Students volunteer for weeklong boot camp to prep for ACT tests

NEWPORT, KY (AP) - Dozens of high school students are participating in the ACT Boot Camp, which is being offered this week in Newport.

Co-owners Mark Treas and Rhett Barbour told The Kentucky Enquirer that the camp is more about how to better take the test to raise scores, not on how to improve knowledge in subject areas. The company says if students don't score better after taking the $300 class, they can take it again for free. If they still don't score better, they get their money back.

In the three years since they began offering the class, hundreds have taken the test and Treas says only four have repeated it. Nobody has asked for a refund.

The camp was timed to coincide with the ACT exam, which will be administered Saturday nationwide.

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