The Race to 36​

For Families

and students

Scholarship, Leadership, Learning, Life

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Race to 36 is about more than ACT prep, and families you can play an important role. The RT36 experience best prepares your teen, athlete, and adolescent to connect, create, and thrive, in the competitive college admissions and college scholarship landscape.

Our services begin as early as middle school through high school.

The RT36 approach is based on the successful work of schools, education pioneers, and community leaders, combined into a first of its kind approach to a successful pattern of successful life habits.

The Race To 36 Program includes:

  • 24 hours of ACT Prep (5 weeks)
    • 5 consecutive Saturdays, or
    • after school (4:30PM to 5:30PM) on the RT36 campus at Knowledge Academies, Inc
  • 4 hours financial literacy development, for college (KA College Department and Penn Mutual Partnership)
  • 4 hours digital and social media leadership, for teens (KA College Department and Lovebug Marketing)
  • 4 hours college connections and tours, for families (In Full Motion Partnership)
  • Qualify for National Summer College Tour
  • Optional Program Offerings
    • Access to Pre-College Bundle (Designed Exclusively by Dr. Trina Coleman, Ph.D.)
    • Access to specialized academic and small group tutoring rate.

ACT Prep

Your score on the ACT can help you earn a scholarship in athletics, music, and across an unlimited amount of focus areas. Join our team, as we work together to help you attain your best score, beginning as early as middle school through pre-college.

Financial Literacy

Understanding financial aid and personal finance, takes practice. It provides an important foundation for achieving your goals. Our team connects you directly with leading finance institutions, and supports your development of sound finance habits, reinforcing success, for the long term.

Social Media Leadership & Social Emotional Learning

Research shows that active engagement with social media, in meaningful ways, can help improve your social emotional well being. Passive engagement has the opposite impact. Our team works with you to understand the difference, and provides you with the training to maximize the leverage of your personal brand. Your name and your identity is your brand, for the long term.

College Connections

RT36 has formal partnerships with every leading institution of higher education in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Our team is leveraging these relationships, nationally. Collaborate with our team to find your best college match. We’ll also help you apply for scholarships along the way.

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Our quality of services provided is guaranteed.


Together, the RT36 team will help empower your child’s journey towards purpose, passion, and service.

The RT36 membership fee also includes one month trial membership to the KA Connect Center.

  • Free Family Portraits (2 per year)
  • Access to Reserve Main Event Space, Computer Lab, and Gymnasium (750 seat capacity)
  • Access to KA Connect Center Scholarships (youth through adult)
  • 15% Clothing and Apparel at

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5 Week Session

$ 60
  • 1 payment of $60.00


$ 12
  • 5 weekly payments of $12.00

3 Months

$ 60
  • 3 monthly payments of $60.00

6 Months

$ 150
Monthly (4 Months)
  • 4 monthly payments of $150.00

RT36 Pre Work Preview

KA Connect Center Learning and Leadership Inventory (Quick Five Minute Survey)

Prior to your first day of RT36 classes, you are required to know the information shown below.

Students able to combine and share the information in the most creative format, using video, music, or poetry will receive a special prize! Entries should be shared with

American College Testing (“ACT”) Content:
· The highest score you can get on the ACT is a 36
· There are 4 content areas on the ACT
· 4 Content Areas: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning
· You are not penalized for wrong answers; questions answered CORRECTLY determine your ACT score

Questions and Minutes for each subject tested:
· English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
· Mathematics: 60 questions, 60 minutes
· Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
· Science Reasoning: 40 questions, 35 minutes

College Readiness ACT scores:

The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores required for students to get college credit for courses taken in the first year of college and indicate a high probability of success in credit bearing courses of English, college Algebra, social sciences courses or Biology. You must obtain the following scores to be determined college ready according to ACT:

· English 18 (39 questions right)
· Math 22 (35 questions right)
· Reading 22 (24 questions right)
· Science 23 (22 questions right)

English Test Breakdown:

a. Content and skills that are tested:
· Punctuation (10 questions)
· Grammar/usage (12 questions)
· Sentence structure (18 questions)
· Strategy (12 questions)
· Organization (11 questions) ; and
· Style (12 questions)

b. An ACT English score of 18 meets the college readiness standard

Mathematics Test Breakdown:
· Of the 60 questions, 24 questions are pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra. If you understand whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, numbers raised to positive integer powers, square roots of numbers, ratio, percent, multiples and factors of integers (integer is simply a whole number like 1, 2, 3…), ordering numbers from least to greatest or greatest to least, mean, median, and mode – that’s pre-Algebra and you have a great start toward college readiness before you tackle upper level math subjects.
· Know basic formulas and relationships (ex. Area of triangle and circles)
· Intermediate algebra which is quadratic formula, rational expressions, inequalities, absolute value, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers and Coordinate Geometry which is xy- plane, graphs of polynomials, equations, slopes, parallel and perpendicular lines, distances and midpoints make up 18 questions of this section
· Plane Geometry is 14 questions
· Trigonometry is only 4 questions

Reading Test Breakdown:
a. The 4 types of passages on the Reading test are Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities and Natural Science.
b. There are 5 different types of questions within the Reading section.
c. The 5 types of questions are big picture (main subject or narrator’s point of view), little picture/detail (small piece of factual information), vocabulary in context (meaning of word in the context of the passage), development and function (understanding of how thoughts should be organized in writing, or why they might be arranged a certain way for a specific argument), and inference (make an inference based on logical information in the passage)

Science Test Breakdown:
a. Three distinct formats on the Science Reasoning are Data representations, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints.
b. Focus in on interpreting data, (charts, graphs and tables) and information and making local conclusions (15 questions).
c. Research Summaries make up 18 questions. This is nothing more than understand, evaluate and interpret the design, execution and results of one or more experiments; and
d. Conflicting Viewpoints – 7 questions


OPTIONAL 5th Section of the ACT Test: 30-minute Writing Test – not required unless your college of choice requires.

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