Congratulations to the attached list of students who auditioned and have been selected as a member of one of the Kansas City Metro All-District Bands or Orchestras. The Kansas City Metro District represents schools from Park Hill to Blue Springs with hundreds of students auditioning for chairs in these prestigious ensembles. Auditions were held on Saturday, November 8th, at Liberty High School. High school students who have been selected as AD (KC Metro All-District), AD Alt. (KC Metro All-District Alternate), and any member of an orchestra will be eligible to audition for All-State Band or Orchestra in Columbia, MO on Saturday, December 6th.
The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The ACT® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.
The ACT is the capstone of our College and Career Readiness System. The test uses the same score scale as ACT Explore/ACT Plan and ACT Aspire, making the system an effective tool to monitor academic progress and student growth.
ACT Test Dates:
OAK PARK School Code: 261-667 To Register click here!
General Test-Taking Strategies for the ACT
The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Each of these tests contains questions that offer either four or five answer choices from which you are to choose the correct, or best, answer. The following suggestions apply to all four tests: Pace yourself. Read the directions for each test carefully. Read each question carefully. Answer the easy questions first.
Here are some helpful ACT Resources for students and families to better prepare and learn about the ACT.
Resource Guide for Student and Families
2014-2015 Preparing for the ACT
For any additional information about the ACT go to www.actstudent.org or visit our Counesling Testing Information site here!
All Juniors in the state of Missouri will take the ACT on April 28 as part of the Missouri Assessment Program. The score earned will be able to be used for college applications and scholarships.
NEW ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
High school students whose attendance falls below 90% in one semester will receive a percentage deduction by course. If the student or parent feels that justifiable or extraordinary circumstances have contributed to not attaining the 90% threshold, the student and parent may appeal to the Attendance Review Committee. To view more detailed information about this click here!
AFTER SCHOOL SUPPORT - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Additional support will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Media Center, until 4:30, for any student interested in working collaboratively with other students, receiving help from teachers, or working quietly. Transportation is available at 4:30 but passes must be obtained in the Main Office in order to ride NKCSD transportation home.