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Announcements

ACT Senior Retake Opportunity  

The Tennessee Department of Education announced on August 3, 2016 the launch of the statewide ACT Senior Retake Opportunity that provides every eligible high school senior, meaning any public school student who took the ACT as a junior, the ability to retake the ACT free of charge on Saturday, Oct. 22, regardless of socioeconomic status.

All eligible students will have the option of retaking the ACT on the national test date of Saturday, Oct. 22. The registration deadline for this national test date is Friday, Sept. 16. If a student registers after Sept. 16, the student will be responsible for paying any late registration fees. The retake voucher, given to students at their high school, will expire on Sept. 30, which is the late registration deadline for the test, and cannot be used for any other national test date.

In order to take advantage of the ACT Senior Retake Opportunity, qualifying public school seniors will need to register by Sept. 16 for the national test date of Oct. 22, 2016RCHS students can get a voucher in the counseling office for the ACT Senior Retake.

The TN Department of Education has created a step-by-step guide for ACT registrations to support students.

Steps to Register Online for the ACT

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TN Promise Application Open to Students  

The TN Promise Application is open for students to apply. The application will be open from August 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016. Students can apply online at tnpromise.gov. Some instructions for applying can be found on the Fall 2016 Senior Newsletter.

TN Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. TN Promise may be used at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and a few other eligible institutions offering an associate degree program. There are typically books, supplies and some fees not covered by TN Promise.

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