Wood County Schools provides ACT Day
PARKERSBURG - Wood County Schools juniors and seniors will have the chance to take the ACT Exam at the end of March.
ACT Day will be held March 30 at each high school. The cost is $46 and students must be registered ahead of time to take the exam.
Maria Francisco, vice principal at Parkersburg South High School, has been organizing the local ACT Day and said many of the examination dates this year have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“The most recent cancellation was a huge disappointment for Wood County students,” she said. “They were relying on the score to qualify for scholarships and in some cases admittance into specific college degree programs.”
The ACT is of particular importance for West Virginia students because it is one of the qualifying factors for the state Promise Scholarship, Francisco said.
Though the ACT Exam is given nationwide, this is the first year Wood County Schools has organized the test locally, Francisco said.
“Wood County has graciously agreed to take on this task for the benefit of our students,” she said.
The schools have been actively promoting ACT Day through direct messages and social media, but for those just now finding out there is still a little time left o sign up. Students will need to sign up by Thursday, Feb. 18 through their school guidance counselor. More information will be provided to those that sign up for the test.