Prime High School
Prime High School focuses on preparing students for the rigorous courses in high school and helping students maintain their good grades throughout the academic year. Classes ranging from Writing Clinic to AP Biology are offered. For a more intensive and personal learning experience, one-on-one tutoring is also offered.
Prime High School Programs
SAT Book Club
Prime Academy’s SAT Book Club is for students who want to prepare for SAT English and attain a high score in Critical Reading. This class is for 9th, 10th, or 11th graders that want to learn vocabulary for the SATs. Building your SAT vocabulary first will prepare you for other vigorous SAT courses and help you develop reading comprehension and bring you the results. This is a must-take class prior to any SAT course including SAT Camp.
Prime Academy’s Writing Clinic is for students who wish to excel in their personal writing skills and write their best in the school classroom. Students are given the tools and the guidance necessary to be able to write skillfully and prolifically. A small class allows for the teacher to guide each student to find their own voice in their writing and be able write exceptional papers whether it be for creative writing or for literary analysis. Prime High School Writing Clinic is certainly a class for students to take in order to perform expertly in any of their classes involving writing.
Reading comprehension at the high school is level is of utmost importance. Not only is it vital for a reading-based class, but also any class involving reading such as the sciences and histories. The amount of readings in the students’ classes can be at times difficult. This class will help students develop skills in order to be able to read quickly and efficiently.
AP US History (year-round)
This year-round class allows students to stay ahead of their AP US History class. Mr. John Kessler, the University High School AP US History teacher, is one of the few US History teachers in the nation who holds an APUSH pass rate of 97%, the highest in Irvine. Using materials from high schools and intensive evidence writing training for DBQ and FRQ essays, he will ensure that your child has the tools and skills to begin and maintain an A+ throughout the academic school year and attain a high score on the AP exam.
AP Biology (year-round)
This year-round class allows students to stay ahead of their AP Biology class. The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year of college. This year-round class is taught by Mr. David Knight, the University High School AP Biology teacher, is renowned for the highest AP pass rate in Irvine. In 2011, Mr. Knight was awarded Teacher of the Year. From Analyzing Data to Mathematics in AP Biology, Life of Chemistry to Population Genetics, Mr. David Knight not only covers important topics, but also trains your child for multiple choice and FRQ questions on the AP exam. This year-round course will ensure that your child has the tools and skills to begin and maintain an A+ throughout the academic school year and attain a high score on the AP exam.
Your GPA matters to us!
We are committed to raising your GPA. At Prime Academy, we have excellent private tutors who specialize in the subject you need help with. Try our private tutoring for one month and your GPA will be raised!