ACT Test Dates/Registration Deadline
Dates are listed on the USD 284 paper and/or digital calendar. Dates are also available on the following website: ACT Test Dates and Fees
CCJSHS administers the ACT to all juniors for free in March. Again, please check the USD 284 paper and/or digital calendar for the specific date. It will also be announced on the School News email.
ACT with writing: $85
Test Option Change: $25
Participating in community service and leadership activities can be beneficial. Students who get involved can expect possible rewards for their extracurricular work, including: work and life experiences, connections, and a broader worldview. Many scholarships are starting to emphasize service and leadership participation. The donors/corporations are seeking to award money to students who have been active and reliable at school and community. They want to reward students who are willing to work and make the world a better place. Documentation should begin at the start of the student's freshman year.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject areas tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science. Writing can also be requested. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately three hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break. Chase County USD 284 will reimburse the test cost one time. Also, waivers are available for students who qualify.
The PSAT is offered to all sophomores and juniors and currently costs $15. The test gives all students an opportunity to experience taking a college readiness test and to identify students who might benefit from advanced coursework. Even if your child has not yet decided to attend college, the PSAT will be a valuable experience in helping decide his/her future plans. Resources that will be available include:
A list of personalized careers and potential college majors based upon the preferences indicated on the PSAT
Access to MyRoad, the College Board's interactive college and career planning website.
MY COLLEGE QUICK START, a personalized interactive planning program based upon the individual student's test results.
An online score report including projected SAT score ranges, state percentiles, and the ability to sort answer explanations by difficulty and question type.
By taking the PSAT in the 11th grade, all students will have the opportunity to qualify for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The PSAT is normally administered in the fall and scores usually arrive at school prior to Christmas.
The PreACT 8/9 is administered free for all freshmen and is usually given in October. Please check the digital calendar for the specific date. The date will also be in the School News email that goes out daily.
The test is not mandatory, but all students are encouraged to sign up. Signup will be announced via the School News email that goes out daily.
The PreACT 8/9 is a multiple-choice assessment that provides 9th grade students an early measure of College and Career Readiness while serving as a practice opportunity for the ACT test.
This test is free for all juniors and is usually administered in early October. Please check the digital calendar for the specific date. The date will also be in the School News email that goes out daily.
The test is not mandatory, but all students are encouraged to sign up. Signup will be announced via the School News email that goes out daily
ACT WorkKeys is an assessment that tests students’ job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and Essential Skills. Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Students who score at the bronze level (at least 3) in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents earn the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate.