ACT Student Champion Award

Students, if you have taken the ACT and achieved a 22 or higher, this may be for you!

The ACT student champion award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

This award is especially good for students that are going to be attending college for the first time in their family (first generation college student).

Application: ACT Student Champion Award (Seniors)
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Criteria:
-A student who has overcome challenges and can show what they are going to after high school, whether it is entering the workforce, or getting a post secondary education.
-Students must have a 22 on the ACT and a GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation college students.
Award: $500

 

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Upcoming Deadlines!

Here are some upcoming deadlines to be watching for!

February ACT: Registration is due this Friday, January 13th. Cost is $42.50. There will not be a test offered here at THS. Students wishing to take this test will need to select another testing location.

Regents’ Scholarship: The final deadline for Regents’ Scholarship is February 1st. The application and all additional materials must be in by this date. If you think you might qualify for Regents’ please see Miss Black in the counseling office.

College/Scholarship Applications: Final deadlines for college/scholarship applications are fast approaching. WSU priority scholarship deadline is TODAY, JAN. 9TH! USU is tomorrow, JAN. 10th!  BYU and UVU are due February 1st. The following are due March 1st: DSU, LDSBC, SLCC, Snow, SUU, and USU-Eastern. Get those applications in as soon as possible!

Have a Great Summer!

I’m off for the summer, but will be planning and preparing for 2015-2016.  You need to do the same!  Here are a few things to get you started:

Summer Homework for Graduated Seniors
Summer Homework for 2015-2016 Seniors
Summer Texting Program for Seniors who Graduated as Utah Scholars
Utah Scholars Program
Regents Scholarship Final Documents
ACT Boot Camp
Learn & Earn
The Scholarship Marathon for Seniors
The Scholarship Marathon for Juniors
The Scholarship Marathon for Sophomores
The Scholarship Marathon for Freshmen

ACT Boot Camp

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Juniors (future Seniors):  One of the most important components of earning a scholarship at colleges and universities is your ACT score!  That number combined with your GPA gives you an “index score” and this score is how most Utah colleges and universities determine who gets academic scholarships.  You can find more information on index scores, as well as links to Utah college and university indexes if you click here.

Most students need to take the ACT test at least 2 or 3 times to get their optimal score.  At this point in your high school career, your GPA isn’t going to change very much before you start to apply to colleges, so raising your ACT score is the best way to raise your index score.

In order to help THS students increase their ACT score, there will be an ACT Boot Camp located at the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce June 1-June 3.  But there are some important deadlines that you need to hit in the next couple of days in order to participate, so make sure you pay close attention to the following information:

ACT BOOT CAMP
Information:
 ACT Boot Camp
Date & Time:  June 1-3, 2015 from 9 am – 1 pm
Location:  Tooele County Chamber of Commerce (154 So. Main St.)
Cost:  $120 if payment received by May 22 or $140 if payment received by May 23 or later (you can pay online at http://tinyurl.com/acetheactpayhere.
Questions:  contact Dianna Bergan at dianna@tooeletranscript.com.

*If you plan to attend the camp and want to take the ACT on June 13, regular registration has already passed.  You can register late until this Friday, May 22 at actstudent.org.

**The Boot Camp information states that “this will be the only class taught in Tooele County this year.”  This is the only class taught by this instructor, but there is also a great class offered at Stansbury High School in the fall. You can find more information on that class at keller.college.prep@gmail.com.

***The “Magic Month” for taking the ACT, the month that most students receive their highest score, is October of their senior year.  This is also the last time you can take the test before the December 1st college and scholarship deadlines.

ACT Test-Oct. 26th

ACT LOGO (1)test-relaxGood luck to all students who are taking the ACT tomorrow morning!  Just a few reminders…

  • Be at the school by 7:45 a.m.
  • You must have your ticket and photo ID.
  • Bring your own calculator and pencils.
  • You can bring food and/or a drink for the break (you will need to keep it under your desk during testing).
  • Remember to breathe…it will help you relax!

ACT Deadline: September 27

 *THE NEXT ACT TEST WILL BE HELD AT TOOELE HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26.  REGULAR REGISTRATION ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 27TH, SO BE SURE TO SIGN UP NOW!  IF YOU ARE A SENIOR PLANING TO ATTEND BYU, SUU, UofU, OR USU, THIS WILL BE THE LAST ACT TEST SCORE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE FOR PRIORITY ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES.

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The ACT college readiness test is a requirement for acceptance at all Utah colleges and universities.  Did you know it is also a requirement for all college and university scholarships as well as many private scholarships?  Simply put, if you are planning on going to college, you must take the ACT!  The ACT contains multiple choice tests in four areas:  English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  The ACT test is timed with the time broken down as follows:

ACT English Test:  75-question, 45-minute test
ACT Mathematics Test:  60-question, 60-minute test
ACT Reading Test:  40-question, 35-minute test
ACT Science Test:  40-question, 35-minute test

The ACT is difficult and can sometimes feel overwhelming, but it is definitely doable.  It is important to know that the ACT isn’t just about what you’ve learned.  It is also important to understand how the ACT works and have good test-taking skills in order to navigate the test successfully.  You will need to prepare and study.  You can take an ACT prep class or use on-line resources like Test Prep at actstudent.org.  A fun and user-friendly guide is ACT for Dummies and there are many other prep guides available as well.  The THS Counseling Office also has a small Preparing for the ACT booklet that is free of charge.  Just stop by the Counseling Office and pick one up.  The point is, make sure you’re prepared.

ACT, Inc. suggests the following general test-taking strategies for the ACT:

1.  Pace yourself.
2.  Read the directions for each test carefully.
3.  Read each question carefully.
4.  Answer the easy questions first.
5.  Use logic on more difficult questions.
6.  Answer every question.
7.  Review your work.
8.  Be precise in marking your answer document.
9.  Erase completely.

For additional information and to register for the ACT test, go to actstudent.org.