Below is information on the upcoming ACT Test that we will be giving to all juniors at AHS.
- Who: All AHS Juniors (Juniors who attend Tri-County Career Center (TCCC) will take the ACT at TCCC on a date that will be determined by TCCC)
- What: The ACT online (without Writing)
- Schedule: English (45 mins), Math (60 mins), 15 min break, Reading (35 mins) and Science (35 mins)
- When: February 23rd & 25th; 8:00am-12:30pm (approximately)
- Where: The AHS Gymnasium and assigned testing rooms (all students will be testing in the gym unless they recieve an email with another testing room assignment)
- Why: To fulfill an option for graduation and prepare for the college admissions process.
- Cost: FREE
**All students must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times**
Students in cohort A and online students whose last names begin with A-L will test on Tuesday, February 23. If a student is absent, they will have an opportunity to make-up the exam on Wednesday, February 24 in Room A111.
Students in cohort B and online students whose last names begin with M-Z will test on Thursday, February 25. If a student is absent, they will have an opportunity to make-up the exam on Thursday, March 4 in Room A111.
Online students are allowed to leave after the test if they have their own transportation. If online students need transportation to or from the school on test day, please contact the guidance office at 740-797-4521 ext.1007 NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH so we can make arrangements with the bus garage. If students need transportation home after the test, they will have to wait until the end of the school day and they will be required to follow their school schedule and report to their assigned class after the test is over. Lunch will be provided for online students that stay the whole school day so they should also let the guidance office know if they will need lunch.
**If you are participating in CC+ courses, please make arrangements with your professors/instructors for this date and time so that you can participate in the entire test session.
The ACT is required unless you meet the exemptions below. You may be exempt from taking this exam IF:
You have “Remediation Free” scores from a previous ACT on file at Athens High School. If you have not submitted these scores to us, you will need to include a verifiable copy of your score report to the guidance office NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH. You must also have a written and signed statement from your parent or guardian indicating that they wish for you not to take the ACT for free with us. Your parent or guardian can also email email@example.com.
Students should report to the Gymnasium between 7:30am and 7:45am on their assigned test day for testing. Please be on time as we cannot admit students who arrive late!
All students will remain in their testing rooms until all exam sections are complete.
You are only permitted to have a pencil and an approved calculator during this exam. If you have questions regarding the calculator, you may ask your math teacher or visit the ACT Calculator Policy.
Please leave Phones, personally owned Laptops, Wireless headphones, Smart Watches, Fitness Bands, books, backpacks and food in a designated area. These items are not permitted in the testing room.
Please bring your school issued Chromebook and make sure it is fully charged. There is no guarantee that we can provide you with a backup. If you opted out of receiving a Chromebook please email firstname.lastname@example.org BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH so that we can get you a Chromebook. Personally owned laptops aren’t permitted.
All students but complete non-test information prior to taking the exam. You will receive more information about how to complete the non-test information in a separate email that will be sent out in mid February.
Additionally, here are links with information about the ACT and where to find practice tests:
Taking the ACT Test: State Testing & District Testing (2021)
Preparing for the ACT Test Taken Online (2021)
If you have any questions, please contact:
Suzanne Powell, School Counselor for students whose last name begins with A-L email@example.com
Evonne Amparbeng, School Counselor for students whose last name begins with M-Z firstname.lastname@example.org