WHAT is the Pre-ACT? PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading and science. The Pre-ACT offers an ACT Interest Inventory, the results of which provide students with a personalized view of interests with college and career alignment.
WHY? In the past, HHS has only offered the PSAT to 10th and 11th graders. The SAT and ACT are different tests and by providing this opportunity we give you access to both - Pre-ACT in 10th and PSAT in 11th, so you can make an informed decision as to which test is right for you! The ACT is accepted by ALL colleges and universities and is taken by 3 million students across the country. http://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html
WHO? Strongly recommended, but not mandatory, for all sophomores****For this fall 2017, the Pre-ACT will be offered to sophomores first. Any sophomores who would prefer to take the PSAT over the Pre-ACT, will go on a waiting list - first come first served.
DATE of Pre-ACT: Saturday October 14th, 2017
TIME: Students should arrive at the Library for check-in at 8:00am
DISMISSAL: Students will be dismissed at approximately 10:30/11am
DISMISSAL FOR STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS: Will vary depending on the accommodation. Students with accommodations should bring lunch as testing may extend beyond lunchtime.
COST: Registration by 9/27/17: $30 Late registration by 10/2/17: $45 - acceptance of late registration is based on availability of tests
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Students eligible for free and reduced lunch or student experiencing financial hardship should see their counselor.
STUDENTS REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS: The registration form will ask what accommodations you need. Accommodations requested must be written into a student's IEP or 504 plan. Approval to use accommodations on the Pre-ACT DOES NOT indicate approval of those same accommodations on the national test.
PROCESS FOR REGISTERING:
1. Complete this online registration form2. Write a check for $30 ($45 if late registration) made payable to Town of Holliston - include Pre-ACT, Student Name and Grade Level in the note section of the check3. Return payment to the HHS Guidance Office
DEADLINE TO REGISTER & PAY: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th (Late Reg: Friday 10/2)
ROOM ROSTERS: Room rosters will be available on the guidance website (https://hhsguidance.wordpress.com/) the Thursday prior to testing, October 12th.