Summer Planning Guide

Summer Planning Guide

Countdown to Summer 2020








Happy New Year ACC Clients! While the summer of 2020 may seem far away, the time is now for high school students to begin exploring opportunities as many of the competitive programs have upcoming deadlines. To help with your search, The Coach has created a new resource for our website featuring a wide-ranging list of potential activities for teens.

Summer breaks during high school are an invaluable opportunity to explore your interests, develop skills and build relationships through new experiences … with the “added bonus” of enhancing your resume. During your winter coaching sessions, we’ll be working with you to develop a plan for the summer that is interesting, challenging and personally rewarding.

to start planning your summer today!

Google Classroom For College Essays

Google Classroom For College Essays

Dear ACC Senior Students and Parents,

As the summer is quickly coming to a close with school just around the corner (yikes!), our rising senior clients are beginning to dive into their college essays. To better manage the essay process, we are implementing a new system using Google Classroom. Our hope is that this will lead to improved organization and collaboration between students and coaches, ultimately resulting in top-notch essays to support your applications.

In addition to your main personal statement (Common App), your Coach will review unique supplemental essays for up to 12 colleges. For your reference, we have compiled the writing prompts and requirements for dozens of the most applied to colleges in the country in this spreadsheet: ACC College Essay Database.

Important Note on Deadlines: Please allow up to 48 hours for your coach to review and provide feedback on each individual draft that you submit.

As a first step, please watch the video tutorial (split into 2 parts) below that will guide you step-by-step through the procedures for drafting and revising your essays. For those of you new to Google Classroom, viewing the tutorial in its entirety should be especially helpful:

You will need the ACC Class of 2020 Google Classroom Code in order to enroll in the class. Clients should Contact The Coach if they need the code. Also take note of the following to help you get started:

  • Add this link to your personal bookmarks:
  • You need a Google Account to use Classroom. If you do not have one, click here for instructions.
  • Google Classroom features work best with the Chrome Browser. Click here to download.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Happy essay writing!!

Best regards,

The ACC Team

Dr. Jensen’s Biology Academy

Dr. Jensen’s Biology Academy

Dr. Danielle Jensen Video Presentation


Watch the video below to meet Dr. Danielle Jensen, the newest member of the ACC Team who will be offering a biology class this summer, as well as personalized tutoring for AP & SAT Subject Tests.

Please visit for more information!

Class of 2019 College Placements

Class of 2019 College Placements

Congratulations to the ACC Class of 2019!

Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Colgate University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Drexel University (BS/MD)
Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hamilton College
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
New York University (NYU)
Northeastern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Rice University
Rutgers University
Rutgers University (BS/MD)
Temple University (BS/MD)
The College of New Jersey (BS/MD)
The Cooper Union
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, San Diego
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University

Summer Biology Academy For Middle School Students

Summer Biology Academy For Middle School Students

You’re invited to join us for a free 40 minute online discussion highlighting the importance of utilizing the summer to jump start success within a rigorous high school science curriculum.

➤ Who: Dr. Danielle Jensen, Biotechnology High School Biology Teacher and Researcher, will lead this discussion.

➤ What: Identify the benefits of summer training in biology. Learn why students who prepare over the summer are more confident and curious learners. Your middle schooler will thank you with increased performance and curiosity of the life sciences.

➤ Where: Your study or living room. This session is offered electronically through Zoom Video Communications.

➤ When: Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

➤ Why: Middle school students often flounder entering high school sciences due to increased difficulty and higher expectations. Students who prepare in July and August enter high school confident and ready to succeed.

➤ How: To register, please visit:

Dr. Danielle Jensen is a teacher of International Baccalaureate Biology and Research at Biotechnology High School. She holds an undergraduate and masters degree in molecular biology and a doctorate in education and has over 18 years of biology teaching and tutoring experience. Our talented Dr. Jensen will be offering this biology preparation course for students entering their first year of high school biology. She will also be available for AP Biology and SAT II Biology (Ecological and Molecular) tutoring for complete college preparation.

Can’t attend our webinar? Contact Dr. Danielle Jensen at

We look forward to empowering your child to pursue the STEM college major and future career of their dreams.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.