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On Tuesday, April 3 all juniors will take the ACT (or NSCAS alternate assessment for those who qualify). Due to the testing parameters, there will be no school for students in the 9th, 10th and 12th grade on that day. Students who have taken the ACT in the past are still required to participate in this exam. Click here to see the ACT overview presentation.

Taking the ACT during the school day has many benefits to students and families, which include:
• Receive personalized information to explore future college and career options
• Eliminate the testing cost to families on this day
• Reduce student stress through testing in a familiar environment
• Used by all four-year colleges and universities for admission and scholarship decisions

Buses will run as normal for all high schools and students will have the opportunity to stay for lunch and regular dismissal at 3:05 p.m. Building principals will provide information regarding post-test activities and release information.

Attendance is extremely important on Tuesday, April 3. This is an opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT. Students can use their ACT scores for college admissions and scholarship applications. A student’s ACT score can validate his/her college plans. Scores may also help some students see college as an option not previously considered.

What NOT to Bring to the Test:
Students do not need to bring anything to the test. Cell phones or electronic devices, including smart watches, fitness bands and any other device with recording, internet or communication capabilities are not permitted in the testing rooms. 

FREE Online Prep Materials Available For ALL 11th Grade Students
All OPS students in Grade 11 have access to ACT Online Prep at: http://onlineprep.act.org. Students can log in with their OPS email.
• Username: user ID@ops.org
• Password: Student’s OPS identification number

Please ensure your student gets a good night of sleep prior to arriving at school to take the test.

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