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Free ACT opportunity - Juniors
November 2021 - The Snohomish School District will be offering the ACT (American College Test) free of charge for all high school juniors on March 8, 2022 during the school day. This is an amazing opportunity for students to take a college entrance exam at no cost to families and for our schools to collect data that will help improve student learning. As a district, offering free ACT reflects our commitment to eliminating barriers to career and college readiness. Students testing on March 8 at their high school will be registered by the district office. Therefore, you do not need to do anything to register your student for the March 8, 2022 testing session. Students who take the ACT outside of the March 8 district-hosted testing will need to follow the ACT National testing process on www.act.org.
The ACT is a leading U.S. college admissions test and includes tests in science, writing, reading, math and English. It is a curriculum-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. It includes an Interest Inventory that provides students with valuable information for career and educational planning as well as a Student Profile Section that provides a comprehensive profile of an examinee’s work in high school and his/her future. To learn more about the ACT, please visit www.act.org.
Students who may need testing accommodations such as students with an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan), 504 Plan, or specific health plans and students receiving English Language (EL) services, will be contacted by their special education teacher, counselor, EL teacher, or school nurse. For the accommodations request to be submitted to ACT on your student’s behalf, the request form must be filled out completely with parent consent, which can be done over the phone. For students on a 504 Plan, ACT requires a doctor’s note when requesting accommodations; if you do not have one on file with our district office, you will need to provide one. All accommodation forms must be completed by January 6, 2022.
Please note that if your student is approved for an accommodation, they will be testing on March 8 - March 11, 2022 at your student’s school, grouped according to timing code.
Specific testing directions will come from your school site. For accommodation request questions, please contact your child’s school:
AIM High School
Glacier Peak High School
Brittany Elliott, Assistant Principal
Snohomish High School
Anne Tompkins, Assistant Principal