CHS to offer ACT review course

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cassville High School will offer an ACT review course during the fall semester. The course fee, which is $35, will cover the cost of two workbooks and must be paid in advance.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, students will meet for a review of all four ACT test areas, and on Saturday, Oct. 1, a practice ACT test will be administered under actual testing conditions in the high school commons area. The test is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11:45 a.m.

On Friday, Oct. 7, students will have the opportunity to review their practice ACT test scores and answers. The session will also offer additional ACT workbook drills.

The final course activity will be the official ACT test, which will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 10. Students must register for the test online at

The registration deadline for the October test is Sept. 16, and the deadline to register for the December test is Nov. 4. Registration packets are available in the high school counselors' office.

The ACT test fee is $34. Fee waivers, for junior and senior students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, are available in the counselors' office.

On Sept. 22 and Oct. 7, the review course will be held in the Cassville Branch Library meeting room from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will receive a one-hour lunch break. Bus transportation will be provided for the lunch break.

Students will be responsible for the cost of their own lunch and transportation to and from the library or high school.

The ACT review course is limited to the first 25 Cassville High School students who register and pay the course fee. Students can register in the counselors' office. The deadline for registration and fee payment is Monday, Sept. 19.

Students who took the class in the past will not be eligible to take it again unless seats are available after the registration deadline. Students who have previously participated in the class will be required to purchase new books.

According to Patti Daniels, Cassville High School counselor, similar classes are offered through private companies for as much as $750.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for students who have not taken the ACT or for those who have already taken the ACT and wish to improve their scores," said Daniels. "Remember that in the state of Missouri a score of 31 guarantees a student for Bright Flight, which is a scholarship of $2,000 a year, renewable for up to five years."

For more information, visit the Cassville High School counselors' office or call 847-4016.

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