SOURCE: Harvard Learning Centers, Inc.

May 07, 2007 10:00 ET

Harvard Learning Centers Announces Major Expansion of Offerings and Marketing Reach Through Online Selling via Agreement With Nova Press

BOCA RATON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HVLN) announced today that it has entered into a distribution and joint marketing agreement to offer through its web site (, and to students in its classroom and tutorial programs, the full line of test preparation materials published by the Nova Press, Los Angeles, California ( The Harvard Learning Centers-Nova Press line will include books, software and online courses for preparation for the SAT and for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE and MCAT graduate level tests(1). All materials will be prominently co-branded with the Harvard Learning Center brand identity.

Donald Platten, President of the Harvard Learning Centers, stated, "This agreement not only greatly expands our offerings by allowing us to enter totally new national markets consisting of students in higher education, but immensely broadens our national reach for our traditional test-prep products and services by allowing us to sell throughout the country over the Internet. Moreover, having each of these materials imprinted with our brand further establishes our national recognition and greatly assists in building our reputation."

He concluded, "Most importantly, Harvard Learning Centers is now growing aggressively in two parallel directions: the Youth Sports Training Market with the acquisitions last month of BSA Athletics, Inc., and ASAP Athletics, Inc., and our traditional core business of training the minds of our young people."

About The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc.

The Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. offers training programs for both the mind and body of teenagers and young adults. Its primary focus to date has been to offer SAT-ACT test preparations that help high school students succeed ( SAT and ACT are standardized tests used by most U.S. colleges and universities for admission and placement decisions and scholarship eligibility. For SAT-ACT test preparation, the Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. offers classroom and online courses along with private tutoring. In April 2007, Harvard Learning Centers, Inc. expanded into the Youth Sports Training Market with the acquisition of BSA Athletics, Inc., an early-stage sports training and fitness company, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, and ASAP Athletics, Inc. ("ASAP"), which operates a 5,000-square-foot national sports training center for athletes in West Boca Raton, Florida. Harvard Learning Centers has stated that ASAP is the first of a series of "speed" camps that it plans to operate nationally.

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(1) SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. LSAT is a registered trademark of Law Services. GRE is a registered trademark of ETS. MCAT is a registered trademark of AAMC. GMAT is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council.

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