Looking to up your game on the ACT? Just a couple of points can mean a big difference for your future, so up your game today! Here is a quick guide to some of the tools and strategies that you can use to get the stellar 21+ ACT score that you deserve!
ACT ACADEMY ONLINE (www.academy.act.org)
ACT Academy is a free, online resource provided directly by the company that gives the ACT! It lets you take a diagnostic test to find where you need help, and then gives you videos and lessons to help you improve in the areas where you need it most. Built from actual ACT questions, ACT Academy could be the leg up that you need!
KHAN ACADEMY (www.khanacademy.org)
Like ACT Academy, Khan Academy is a free, online resource that helps you grow in skill areas where you need help! There’s even a free app for smartphone users. You can even link your PSAT results to Khan Academy if you have a free account at College Board (account.collegeboard.org), and it will give you customized lessons based on your PSAT!
GRADE RESULTS ACT PREP
Grade Results is an online tool available through your clever login to all high school students in Shelby County Schools. Choose the test section that you want to work on, and then you can take the diagnostic test to unlock lessons that support the areas where you need the most help.
SCS SATURDAY ACT WORKSHOPS (FEBUARY 1st & MARCH 28 9:00AM-2:00PM)
This year our District is offering a specialized workshop every 9 weeks to boost student success on ACT! Our workshop teachers have been trained by Jane Ross Tutoring to teach you the tips and tricks to boost your score on every section of the test. Your parent/guardian can enroll you in the PowerSchool Parent Portal or you can ask your school counselor to register you for the session! Transportation from your school to the workshop site and lunch are both provided!
PEER POWER U of M ACT PREP UNIVERSITY
ACT Prep University is a free workshop opportunity for SCS students takes place at The University of Memphis on
Saturdays from 9:30AM-12:30PM. Each round is comprised of 5 Saturday sessions of instruction and teaches ACT testing strategies and also helps students refresh content knowledge they may need to brush up on to succeed. Free transportation is provided from your school to the U of M. Check out http://www.peerpowerfoundation.org/act-prep for a schedule of course times and information on when and how to register.
HELP AND ACT PREP THROUGH YOUR SCHOOL!
One of the best resources you have to help you prepare for the ACT are the teachers that you see every day. If you know there is an area of the ACT that you might struggle with (especially if you’ve already taken the ACT, a practice test or the PSAT), then don’t be afraid to reach out to your teachers or counselors for support! Your teachers may be able to help you with a concept you are working to master, or even provide you with tutoring in the area where you need to work most. Never forget that every person in your school wants you to succeed on the ACT!