CHS Honored with 2011 College Readiness Award

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Submitted by Central High School

    Central High School has received the "2011 College Readiness Award" from the Louisiana ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. The Louisiana ACT Council is comprised of secondary and post secondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the utilization of ACT programs and services in Louisiana schools and colleges. ACT, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment. The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is used and accepted by all colleges nationwide and throughout Louisiana. In 2011, over 95% of Louisiana students took the ACT which is the predominant college admissions and readiness achievement test in Louisiana.

    According to Karen L. Pennell, Assistant Vice President and ACT Southwest Regional Manager:  "The Louisiana ACT Council wanted to recognize those Louisiana high schools that have made significant strides in increasing the college readiness of their graduates as demonstrated by their ACT score increases over the past five years. This can only happen as a result of the high school's faculty and staff efforts and the dedication of Central High School students and parents to focus on college readiness and raise the level of college readiness for all students. Only 29 high schools in Louisiana were honored for this superior level of accomplishment. These outstanding Louisiana high schools should be proud of their faculty, staff and students!"

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