The Career Center at Garden City High School has started a new initiative to promote studying for the ACT test among all GCHS students. The Career Center will post a new question each week for students to answer online. Studying for the ACT in small amounts each week can have a significant impact on a student’s score. The questions were gathered from official ACT practice tests and will rotate through each of the four ACT topics: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Students who participate will be eligible to earn prizes throughout the year. Students should follow @GCCareerCntr on Twitter to access the questions each week, or they can locate the question on the “ACT Question of the Week” poster outside of the Career Center.
“The goal of the initiative is to prepare students for the types of questions asked on the ACT, encourage students to begin studying early, and increase our students’ ACT scores,” said Jenny Hands, Career & Technical Education Coordinator. “The Kansas Qualified Admissions Policy requires students to earn a score of 21 or higher on the ACT or graduate in the top 1/3 of their class,” Hands said. You can learn more about Kansas Qualified Admissions at http://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/qualified_admissions .
Students who plan to attend a four-year university are encouraged to take the ACT during their Junior year of high school. Many experts suggest planning to take the ACT at least twice as students are able to submit their highest score to colleges during the application process. Students who are planning to take the ACT this year should pay close attention to the ACT testing schedule, the ACT has six test dates scheduled during the 2017-2018 school year and firm registration deadlines are scheduled over a month prior to each testing date. The complete ACT testing schedule and other information about the ACT can be found online at www.act.org.