Research shows that a higher score on the American College Test (ACT) may mean more college choices and more financial aid funding. Sitting for the exam multiple times and focused test preparation can increase a student’s score. In response to this research, A Call to College initiated ACT Now! in 2007, a multifaceted program providing resources and workshops to help juniors prepare for and complete the ACT exam.
Key elements of ACT Now! are:
Method Test Prep: Method Test Prep (MTP) is an online tool that uses mini lessons to provide tailored instruction to students preparing for the ACT. MTP accounts are made available to every student at NHS.
ACT Help Sessions: Offered to all interested juniors to help them become familiar with the test and encourage them to use different resources to prepare.
- ACT Practice Test – An opportunity to simulate the actual test environment. Program staff will score tests and provide students feedback
- ACT Now! Turbo Camp - A turbo charged, four-hour workshop with ACT expert Brian Stewart that provides in-depth ACT preparation with individualized feedback
- ACT Now! Lunch and Learn - These sessions are designed to offer students practice tailored to self-identified, individual needs
- ACT Now! Boosters - Two-hour long sessions of ACT review with ACT expert Brian Stewart