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Nabbing a spot in one of NYC's best public high schools can change kids' lives--but who gets in? Only the few who conquer the SHSAT.
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    HALL MONITOR **Added Reward** -- All of the Above (except HONOR ROLL) PLUS a signed DVD of Curtis's first movie, Vincent Who?

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    PRIVATE TUTOR -- In addition to being an established documentary filmmaker, Curtis Chin has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, has experience as a professional fundraiser and is now a Visiting Scholar at NYU. He’ll sit down for a half-hour meeting with you and teach you anything you need to know about filmmaking, fundraising and similar topics. This will be a meeting via Skype.

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    REPORT CARD -- Do you have a great script? Adam has worked as a creative exec at HBO Digital, Disney|ABC, and MTV. Curtis has written for several TV shows on major networks. They’ll read your script, give notes, and helpfully critique your work.

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    TEACHER'S PET -- Private screening. Curtis and/or a key member of the "Tested" team will host a private screening in your home for you and your friends. We’ll bring the movie, popcorn, and snacks to watch and discuss the film together (NY or L.A. only).

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    GUEST SPEAKER -- Curtis Chin will fly to you (anywhere in the continental US) and thank you in person for your donation. He’ll also host a special screening of "Tested" or award-winning "Vincent Who?" in your city.
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    EXTRACURRICULAR -- Nerd Tour of NYC! A key member of the "Tested" team will give you a tour of the geekiest places in the city, personalized to your unique interests.
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