FREE ACT Online Prep

Calling all HCS high school students and parents!

Take Advantage of this FREE Resource Now!

All high school students in Huntsville City Schools have access to FREE online ACT test prep from ACT. See your school counselor for a username, password and log on information.


Don't wait to enroll in this FREE program.


There are four GREAT reasons to take advantage of this tool immediately:


  • April 12, 2014 is a national ACT test date.
  • April 23, 2014 - all HCS Juniors will take the ACT Plus Writing exam. This is a state mandated test for all 11th grade students
  • HCS will provide 11th grade students with a performance incentive for the state test date (see the letter below from Dr. Wardynski).
  • June 14, 2014 is a national ACT test date

Letter from Dr. Wardynski

January 21, 2014


Dear High School Juniors:


This spring you will have the opportunity to earn up to $300 for your performance on the ACT College Readiness examination. You will take this exam on April 23, 2014. Based upon your performance, early next school year, Huntsville City Schools will pay you for your performance on each subject area test and your overall composite score. While you can use this money as you see fit, for many students, this money will come in handy when paying college application fees or high school graduation fees.

In order to qualify for the performance award, juniors must take the ACT at the Huntsville City high school that he/she is enrolled in on April 23, 2014. Juniors who are absent on April 23 will be allowed to make up the test on May 7, 2014. Only ACT benchmark scores earned by students on these official test dates will qualify for the performance awards.


Benchmark scores on the ACT are important indicators of a student’s future performance in college. Students who earn scores at or above benchmark levels have a high likelihood of earning credit in the corresponding first year credit-bearing college courses. These courses include English composition, college algebra, introductory social science courses, and biology. https://www.act.org/education/benchmarks.html



ACT Subject Area Tests, ACT Benchmark Score and Performance Award

English - 18 - $50

Math - 22 - $50

Reading - 22 - $50

Science - 23 - $50

Composite *HCS Benchmark Goal is 22 $100


Total Possible Performance Award $300

I encourage students to contact their school counselor for information on accessing free online ACT preparation materials.


E. Casey Wardynski

Superintendent, Ph.D.