CGS Seniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 am. Testing will be conducted on campus in the gym.  Upon arrival, students should park behind the school (gym) and will have to walk around to the front of the school for check-in. Cell phones should be left in your car. They are NOT allowed in the school on test day.

Students are required to check-in between 7:30-7:50 am at the front door of the school. Each student will have their temperature checked and will have to answer the COVID screening questions. Students must have a face mask. Students will enter the school after screening and will be escorted to the gym for the ACT.

All students should bring a calculator with them. Please check your batteries before arrival. They may also bring a water bottle with them. Water fountains in the school will NOT be available.

Social distancing will be strictly enforced at all times to protect students and staff.

After testing is concluded students will exit the school thru the back gym doors.

Now that you have all the information about testing let’s talk a little bit about ACT Prep. There are several free resources that can help you familiarize yourself with how the test is set up, questions are worded, etc. Explore these resources to minimize jitters and feel prepared.

  1. The Official ACT Website has plenty of prep resources, but most cost money.  Here is a direct link to some free ACT sample questions.  Click on Math, Reading, Science, or Writing and you’ll see plenty of sample questions.  After you answer a set of questions, click on “Answer” in the bottom right corner to see how you did.
  2. Attached are two recent full-length ACT practice exams.  You can actually time yourself while you try some or all of the sections to get a true sense of the rigor and time constraints.  Read pages 3-10 for test information and test-taking tips.
  3. Here’s a link about sending your ACT scores to colleges.  Because of Covid-19, many schools have created different policies regarding the submission of ACT and SAT scores.  I encourage you to check with each college about their policy and whether or not it would be advantageous for you to send scores. 

Mr. Cheek has offered to provide extra help to students that would like help with the ACT Math problems.  If enough students contact him about help, he will set up an online video conference a night or two before the ACT.  If you have only one or two math questions, you can email him directly at


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