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ACT Information

ACT Information for KHS Students

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

English – Mathematics – Reading – Science

To sign up to take an ACT test, please visit the ACT website.

Please refer to the chart below for upcoming ACT tests and registration deadlines.

2023-24 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Late Fee Applies
September 9, 2023 August 4 August 18  
October 28, 2023 September 22 October 6  
December 9, 2023 November 3 November 17  
February 10, 2024 January 5 January 19  
April 13, 2024 March 8 March 22  
June 8, 2024 May 3 May 17  
July 13, 2024 June 7 June 21  

2023-2024 ACT Academy

Kearney High School is proud to offer the ACT Academy to our students. Any student who has already taken the ACT and is signed up for an upcoming ACT test can participate in the ACT Academy.

The ACT Academy meets once a week for three weeks leading up to four of the ACT tests. ACT Academy trained teachers lead these sessions, which focus on tips and strategies for taking the ACT.

Our ACT Academy students have an average ACT composite score increase of two points. In our October and November 2016 Academies, our students had many successes with their post-Academy scores, including a few students who qualified for Bright Flight scholarships, 21 students who increased their composite score by three or more points, and one student who raised a composite score by six points.

The cost of the Academy is $40, which covers the cost of books. Students who attend one ACT Academy can attend additional Academies at no cost.

To sign your student up for the next ACT Academy, you can pick up a form in our main office or CLICK HERE to register and pay online. The KHS ACT Academy will take place before the following ACT Test Dates:  October 28, December 9, February 10 and April 13.

Details and Expectations:

 What to bring:      

  • Pencil 
  • Calculator
  • Paper
  • But even more importantly bring your homework with any questions that you have!!!

 What to expect:

  • Each week expands on the prior weeks.
  • You will learn tips and tricks as to how to help you if you get into trouble on the test.
  • You will learn valuable pacing strategies based on your individualized score from each section of the ACT.
  •  You will learn how to maximize your score to your highest potential.
  •  You will have homework from each week.
    • This homework is extremely valuable in helping determine your weaknesses, strengths, practice on the tips/tricks/strategies we will discuss, and helps to identify any areas of concern.
  • Remember:    Data has shown that students who attend the ACT Academy raise their ACT 

Composite score an average of 2 points!

  • The more you put into the ACT Academy the more you will get out of it!

Schedule for each session:

  • We will start in the morning at 7:30 am – location varies depending on student enrollment.  Be sure to listen to morning announcements and check your email.
  • You will be split into groups and we will start our break-out sessions.
  • You will go through Math, Science, Reading and English
  • A morning snack will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided

Lunch will be provided each session for ACT Academy students.  Food will be pizza or sub sandwiches along with a snack and water.  

If there are any allergy concerns that we need to be aware of please let Nurse Stokes and/or Mr. Hart know at the High School.

It is important that any student attending ACT Academy understands the following:

  • You will miss 3 days of class time to attend the ACT Academy.
  • You will have to make up the work from my regular classes that you miss.
  • You will have approximately TWO hours of homework each week in the ACT Academy.
  • Any discipline infraction may result in removal from the ACT Academy.
  • Lunch will be provided or you can bring your own lunch or get a school lunch.

Please contact Jeremy Hart with any questions about the ACT Academy.


ACT Resources for Students

At Kearney High School, we highly recommend enrolling in the ACT Academy to help boost your ACT score. In addition to the Academy, there are student resources that can supplement your ACT preparation.

Check out ACT Resources for Students and Parents for information on what to bring on test day, practice ACT questions, and information on requesting testing accommodations.

Practice Math Questions

Practice English Questions

Practice Science Questions

ACT Practice Questions and ACT Study Guide

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