The #1 son took a practice ACT test on Friday. He's signed up to take the real thing on October 23. The staff of Newmentia set aside a morning to give a practice test to all the juniors and seniors planning to take the real ACT next Saturday. They had to bring their admission tickets, and give up their cell phones, and fill in their info with wooden #2 pencils. All the stuff they'll have to do at the real test. Forewarned is forearmed, you know.
Newmentia has an actual class in ACT Prep, but the #1 son is just a sophomore, and not enrolled. Most of the kids taking the test are not in that class, either. So the practice day was a good idea in the opinion of Mrs. Hillbilly Mom. The students enjoyed it, because they got out of regular classes for the morning, and had a lunch catered by Pasta House. Can't beat that with a stick!
After school Friday, the tests were scored. #1 had to attend a wedding rehearsal for his cousin. Then he had plans to go to a bonfire sponsored by the FCA. With the rehearsal finished, his grandma dropped him off at the last home volleyball game to cool his heels until time for the bonfire. At the game, he learned of his practice ACT score.
TOOT! TOOT! This is the place where I toot the horn for #1. TOOT! TOOT!
He scored 31 on his practice ACT. For those of you who don't know, the highest score possible on the ACT is 36. The national average is 21. Missouri has this Bright Flight scholarship dealybobber which gives students with the top 3-5 percent of ACT scores up to $3000 per year for Missouri college tuition. The score to qualify for Bright Flight for the past three years has been: 31.
We're hoping that he can score that on the actual ACT next Saturday. But if he doesn't, he has a few years to qualify. After all...he hasn't even been taught some of the items on the test yet.