College and Career Center

December 2015 Newsletter

The fall semester is almost complete! Here's what's coming up next year at MLCHS!

Junior CERT ACT - January 6th

Mark your calendars! Juniors will be taking one final practice ACT on Wednesday, January 6th. It is so important that our students put forth their best effort on this assessment! This practice ACT is given to help juniors prepare for the real ACT they will all take on March 1st.

Residual ACT @ UofL - January 9th

Are you a senior planning to attend UofL next year? There is one additional ACT you can take on Saturday, January 9th

This is NOT a national ACT date and scores from this test can ONLY be used at UofL. Registration must be completed online:

Cost: $53.00

COMPASS Testing @ JCTC - January 22nd

Any senior who is missing one or more college readiness benchmarks is eligible to take the COMPASS assessment at JCTC on Friday, January 22nd at 1:00PM. Space is limited. The test costs $7 per section. Students must provide their own transportation. Seniors should see Ms. Gorman to signup.

Next National ACT - February 6th

The next ACT you can register for will be on Saturday, February 6th. You have until Friday, January 8th to register for the exam. Registration must be completed online at The ACT cost $39.50. If you have a junior or senior who receives free/reduced lunch, they may use a voucher to take the ACT twice for free. See the guidance office to receive that voucher.

Junior ACT - March 1st

All juniors will be taking a real ACT at MLCHS on Tuesday, March 1st. The assessment will take place in the morning and the score will be able to be used for college admission and scholarship awards. This is our juniors first step towards College Readiness! No registration or payment is required for this test.

Summer 2016 Academic and Enrichment Programs


TorchPrep, an ACT prep company, will be hosting a 5-week ACT Bootcamp at MLCHS to help juniors prepare for the March 1st ACT. Classes begin January 26th and the registration deadline is January 19th. The 5-week course meets twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and costs $349.99

See their website for more information:

Why is the ACT Important?

The ACT is a very important test and is used by universities to determine college acceptance and scholarship award amounts. Even more, a student who meets their benchmarks on the ACT (English: 18, Math: 19, Reading: 20) is considered College Ready. With the new graduation requirement, all MLCHS students must be College or Career Ready in order to graduate their senior. This requirement makes taking the ACT even more important!

When Should My Child Start Taking the ACT?

We recommend all students take the ACT at least 3 times and for them to begin taking the ACT their junior year. The next eligible date to take the ACT is February, 6th! Your student is strongly encouraged to take this test!