Senior ACT Date Scheduled - Only Seniors to Attend at High Schools on September 22, 2020

As a result of the school closures this spring, the annual Junior ACT testing date, which would have served as the first of two free testing opportunities for the Class of 2021, was cancelled. However, Lauderdale County School System, in partnership with the state of Tennessee, is committed in ensuring our rising seniors will still have opportunities to receive free testing.

Taking the ACT is a graduation requirement in the state of Tennessee. To ensure our students have the free opportunity to satisfy this requirement, all seniors – whether attending school remotely or on odd and even days – will report to their high schools to take the ACT.

On Tuesday September 22, all Seniors at Halls & Ripley High Schools will take the ACT during the school day at no cost. This is a new, earlier date requested by the state of Tennessee to aid Seniors in testing twice during the first semester. This date is open only to students of the Class of 2021. These students have already been registered by their respective schools, so there is no need for them to go online to do any registration. 

In order to follow CDC guidelines with proper distancing within the classrooms for administering the test, only seniors will report to high schools on September 22. On this date, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will work as remote students from home to complete assignments they will receive from their teachers prior to these dates. Bus routes will run as normal if your senior needs transportation to and from school.

The elementary and middle schools are not changing schedules, and instruction will continue as normal.

Each school will send more details to their students as we get closer to the date of the ACT. For any questions you have regarding the ACT schedule or logistics for September 22, please contact your high school directly.