The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test consisting of four separate exams in English, reading, mathematics, and science as well as an optional writing assessment. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36 with 36 being the highest possible composite score.
The ACT College Admissions Assessment is given to all students in the 11th grade. This measure indicates the percentage of students meeting the UNC system admissions minimum requirement of a composite score of 17 or higher.
Community Focus Areas:
Expanding and supporting the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program at the three comprehensive high schools (Beddingfield, Fike, and Hunt) and all six middle schools to support the college preparation and application process for first-generation college students
Expanding the programming for College Matters (a community-wide college preparation/awareness event) to provide educational material and assistance for students and parents
Providing grade-level family nights at each local high school to provide information sessions and support for all high school students and parents to learn about the college application process
Utilizing the resources of a UNC grant to provide a college counselor in two local high schools
Note: Information for the 2019/2020 academic year is unavailable due to COVID-19