Standardized Test Prep

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Registration Opens on Tuesday, October 1, for Jesuit’s 2020 Spring ACT Prep Course

  • Only Jesuit students are eligible to register for this standardized test prep course.
  • 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 (for a possible 2nd section of the course), email Mr. Villarrubia at with the name of the student and a contact phone number.
  • Registration is completed ONLINE only. Credit or debit cards are the only acceptable forms of payment.
  • Students should have completed both English 2 and Geometry before taking a prep class. Most students wait until the latter part of their 10th grade year at the earliest to take the course.
  • The following dates are set, barring any significant changes made to Jesuit’s spring calendar.


Registration is guaranteed to the first 36 ACT registrants.

Dates:  Jan. 18, 23, 28, 30; Feb. 4, 5, 11, 13, 18; March. 3, 17, 19, 24, 26, 28 (15 meetings, a total of 35 class hours). The course prepares students for the April 4 ACT.

Times:  Weekdays 4-6 pm; Saturdays from 9 to 12:45.          

Fee: $400; in case of cancellation before the first class, $50 is non-refundable; after the first class, $100 is non-refundable. $200 is non-refundable after the second class.


For more information, contact:

Mr. Villarrubia at

Mrs. Juhas at



How to Register

Click on the appropriate course link above to register online. To register, you must pay via a credit or debit card using the online form. For further information, contact Mr. Malcolm Villarrubia at or (504) 483-3958.

Prep Course Instructors

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

Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr.
B.A. Spring Hill College — English
M.A. Tulane University — English
Louisiana State Certified
Instructor of English at Jesuit
ACT Workshop Presenter — UNO

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

Yvonne Leger
B.S. Loyola University—Math/Physics
Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit
ACT Workshop Presenter–UNO

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.

Who is eligible to take the courses?

Jesuit’s test prep courses are offered to Jesuit High School students only. Register as soon as you are able to — the courses fill quickly!

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.

For more information, contact Malcolm Villarrubia at or (504) 483-3958.