The main mission of Top Scholar College Prep is to help students gain admission to their dream college and to become lifelong learners.
Our educational philosophy encompasses various methods to discover each individual’s potential and to foster their growth. Our holistic approach teaches students to develop positive behaviors and attitudes, nurtures them to take initiative in their own learning skills and study habits, and encourages students to set goals, and to meet and exceed these goals.
Furthermore, we engage them to be independent thinkers with professional aspirations, and to become contributing members to society as well.
With this philosophy, Top Scholar College Prep has guided countless students and parents in their understanding of the American education system and academic spirit. Our students have been accepted to many prestigious universities, and have also gone on to successful careers.
In 2005, Director Arthur Shih established Chino Hill’s first professional college preparatory institute (SAT/ACT/AP). Since then, we have been recognized as the largest and most reputable college prep and after-school program in the area. As we continue to innovate in response to educational reforms and development, we are excited and honored to announce, that as of September 2015, the name of our school has changed to “Top Scholar College Prep.”
Director Arthur Shih continues his leadership of the same administration and teaching teams to provide great quality services to students and parents. English and standardized testing materials will continue to be developed and produced by our professional educational material team, Diamond Bar Keystone Educational Publishers, Inc.
Our school has guided numerous students to achieve their academic goals in the classroom and to gain acceptance to the universities of their choice. Testimonials and positive feedback from students and parents continue to drive us to innovate and excel.
Recent major changes to education, including the implementation of “Common Core” curriculum standards, revision of the SAT and ACT tests, the increasing competitiveness of the college admissions process, have left many students and parents confused. Together with our enthusiastic and experienced educators, we will build upon our foundation, and continue our pursuit of excellence in providing the most up-to-date professional and comprehensive educational services to our students and parents.
To provide an excellent learning environment for our growing number of students, Top Scholar College Prep has relocated in January 2017 to a new facility with over 5,000 square feet of space. The new facility is located less than two miles from our previous location and is across from the beautiful English Springs Park at the intersection of Chino Hills Parkway and Grand Avenue. Our redesigned facility, with new technology, will add new dimensions to interactive learning.
Top Scholar College Prep helped me towards academic success when I first moved to the US in the 9th grade. I started in ELD courses, but the Top Scholar teachers and staff helped me to quickly overcome the language barrier. Under their guidance and tutoring I gained a deeper understanding of my class work and advanced to achieve high grades at school in my honors and AP classes. My Top Scholar teachers were very knowledgeable and experienced, and accommodated my unique academic needs. Top Scholar SAT teachers trained me in test prep strategy for both Math and Verbal and I improved my score by 900 points to achieve a total score of 2200! Not only did Top Scholar help me to reach a high SAT score, they also helped me strengthen my education foundation. Top Scholar is dedicated to each student’s academic progress and shares the same goal of encouraging students to realize their true potential. I will be attending Harvard and I would like to thank Top Scholar College Prep for all they have done for me in making my dream come true!
The Top Scholar College Prep staff became more than just mentors. They became my friends and genuinely cared about my aspirations. Once an obligation, studying soon became a more meaningful study of endurance and drive and determination as my teachers inspired me to push myself harder. Top Scholar College Prep helped me rise from a 1700 to a 2340, and when college application season came, nearly the entire staff reviewed and pored over my countless college essays and applications to make sure I could stand out in a pool of thousands. Top Scholar College Prep gave me the best fighting chance I had, and I have them to thank for it.
As a former student of Top Scholar College Prep’s SAT Program, I can personally attest to the faculty’s genuine and unwavering dedication to providing the best for its students. Not only did the teachers at Top Scholar College Prep help me increase my SAT score by 300 points to 2280, but they also instilled in me diligence, determination, and confidence – traits that allowed me to maintain success throughout high school. With their continued support and guidance, Top Scholar College Prep helped me reach academic heights that I initially thought I could never have reached. After taking the summer course, I was inspired by my teachers and peers to take six AP classes during my junior year and achieved straight As. Additionally, amidst all of the confusion and complexity that stems from the college application process, Top Scholar supported me and offered insight on how to highlight my best traits for a competitive application. I can unequivocally say that Top Scholar College Prep has contributed greatly to my academic success; I would not be where I am now without their assistance.
Thanks to Top Scholar College Prep, my SAT performance improved exponentially. Under their wonderful guidance and instruction, my SAT score increased from 1900 to 2340 after attending Top Scholar’s SAT summer program. I especially benefited from their practice examinations, as they helped me to refine my test-taking skills under a realistic exam environment. Without their tutelage, I doubt I ever would have realized my true test-taking potential.