This Saturday is the first ACT test that is offered at Melrose HS for the 2010-2011 school year. The ACT is not affiliated with Melrose HS, but is just offered here through the ACT Corporation.
This test, on Saturday, is typically the first time a junior in HS will take the ACT. It is offered again on June 11, 2011 at Melrose HS. I recommend that juniors planning to attend a 4 year college take the ACT either this Saturday or June 11th. This gives the the juniors an opportunity to receive one set of scores before their senior year starts to enable them to apply to college right away in the fall. If they are not happy with their score, or would just like to see if they can do better, they can re-take the test again on September 10 or October 22, 2011. Neither of these test dates are offered at Melrose HS, however. The dates of the 2011-2012 school year test can be found here.
If you are a junior and would like to still take the test this Saturday, click here for an option to test.
It is important to prepare for the ACT test, but I am just as quick to point out that it is very difficult to "study" for the ACT as it tests what you already know. Now of course you can take test prep courses which are designed to review the information that will likely be on the test and to give you helpful "tips" for testing. The ACT website does have some useful information for preparing for the ACT.
If you have any questions about the ACT, please feel free to contact me. Good luck if you are testing on Saturday!