Standardized Test Prep

Registration will open on November 4 for Jesuit’s 2023 Spring ACT Prep Course.

The ACT course will be open to Jesuit students and girls from Catholic high schools. Jesuit students will have priority registration from November 4 through November 18. Girls may begin registering on November 19; registrations for girls received before November 19 will be denied and refunded.

When the course is filled, the registration link will be closed, and a wait list will be opened. To be put on the wait list, email Mrs. Juhas at with the name of the student and a contact phone number.

Registration is completed online only. Credit or debit cards are the only accepted forms of payment.

Students should have completed both English 2 and Geometry before taking this prep class.



  • January 14, 17, 19, 24, 26
  • February 1, 2, 7, 9, 14, 28
  • March 2, 7, 9, 18
  • 15 Class meetings, 34 total hours


  • Tuesday and Thursday (and one Wednesday) 4 – 6 pm
  • Saturdays from 9 to 12:45
  • NOTE: The first and last classes are 1 hour longer because of testing


  • $400
  • In case of cancellation before the first class, $50 is non-refundable
  • After the first class, $100 is non-refundable
  • No refund after the second class

For more information, contact Mrs. Juhas at


Jesuit’s ACT and PSAT/SAT instructors are experienced high school classroom teachers:

Kathy Juhas
Mathematics, Science Reasoning
B.S. Dominican College — Mathematics
M.S.T. Loyola University — Mathematics
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit

Darrell O’Neill
English, Reading, Essay
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of English at Jesuit

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does Jesuit offer standardized test prep courses?

Jesuit offers an ACT Prep Course three times each year – in the spring, summer, and fall.

What do Jesuit’s standardized test prep courses entail?

In Jesuit’s ACT test preparation course, students are taught strategies for each portion of the ACT, and students take four actual, past ACT tests in their entirety as practice. The course also includes strategies for the essay part of the ACT.

Should my son take the ACT or the SAT?

The TOPS program in Louisiana accepts either the ACT or the SAT. Colleges and universities in Louisiana accept the ACT or the SAT for admission. Most colleges or universities outside Louisiana accept either the ACT or the SAT for admission; students should check each college’s admission requirements. It may be beneficial for a student to take both tests in order to discover on which test he scores higher.

Visit the ACT’s website for more details and for registration for the actual ACT test.

Visit the College Board’s website for more details and for registration for the actual SAT test.

When is the best time to take the ACT or the SAT?

Students at Jesuit are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT no later than the end of their junior year. Some take it as early as the end of their sophomore year.

Taking it by the end of the junior year allows a student time to retake it if he wants to get a higher score. At the end of the year a student will also have just completed another year of English and math, which will help on the ACT or SAT. Some students also find it very helpful to take the ACT or SAT immediately after a prep course.

The PSAT is given just once a year, in October.