Polk County high school juniors are receiving special attention this week to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT.
Polk County Schools has partnered with SC Test Prep to offer all juniors at Polk County High School and Polk County Early College a full day of ACT preparation. A non-profit group based in Spartanbug, SC Test Prep specializes in helping students with test strategies and preparation for the SAT and ACT.
All North Carolina high school juniors are required to take the ACT, a national college admissions exam that has four parts – English, math, reading and science. All four-year college and universities in the United States accept ACT results.
“If the first offering of this program proves beneficial, it could be expanded to also focus on individual students who might gain from more intensive work on the test,” said Aaron Greene, Polk County Schools director of curriculum and instruction.
“We believe this will help students perform better and may provide opportunities for those who might not have qualified for college or program admission.”