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Longbow Academic Readiness Accelerator

Accelerated Job Training

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Online

Aim high and travel far with a fast, free pathway into college and career training that offers personalized attention and nationally recognized credentials upon completion.

The Longbow Academic Readiness Accelerator program is a smart, no-cost way to begin your college experience.

In just 4-16 weeks, our instructors get you on your way toward coursework and training that really counts toward your career goals.

Longbow offers a comfortable lab setting where you can work one-on-one with instructors or in small a group. You’ll have the opportunity to move through the curriculum at a pace that’s right for you, advancing quickly through material you’ve already mastered or taking more time with a topic.

In addition to specific test preparation assistance, receive valuable help with test-taking strategies, general study skills, note taking and time management. STLCC advisors and Longbow staff will guide you quickly from the program into your chosen coursework. No matter where you’re headed, upon completion of Longbow, you’ll be able to take a nationally recognized WorkKeys certification with you.

Did you know…

Longbow helps students save time, tuition and Pell grant dollars. A quick investment of time and effort can yield great results!

Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Longbow Academic Readiness Accelerator is most commonly referred to as just Longbow. Longbow is a smart, no-cost way to begin or continue your college experience.

No. If you are placed into developmental education coursework, you are eligible for Longbow.

You are finished when you are ready for your next step, whatever that may be. We do not assign grades; rather, we measure competency.

However long it takes! Our goal is to have you ready before your next step begins, whether that next step is a credit course, an accelerated training program, or employment.

No. Longbow is a non-credit course.

There is currently no cost to participate.

You'll need a pen, pencil and paper. A three-ring binder and a spiral notebook are helpful. Highlighters for literacy. No textbooks required.

No. You can set your schedule within the available time slots. The Longbow supervisor will assist you in creating a schedule. Often, students will combine working independently with working with instructors, depending on need, preference, and other commitments.

Yes. We have four complete Accuplacer practice tests and a full suite of WorkKeys lessons, practices, and tests.

WorkKeys is an assessment used by employers and job training programs to determine workplace readiness. Benchmark scores on WorkKeys provide national certification.

You can choose math and/or literacy. Reading and English (literacy) are integrated to some extent, which may mean you’re asked to do both even if you’re focused on just one. If we have reached capacity, preference will be given to students who need both math and literacy.

We offer priority enrollment to students in MTH:020, MTH:040, and MTH:050. If space permits, we can assist with MTH:140.

Assuming pandemic-related constraints are removed, we offer virtual learning as well as in-person learning at the Florissant Valley campus. We will soon have a physical location at the Forest Park campus, also.

Math instructors are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Math is also open Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Literacy is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

All that is required is a conversation with the Longbow supervisor, Mat Favre. He will register you for the class and answer any other questions you have.
Office phone: 314-513-4996
Email: mfavre@stlcc.edu


ACCUPLACER® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this program.

ACT® WorkKeys® is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.

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