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Longbow Academic Readiness Accelerator

Accelerated Job Training

@ Florissant Valley

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!

Upon successful completion of this program, you will:

  • Improve ACCUPLACER® or ACT WorkKeys® test scores to meet required benchmarks for your next level of education or training
  • Complete ACT WorkKeys and earn a nationally recognized credential
  • Become eligible to participate in STLCC job training programs
  • Get on the fast track toward your larger college and career goals

Eligibility requirements:

  • ACCUPLACER and/or WorkKeys assessment scores below benchmarks required for an STLCC program or class
  • Students who are enrolled in both literacy and math will be engaged 4 or 5 days/week, or at least 15 hours


Longbow is free to accepted applicants!

Get started now!

  • If you have not yet applied to take STLCC classes, do so now here.
  • Do you already have your ACCUPLACER scores? You can discuss the Longbow program with your STLCC advisor or contact program supervisor Mat Favre at 314-513-4996.

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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