ACT Nola

Registration will open for Shaw’s ACT NOLA 2018 Summer ACT Course on January 29th, 2018 for Archbishop Shaw students and February 5th, 2018 for non-Shaw students.

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 with the name of the student and a contact phone number.

Registration is completed ONLINE only. Students should have completed both English 2 and Geometry before taking a prep class.

During the course, students are taught strategies for each of the four parts of the ACT, and they take 4 full, past ACT tests.



  • April 7, 14, 21, 28
  • May 5, 12
  • June 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • (1 Session = 11 meetings, 35 total hours)


  • All Saturdays are from 9 to noon, except 4/7 which is from 9 to 1 pm.
  • All weekdays are from 9 to noon, except 6/7 which is from 9 to 12:45.


  • $400 for Archbishop Shaw students.
  • $450 for other students.

*  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.

About the instructors

Mr. Malcolm Villarrubia, Jr.

  • BA Spring Hill College – English
  • MA Tulane University – English
  • Louisiana State Certified
  • Instructor of English at Jesuit
  • ACT Workshop Presenter – UNO

Ms. Yvonne Leger

  • BS Loyola University – Mathematics/Physcis
  • Instructor of Mathematics at Jesuit
  • ACT Workshop Presenter – UNO


When is the best time to take the ACT?

  • In general students are encouraged to take the ACT by the end of their junior year. Some take it as early as the end of their sophomore year. Taking it at the end of the junior year allows a student time to retake it if he or she 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. Some students also find it very helpful to take the ACT immediately after an ACT PREP course.

Should my son/daughter 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 or she scores higher.

For more information, contact

Mr. Marc Stockhausen at

Mr. Villarrubia at

Mrs. Leger at