analysis identifying their strengths and weaknesses.
Instructor-led reviews for each practice test allow students to learn what was missed, why they missed it, and how to avoid similar mistakes on future tests. Each practice test is followed up with an instructor-led review.
We track students’ activity and progress. The “RX for Success” performance reports help students stay on track and keep parents informed throughout the program. These reports are generally sent each month.
During our annual planning and guidance seminars, we help families build a roadmap for the college admissions journey. These sessions are available to our Complete Program families at no additional cost.
More specific guidance is available for additional fees. These services include college counseling, one-on-one tutoring for specific parts of the national tests, and special events such as our Apply Now! Boot Camps.
What payment options are available?
- Pay in full: $2,699
- Pay in installments: $500 down plus 10 consecutive monthly payments of $235
- Total Cost of $2,850
You may choose to pay online during registration, over the phone, or in person at one of our campuses. Payment must be received before attending orientation or any activity.
A $50 nonrefundable administrative fee is included in the cost of all programs.
A $100 shipping fee will apply for out of area students or those who choose to have materials shipped (covers shipping for the duration of the program). This fee will be automatically added if you select shipping at checkout.
We accept cash, check, or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover).
PROGRAM FEES (START SUMMER)
(if paid in full) — Includes a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee
* An installment plan option is available at checkout. A $100 shipping fee will apply for out of area students or those who choose to have materials shipped (covers shipping for the duration of the program).