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Testing Programs for BHSEC Queens


1. January 14 Presentation
2. Prep Class for March 27th SAT

Compass Education Group is a leading provider of preparation for college admission tests. BHSEC Queens has partnered with Compass to provide on-campus resources and advising to families.

On Monday, January 14 at 5:30 P.M., families with students in 9th, 10th, and Year 1 are invited to attend an on-campus presentation. All in attendance will gain valuable insights about how to cope with college admission testing successfully. In addition, Year 1 families will learn more about the on-campus program for students to prepare for the March 27th SAT.

From early February through late March, BHSEC Queens will offer offer a comprehensive SAT prep program targeting the March 27th test date. See below for more information and to register.

Contact Compass directly at 212.381.4421 with any questions.

Compass has been an invaluable resource for us for over a decade. Their approach to testing is smart and reasonable. The programs they provide for our families are of the highest quality.

Laura Hotchkiss, Director of Upper SchoolMarlborough School

Compass is in a class of its own. They help us keep student health and wellness at the center of our program. I am flooded with overtures from test prep companies, but I always come back to the team at Compass.

Canh Oxelson, ‎Director of College CounselingHorace Mann School

Follow-up after the Presentation

Navigating College Admission Tests

On January 14, Compass Co-Founder Adam Ingersoll delivered a presentation to families on the ins and outs of college admission testing. Families who missed the event can download the handouts from this page and are welcome to contact Compass for an individual consultation and guidance. Major topics covered in the presentation included interpretation of PSAT and ACT practice test scores, how to carefully consider the SAT vs ACT decision, the role of Subject Tests, and best practices for calendaring test dates and test prep.

Watch a video recording of a recent testing presentation HERE.

Would you like a copy of the PowerPoint?

SAT Prep Class

Compass has been selected by BHSEC Queens to provide a comprehensive SAT prep class for Year 1 students taking the SAT on March 27. (10th grade students may be able to enroll if space is available.) The class will include six weeks of instruction and multiple opportunities to take full-length practice tests. The class will be taught by experienced and engaging instructors. The cost for the class is $695. Scholarship assistance may be available; please email your counselor at eyesner@bhsec.bard.edu to request a reduced fee.


The SAT Class will be held on the BHSEC Queens campus. The room assignment will be announced later.


Please fill out the form below to register for the SAT Class:


The class will meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM starting the week of February 4 and continuing through March 20. No classes will be held the week of February 18.

Additionally, students will be encouraged to take at least two complete practice tests. Practice tests are held at the Compass office in Midtown at 1325 Sixth Ave. Students select practice test dates from the available options listed here. The class fee includes up to three proctored practice tests at no additional cost. 

Sorry! Online registration for this class is now closed. Please call our office to inquire about space on the roster: 212.381.4421


Compare SAT and ACT Scores

You can compare the results of official or practice SAT and ACT to determine which exam you prefer. Use the concordance slider below to see if you lean SAT, lean ACT, or fall in the “Judgment Call” zone. 

The Compass Prep App

You can download Compass’ new app by searching for “Compass Prep” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links below. With the Compass Prep app, you can:

  • View a personalized college test preparation timeline
  • Gain insight into which tests make you more competitive
  • Request a free practice test and evaluation
  • Take advantage of the many free resources Compass has to offer!

What To Do Next

Attend the January 14 presentation to receive the latest version of

The Compass Guide to
College Admission Testing

  • How important are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • What does ‘test optional’ mean?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • How strong are your PSAT scores?
  • Should you take SAT Subject Tests? 


Schedule a testing consultation with a Compass director

Compass directors are leading experts in the field of admission testing. We are happy to advise you on all aspects of college admission testing. Please fill out the form below if you would like us to contact you.

    Student First Name*

    Student Last Name*

    Parent First Name*

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    Graduation Year*

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    *All fields are required.

    Learn more about additional tutoring options: 

    Visit this page or call 212.381.4421