Why Pay For College When a FULL RIDE can be SCORED?

From Valencia Belle, Founder of the S.C.H.O.O.L.S. and CLEARED Programs... 

Many students who complete a SCHOOLS ACT Prep Intensive receive a higher ACT Score resulting in the receipt of a FULL RIDE or Presidential Scholarship.

Our average ACT Composite Score Increase is 7 to 10 points, with all students who have participated experiencing a Subject Area increase in 2 or more Subjects in just FIVE WEEKS!

With high quality, cost effective ACT PREP, students and their parents can fund all four years of college based on 1 ACT SCORE!

We begin standardized test prep as early as the Third Grade to prepare our students for qualification for such prestigious programs as the Duke TIP and National Merit Scholarship Programs. 

For a minimal investment of time and money, that is, the cost of the actual ACT test and the cost of the SCHOOLS ACT Prep Intensive, multiple parents and students have saved HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of DOLLARS in college costs!  










Ms. Belle :)


Hear from our satisfied parents and students ....


Thank you, Ms. Belle! 
My son's score increased from a 15 to a 30, in JUST 5 WEEKS!
He's accepting his FULL RIDE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP this week!
Mrs. Bracy
Ms. Hines
Good Morning Ms. Belle:
Thank you for your guidance and dedicated support to our students.  As an educator, I realize the value of continuous education and the vitality of your services assisting students with life long learning.
My son, your tutee, James L. Harris, originally scored a composite of 21 on his April-ACT.  Today, his September-ACT score report reflected +7 points in Reading, +6 points in Math, and +1 point in English, with a new composite score of (+3) 24!
As a result of your professional guidance and relevant resources (and sources) that were included in your sessions - we now have the opportunity to become more qualified for college acceptances/college funding/scholarships.
We have already been accepted to 6 colleges!
Thank you for all that you do!
Kimberly White-Harris
Ms. Belle:
She FINALLY made the 30 Plus Club...and she's ONLY A SOPHOMORE!
See you in the Summer!
We're aiming for a PERFECT 36 before high school graduation!
Thank You SO much!
Mrs. Cooner
Dear Ms. Belle and others working in the S.C.H.O.O.L.S. Program,

The only words that I could begin this email with are “Thank you”. By utilizing skills that I learned in your class regarding the ACT as well as college preparedness, I have been able to soar beyond my past achievements and get ready for the next stage in my life. I am truly blessed and excited to say that I did make it to the “30+ Club” by scoring a 30 on my most recent ACT. I am also happy to say that I am maintaining a 4.09 Cumulative GPA and that I will be attending the illustrious Tuskegee University in the Fall of 2018 on a full ride scholarship. My major will most likely be Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business. With all of these accomplishments, I could never forget about you all and the entire program for helping me get to this point. So again, I say “Thank You”.

P. Harris
Mobile, Alabama
Ms. Belle:
My daughter's score increased 200 points in only 2 weeks on the SAT!
She's been ADMITTED to the college of her dreams, thanks to you!
We'll be enrolling in your FULL 5 WEEK ONLINE COURSE as SOON as it opens again!
Ms. Lee 
I am a mother of 3 children who thought I'd never be a nurse...UNTIL NOW! Thank you, Ms. Belle, for helping me achieve the ACT score I needed to be accepted to Upper Division of Nursing school! I graduated from high school YEARS ago...but you made EVERYTHING SO SIMPLE ! The 3-hour round trip commute was worth it !
Ms. Busby
Ms. Belle :)
I just wanted to thank you again! I earned a $74,000 scholarship thanks to your ACT Prep!
Mercedez King Chestang
Ms. Belle:
Thank You! Joi scored a 24 on her FIRST try! She's only a 7th Grader! She'd been invited to the DUKE TIP Honors Convocation! Please join us there! 
Dr. Williams  
Thank you Ms. Belle...I am a Semi-Finalist for the Gates Millineal Scholarship !
Katore James
This God-sent woman right here changed my life...up 10 points on the GRE...starting Grad school in the
Thanks Ms. Belle !!
Santorial Brumfield
Ms. Belle:
I earned my 32 and my FULL RIDE to USA!
Thank you!
Stephen Cahoon
Ms. Belle,
I am a SCHOLAR and a D1 Prospect with a 30 on the ACT!
Thank you for EVERYTHING
Cameron Owens

Ms. Belle's Bio

“ The Seven Women

Every Woman Should Know ” 


Author of "The Seven Women Every Woman Should Know", Valencia Belle is a Scientist and Entrepreneur who has spent her career helping to shape young minds by opening up the possibilities of “STEM” careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  

A native of Mobile, Alabama and a true scholar-athlete at heart, she began running track and field at the age of 5.  At the age of 12, as an entering high school freshman, she began her first fee-for-service tutorial business assisting fellow students with ACT Prep in Science and Math.  While attending Murphy High School, Valencia thrived in sports, in civic service and in Science and Engineering.  She was chosen as the Alabama SECME and one of 7 NACME Scholars in the country, as the Bryant Jordan Region VI Scholar –Athlete Award Winner, as an Azalea Trail Maid (Yellow), as Varsity Track Team Captain and as the Homecoming Queen - all while competing as a Team USA TAC Junior Olympian at the age of 16.

Valencia received her first Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama, where she majored in Biology.  There, she was a member of Freshman Forum, the Student Government Association and the Elliot Society.  She served as the Variety Director for University Programs and as a charter member and Secretary of the XXXI Women’s Honorary.  She would make the Dean’s and the President’s Lists.  She was also 2nd Runner-up and Miss Congeniality in the Miss Alabama USA Pageant.  Valencia not only was chosen as a Distinguished University Graduate, receiving the Bloom Award, one of the top three University honors given for improving inter-faith and inter-group relations, but was also honored as one of the University’s first minority IRBP Summer Fellows at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Infectious Diseases for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  

Although less than 1% of all NIH researchers are women and/or persons of color, Valencia was awarded an IRTA Fellowship with the National Institutes of Health upon graduation from the University of Alabama.  Her research focus was on the “Simian Immunodeficiency Virus,” or SIV, in a special breed of monkey and how this virus was connected to HIV in humans.  Her research team led by Dr. Vanessa Hirsch helped advance the development of genetic mapping for anti-viral medications and vaccinations now made available world-wide to help those suffering with HIV. To increase access to high quality, cost effective healthcare and foster better interdisciplinary communication for positive patient outcomes, she developed a holistic, fully integrated, family system based healthcare model called “NAMES”.  This would lead to Valencia receiving coveted Research Awards from both the National Cancer Institute and the Pediatric AIDS Foundation for the community health and educational outreach initiatives she began in minority and rural communities in the greater Washington DC Metro area, Maryland and Virginia.  

Valencia would go on to complete a second Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master’s Degree in Family Studies and Systems Integration from the University of Maryland. Her research would eventually focus on the achievement motivation of African- American girls seeking “STEM” healthcare careers.  At the VCU School of Nursing, she was awarded the Johnson and Johnson Breakthrough to Nursing National Award, the Mary Marshall Virginia Department of Health Award and was named the School of Nursing’s “Black History in the Making” Award Recipient.  At Maryland, she earned induction into Phi Delta Kappa International Education Honor Society.  Her work would take her abroad, to the Dutch West Indies, to research the different barriers and lack of educational opportunities for minority girls internationally who dreamed of attaining “STEM” healthcare careers within the US.  Her work in the Dutch West Indies led to her being chosen to work at Duke University Hospital and assist with efforts for the Duke Global Health Initiatives through the Duke School of Nursing, where she was chosen as a State Finalist for the Albert Schweitzer Award.

Today, Valencia is once again based in Mobile, Alabama as a Scientist and Entrepreneur.  She is the principal research consultant and owner of the Obsidian Consulting Group, which focuses on enhancing educational opportunities for minority girls seeking careers in Healthcare, Science or Engineering.  In 2009, Valencia spearheaded the Edith Mitchell Health Initiative (EMHI) in honor of her late grandmother who founded the first nursing program for African Americans in Mobile Alabama at Carver State Technical College, which is now the School of Nursing at Bishop State Community College. Since its inception, the EMHI has awarded over 30 scholarships to deserving minority and female students seeking “STEM” healthcare careers at Bishop State and Tuskegee University. Volunteers from the EMHI’s Nursing Academy of Achievers have given over 1,000 hours of free Nursing coursework and NCLEX tutoring for students enrolled in Nursing programs, have offered over 2,000 hours of complimentary ACT, Math and Science tutoring to aspiring high school students and have manned over 20 healthcare screenings servicing more than 4,800 clients through capacity building and community partnerships.  

In 2015, after 26 years, Valencia reunited with her first professional African American female STEM mentor, Dr. Latitia McCane, Academic Dean of Bishop State, to launch a powerful educational pipeline that has occasioned the following four initiatives in just one year: 1) the launching of the S.C.H.O.O.L.S Program (Success Can Happen Out Of Low Scores) Academic Enrichment and Supplemental Education Services Company, which offers ACT Prep, STEM tutoring and “wrap-around” educational coaching services to advance graduation rates and college entrance, 2) the creation of the JEM Scholars Program (Jumpstart to English and Math), which offers Dual Enrollment to eradicate the need of remedial collegiate courses pre-admission while making college affordable through the completion of college credit during high school, 3) the GOOGLE [X] Diabetes / Life Sciences Division Research Study, where Valencia, as a member of the research team, offers minority participants state of the art biotechnology in the control and management of diabetes, and most recently, 4) the opening of the LSHSC (Leflore Student Health Services Clinic), which offers high quality, cost effective healthcare free of charge to students in a clinic run and manned by STEM healthcare degree seeking minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Please visit for more information regarding these pioneering programs.