In 2016, the average ACT score in Mississippi was 18.4, well below the national average of 20.8. High schools in under resourced communities in Mississippi often fare worse, averaging only 15 to 16.

Low scores are a serious problem. Although they do not tell us whether a student will actually finish college and receive a degree, they will prevent a student from starting. Low scores also limit access to scholarships and other funding as well as selective university programs.

Team 36 is dedicated to solving this problem. We offer free, effective ACT test preparation to students in under resourced communities across Mississippi. Our introductory course teaches students how to analyze their performance on the ACT so that they can develop a personalized study plan. We then work with them to implement these study plans in our advanced course, ensuring their success on the ACT and beyond.