In December, Tom Ihrke with College Edge came to our school to meet with parents of students in grades 7 & 8 to explain that students who take practice tests for ACT and SAT can not only improve their scores by junior / senior year in high school but also can qualify for substantial scholarship funding by achieving certain scores. College Edge has developed a practice test for ACT (and SAT) for students in Grades 7 & 8 — abbreviated version of the real test with some actual former test questions.
College Edge will offer the practice ACT for Charleston Catholic students on Saturday, March 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the 8th grade room. The test will take approximately 75 minutes. The school building will be open at 8:30 a.m. Students may arrive any time between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m. Students need to be picked up by 10:30 a.m. Each student should bring two #2 pencils to take the test.
The cost of the test is $50. Please complete the attached sign-up sheet if you want your son / daughter to take this practice test and make check payable to College Edge (you can bring the check with you on the day of the test). There will be a follow-up session with parents and students in late April or early May to go over the results of the test.
Some of our students get experience taking the ACT or SAT or PSAT in 7th or 8th grade if they qualify for these tests because of the exceptionally high scores on the ITBS tests. College Edge is offering this opportunity for all of our students to get experience in taking these college admission tests.
Please return the completed sign-up form to the CCS office no later than Tuesday, March 17. This testing opportunity is open to any 7th or 8th grade student.
Bring check for $50 payable to College Edge on the day of the test.
Yours in Christ,
The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street