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Piedmont Offers ACT Blitz for Juniors

In an effort to better prepare students for the March 4 ACT, Piedmont High will offer an ACT Blitz on Saturday, March 1, from 9 am to 1 pm. Transportation will be provided. A light breakfast will be offered during check in from 8:30-8:55. Students should sign up in guidance Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7. Contact English teacher Stacy Vickers with any questions concerning the ACT Blitz.

During the ACT Blitz, students will rotate to four sessions: reading comprehension, English, science, and math. Each 50-minute session will be taught by a Piedmont High School teacher and will focus on question types and strategies to answering questions.
According to Principal Dr. Jonathan Tyson, parents have requested more ACT preparation for students because juniors have the opportunity to send this score to potential colleges and universities. Since 2012, all juniors have taken the ACT as part of North Carolina’s accountability system.

The ACT is a national college entrance exam that tests students’ college readiness skills in reading, English, science and math. For the English section, there are multiple choice questions about language and writing as well as a 30 minute timed essay. Many universities in North Carolina accept the ACT as another college entrance exam. Traditionally, students in North Carolina have taken the SAT, but more students are taking both.

The Union County Public Library also offers free ACT preparation materials through its databases. For more information about registration for additional ACT assessments, visit http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers/.

Written by: Stacy Vickers, English Teacher
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 by Donna Helms

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