Any student considering going to college should take the ACT. Students can take the ACT at any time, but I recommend that it should be taken at least once by the end of the junior year. Students will need this ACT score for college admission applications. This year Forsyth will host the ACT on October 26th, April 4th, and June 13th. Students may also register to test at other local test sites on any national test date.
For more info and/or to register for the ACT: www.act.org
A flyer with test dates and registration deadlines may be picked up in the counseling office.
Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch qualify for two ACT fee waivers each year. These can be picked up in the counseling office.
The A+ Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.
To be eligible for the A+ Program, students must meet the following requirements:
Be a US citizen or permanent resident
Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation
Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 years prior to graduation
Graduate from an A+ designated high school with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Have AT LEAST a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12
Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which 25% may include job shadowing prior to graduation
Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs/alcohol while in grades 9-12
Achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved math end of course exam
Students may also meet this requirement by earning a certain math subscore on the ACT in addition to meeting a specific GPA requirement (e.g. Math score of 17 and GPA of 2.5 or higher).