ACT registration must be done online @ www.actstudent.org. If it's the first time a student registers, it usually takes about an hour (by the time the student completes the interest inventory, educational information, future plans, etc). After that, it typically only takes about 10 minutes to register for additional testing sessions.
We highly recommend that students place their ACT account information (username, password, and email they have used) in a secure location that they will be able to access later.
Special ACT Codes:
Our ACT High School Code is 181-845.
To use WCHS as your testing center, our code is 160950. To find a test center's scheduled test dates, choose its state, territory, or province. You can narrow your search by typing in part or all of the city or test center name. Test centers are listed under the actual city name, not metropolitan area. http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers/
When you register for the ACT, you may send your test scores to 4 colleges for free. To select your 4 choices, view the list @ http://www.actstudent.org/scores/scodes/. We encourage you to take advantage of this FREE offer. If you choose to send your test scores through ACT after the testing session, ACT will charge you.
ACT Fee Waivers:
ACT fee waivers are available for qualifying students. Fee Waivers are granted to juniors and seniors who receive free and reduced lunch at Wayne County High School. Fee Waivers are located in the counselors' office at Wayne County High School. If you are eligible, you may use a maximum of two separate fee waivers total during your high school career. The waiver is used once it is given to you, even if you do not test on the requested test date. IMPORTANT: To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date. Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee for your test option, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). Waivers do not cover the late registration fee, test date or test center changes, standby fee, or any other services. Therefore, if you register during the late-registration period, change your test date or location, or request any additional services, you must pay for those fees using a valid credit or debit card before submitting your registration. An ACT fee waiver will not cover those fees.
Gear Up Fee Waivers: Our school does have a Gear Up program. Gear Up often purchases fee waivers for students in their program. For more information, see the WCHS Gear Up representatives (Mrs. Tiffani Bertram, Mr. Dean Sumpter, or Mr. Austin Shearer).
ACT Test Prep Sites:
ACT Test Prep Classes:
Kim Gardner runs an ACT Test Prep class called "Class 101." She says students who participate in ACT Prep with Class 101 gain, on average, 3 points. As you know, those 3 points can make a huge difference in scholarship dollars. Classes are typically held in Somerset over a 4-week span. The cost is usually around $399. If you are interested, you may call Kim @ 859-779-2395 or email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT Academy (New Resource):
ACT is providing a free resource now available to all students, parents, teachers, principals, and other educators. ACT Academy is an online learning tool that provides personalized, free resources unique to student learning gaps and aligned to the ACT reporting categories.
ACT Academy (OpenEd) is a collection of K-12 videos, games, quizzes, and interactives from publishers such as Flocabulary, NASA, Crash Course, GeoGebra, PBS, and tens of thousands of others that students can access via any computer, tablet, Chromebook, or even their smartphones. If students are using Google Classroom or Canvas, they can access ACT Academy by simply clicking on the single sign on button during log in or sign up.
Resources are curated for quality, grade and subject appropriateness.
Scaffolded content presented determined by student performance on diagnostics, tailored to each student's areas of need.
Videos are typically followed by a short, formative assessment to gauge student understanding.
ACT Academy supports access for all students, including additional supports for English language learners and students with disabilities, such as a closed captioning option on 250,000 videos, text increase and contrast for the visually impaired, and answer masking and highlighting.
ACT Academy encourages parent involvement. When teachers create classes, parents have the ability to observe their student's classes, meaning they will be able to see what their student's teacher is assigning, and the grades their student is getting on those assignments. In addition, parents will be given their own Workspace, which acts as their own class. Parents can assign extra assignments to help their student with any standards they are having trouble with, and track their progress in a Mastery Chart.
Multiple resources are available for educators and parents including an ACT Academy Overview, ACT Academy Quick Start Guide for Educators, and an Invitation for Parents.