Congratulations to the Oakton Academy students who took the SAT this year (June/August/October/November/December of 2018)
A few parents sent us notes:
“…. he got 800 on the SAT math 2 test. Professor Nefissi’s class was very helpful. He improved 80 points. Thank you so much for your help.”
” My daughter let me tell you that she appreciates you and your center’s SAT training. Please say thanks to Ms. Murphy for helping her with the SAT English. I was worried about her SAT English. After Ms. Murphy’s instruction, she got 760 for SAT English. We are so happy about the score…..”
“…… she took the SAT Math Subject 2 test, and got 800. She plans to take SAT test in December. We are very grateful for your SAT class….”
As of 10/19/2018, we received some reports as following:
- 760/780, SAT English/Math
- 750/800, SAT English/Math
- 740/800, SAT English/Math
- 760/760, SAT English/Math
- 760/790, SAT English/Math
- 800, SAT Math 2
- 800, SAT Math 2
- 800, SAT Math 2
- August SAT Test reports including high scores: 740/800, 750/790; 760/790; 770/780, 750/800,760/800. Many students reported their perfect score of 800 for SAT Math 2 (subject test). One junior student reported that she received perfect PSAT score (760/760) in last October’s PSAT test.
- A message from our SAT teacher (August 2018)
- Once again, our Oakton Academy students have excelled on the recent June and August SAT exams with numerous students scoring in the upper 700’s and 800’s on English and math. We congratulate all the students for their dedication and hard work. Using our SAT and PSAT exam strategies and learning from our test practices has proven to be the key to personal exam success. We at Oakton Academy look forward to hearing the happy news of your college acceptances which these fine scores have contributed to.
- One parent shared that: “my kid’s SAT English has improved from 670 (March test) to 760 (August test). Many thanks to Oakton Academy for the guidance and teaching. – September 8, 2018
- Another parent reported that “my son’s SAT scores improved 120 points in August SAT test. We are grateful to Oakton Academy for the professional training and encouragement in my son’s SAT preparation” – September 10, 2018
- “My daughter came to your summer SAT/PSAT camp, she just took August SAT and received 740/800. We were so thrilled as this is her first time taking the test. She is a rising junior this year. Thank you SO MUCH for Oakton Academy and the teachers.” – a rising junior’s parent. She commented that Critical Reading class and SAT class helped her a lot….. (September 2018)
- Each student who completed 2018 Spring AP Physics class reported that they received an “A” in their challenging AP Physics class. Congratulations!!!
- One summer SAT camp student reported her perfect PSAT score (760/760) as a sophomore (S.R.). Congratulations to her!
- Summer SAT/PSAT Camp Updates:
- 90% of the students in the summer SAT/PSAT program have improved their testing scores. All parents will have 1:1 meeting with the teacher, and the satisfaction rate from the class is as high as 98%
- 2018 Summer SAT Camp: last week’s Summer Midterm English SAT mock exam results show 90% of students who attended the first full two weeks demonstrated improvement. Scores rose an average of 40-100 points with almost a third of students now attaining an English score in the 700’s. Congratulations!
- We are working diligently to learn and use proven success strategies in preparation for the final full exam next week July 17-20! One student in the SAT math increased their score by 120 points within 2 weeks. They reported that they had learned the most from this SAT summer camp.
AP Physics Class Updates:
AP Physics curriculum is fully packed for 12 weeks of Physics learning. Our teacher achieves for the most effective and interesting teaching style. We are happy to report the group of students who completed our Spring 2018 AP Physics study achieved all A’s in their base school (100%). We are very proud of them!
In previous years (2014-present), those students who came to the AP Physics class got admission to top schools, including Harvard (A. Wei ’15), Stanford (M. Sun’15), University of Pennsylvania (C. Song’16), U. of Chicago (R. Wang’16), CalTech (M. Wang’16), Duke (S. Feng’16, H. Wang’18, J. Yang’18, K. Deng’18), and NYU (S. Zhan’16, B. Wang’18, K. Sun’18), Cornell (B. Zhu’18, K. Zhang’18, E. Wan’18, David W’19), U. of Illinois, Champaign (A. Ye’18, J. Wang’18), Columbia (A. Zhang’16), Naval Academy (A. Xu’19), and other top colleges. During one of the students’ seminar, all of them stated that the AP Physics introduction class, as well as the AP and SAT Physics review and test prep classes helped them achieve high in the SAT and AP tests and enabled them to be outstanding in the highly competitive college application pool.
AP Physics and Honored Physics are one of the most challenging courses in high school, and AP report and scores contribute to the academic index in college admissions. We wish our students a successful semester!
2018 Presidential Scholar Semifinalist
Congratulations to one of our students who is honored to get into the semifinalist list for 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Also congratulations to one of our students (out of 14 FCPS) who received the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Award!!!
There are 10 students (seniors by May 2018) reported to us that they got into semifinalist pool for NMSQT National Merit Scholarship for 2018! Congratulations!
- National Merit Scholarship Corporations
- FCPS Students Received the Corporation Scholarship
- U.S. President’s Scholar Semifinalist
Congratulations to the 10 students who became qualified for 2018 NMSQT semifinalists, they are college freshmen in the fall of 2018
- S.Song (SAT, 2016 Summer Camp)
- P. Sun (Critical Reading/Writing Class, Jan’16)
- K. Wan (SAT class Jan ‘16)
- T. Han (SAT Jan ’16, AP Physics)
- K. Zou (SAT ’16)
- B. Zhu (SAT Jan ’16, SAT summer camp)
- M. Sheft (SAT, Fall’16, AP Physics)
- R. Lei (SAT ’16, AP Physics)
- C. Huang (SAT Jan’16, AP Physics)
- J. Guo (SAT, Fall ’16)
- ***One student received the 2018 Presidential Scholarship Semifinalist award! Congratulations to him and his family!!!
Congratulations to the semifinalists! 🎈🎈🎈
Public Speaking Tournament Winners (2018, 2017)
Congratulations to our students (Thomas L, Hannah L, and Alex) who won first place and third place (1) for high school and third place (1) for middle school on April 28, 2018 at the Washington DC Metropolitan Area Public Speaking and Leadership Competition.
Our student Ben W. won first place in 2017 contest. Thanks to Coach Edmond for his dedication, commitment, and hard work in teaching and coaching.
2018 College Admission Update – March 30, 2018
Early Admission and Regular Admission for 2017-18:
- Yale (1)
- Brown University (1)
- MIT (1)
- Duke (4)
- Cornell (4)
- Johns Hopkins (1)
- NYU (3)
- New York State University (1 with scholarship)
- U.Chicago (2)
- CalTech (1)
- UVA (> 12)
- U. of Pennsylvania (1)
- U. of Illinois Champaign (3)
- W&M (4 & 1 student with scholarship)
- VT (2 scholarship)
- U. of Maryland College Park (1 scholarship)
- U. of Notre Dame (1)
***The above list was updated as of 3/30/2018.
***Link to: https://www.oaktonacademy.com/college-admission-consulting/
Congratulations to the students of the Class of 2022!!!
2018 Spring Newsletter (updated by April 2018)
The following is a quick update for 2018-19 College Regular admission and Early Admission as of 4/1/2018. Students have been admitted to the following colleges: Yale, UPenn, MIT, Duke, NYU, Cornell, UVA, U of Illinois, Notre Dame, Brown U., VT, CalTech, U of Chicago, W&M, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, U of Michigan, and other great schools in the year of 2017-2018 college admission.
The impressive list of highly selective and widely respected colleges and universities to which our Oakton Academy students have been accepted this year is a result of their hard work and strong goals. We are always impressed by our students’ work in 9th graders’ Critical Reading and Writing, 10th and 11th graders’ PSAT and SAT Prep, 11th and 12th graders’ AP Calculus, and AP Physics, as well as 11th to 12th graders’ College Application Workshop.
Year after year, our students exceed expectations, raising their SAT scores by an average of 100 or more points! It is that kind of effort and dedication which results in the students’ college acceptances. It has been a privilege to be a part of your journey. Congratulations to all the students of the Class of 2022!
College Admissions Update (2014-2018)
College Admission Status (2014-2018). Some students received multiple admissions. Congratulations to the students and families! Updated by January 2018, pending more updates by May 2018.
- Sworthmore College (1)
- Stanford University (2)
- U of Chicago (4)
- Duke (4)
- NYU (5)
- Cornell (3)
- Columbia (1)
- CalTech (2)
- Harvard (2)
- Yale (2)
- UVA (15)
- Upenn (2)
- Brown (1)
- MIT (1)
- Penn State Pre Medical Program (1)
- Harvard Graduate School of Education (1)
- Harvard Graduate School of Law (1)
- Harvard Graduate School of Public Health and Policy (1)
- Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Public Health (1) \
- Stanford MBA (1)
- Many average students received scholarship from great schools: such as University of Maryland College Park, Virginia Tech, William & Mary. They all commented that the college essay workshop helped and supported them in the application process.
The above data is updated as of January 15, 2018. We expect additional news for the regular admission for 2018. Congratulations to our seniors and parents!
2017-2018 College Admission
3/29/2018 updates and 5/1/2018 updates: Congratulations to our students who have been admitted to the following schools as of 3/30/2018, including early admission and regular admission: Yale, UPenn, MIT, Duke, NYU, Cornell, UVA, U of Illinois, Notre Dame, Brown University, VT, CalTech, U of Chicago, W&M, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and other top schools in the year of 2017-2018 college admission. Congratulations to all the students and their families! Please review more information on the following links:
- Link: College Admission Workshop
- Link: Congratulations
A group of 8th graders who took our fall and summer PSAT, TJ, AOS, and SSAT review classes were admitted to AOS, TJ, and private school, including Madeira, St. Jones, National Cathedral School, and other top national private schools. Congratulations to them and we wish them great success in high school.
Both parents and students reported that the Intensive Essay Writing class, the SIS Essay prep class, the PSAT review class, as well as our summer Advanced TJ and AOS Reading/Writing Classes have helped them exceed in the admission tests of TJ, AOS, and SSAT for private schools. Congratulations!!!
The impressive list of highly selective and widely respected colleges and universities (Yale, MIT, Upenn, Brown, etc.), Presidential Scholar Award (semifinalist), National Merit Scholarship Corporation Award to which our Oakton Academy students have been accepted this year (2018) is a result of their hard work and strong goals. We are always impressed by our students’ work in 9th graders’ Critical Reading and Writing, 10th and 11th graders’ PSAT and SAT Prep, 11th and 12th graders’ AP Calculus, and AP Physics, as well as 11th to 12th graders’ College Application Workshop.
Congratulations to the students who achieved high in 2017 PSAT tests: 1510, 1500, 1490, and most of our juniors received 99% national ranking as juniors. Many freshmen and sophomore also reported high scores after their PSAT prep with us.
Congratulations to our 11 students (9/27/17) who got selected to be NMS (National Merit Scholarship) Semifinalists. 🎈 They are currently seniors and took the 2016 October. Oakton Academy is proud to recognize the 11 students who have been honored as NMS Semifinalists. Each of them students completed our SAT or/and Critical Reading and Writing class, honing skills which supported and led to their success. The teachers at Oakton Academy are dedicated to students’ work and achievement and recognize the students as shining examples of their hard work, talent, and dedication it takes to achieve this award. Congratulations to the seniors and their families. We wish our students more success in the 2018 school year!
2017 SAT Summer Camp
The 2017 Oakton Academy SAT Summer Camp was again a great success! The program has received overwhelming praise from both parents and students. Students received weekly updates, went through initial assessment, mid-term exam, and final exam. The class had improvement, ranging from 50 to 150 points. The highest score in the final exam is 1550 (770/780). Kudos to our excellent teachers and our hard working students!
The results demonstrated the value and strength of our SAT program, which received overwhelming praise from parents and students. Students who took Ms. Murphy’s Critical Reading/Writing at 10th Grade; and took her SAT over the summer. They achieved scores as high as the 720-800 range.
Parents are very grateful to Ms. Murphy’s Reading and Writing class, and the SAT training class. We congratulate the students for their hard work, diligent practice, and outstanding results!
One student joined the Winter Intensive SAT Review, and achieved 720/800. The student received the highest score of 790/790; she joined our summer PSAT/SAT camp, and diligently practiced for three months before January 21 SAT test. Congratulations to all our students!!!
College Board Practice Tests:
*A Special Message from SAT Instructor Ms. Murphy (9/18/2017, 10/20/2017)*
For the past 3 years it has been a privilege and joy to use my (Ms. Murphy) 35 years of experience as an educator to guide Oakton Academy students to success on the English SAT exam. I am enormously proud of our students’ success. It is proof of their diligence. My classes teach students to apply their already impressive language skills to a higher level, employing tactics resulting in increases ranging from 60 to 150 points. The highest SAT Score is 780/800 and the highest essay score is 8-7-7! Congratulations to our graduates! Your hard work has given you success. I am proud to be your teacher!” – Ms. Murphy
PSAT Reports and Updates
Congratulations to the students who achieved high scores (PSAT: 1470/1480/1490/1500/1510).
More Juniors (2016) will take the SAT in January 2017. An intensive SAT class is held in late December. Congratulations to the students who worked hard and achieved such excellent SAT scores!!!
For a record of our students’ SAT/PSAT results, please look at the SAT & PSAT Test Results page!