ACT Registration

  • Taking the ACT is an important part of the college admission process. A student's ACT score may make a student eligible for certain academic scholarships, which oftentimes is the largest amount of aid students receive from their respective colleges. Additionally, ACT scores are often used to assess a given student's need to be placed into general education courses.


    Testing at Heights is offered on the second Saturday in September, December, and April; it is offered on the fourth Saturday in October as well. Pay close attention as the registration deadlines for these dates are generally 3-4 weeks before the test date! You can register for the ACT by clicking here. Students may also register for the ACT with Mrs. Lacey in the CCC. Pay attention to the morning announcements for registration deadlines!


     It is expected that Heights students take the ACT at least once by the end of their junior year. You can take the ACT test once a month starting as early as your sophomore year. 


    The cost of the ACT is $63.00 (no Writing) or $88.00 (with optional Writing test). If you register late, there is an additional $36.00 fee, so make sure you register on time! Eligible students qualify to take the ACT four times for free through the ACT Waiver. See the "Fee Waivers" tab to see if you qualify for the ACT Waiver. 


    Heights ACT Code: 173-212

    Heights Test Center Code (October - April only): 176-290

    Note: Students may also choose to take the SAT, which is often required for admission into east/west coast schools but is not as popular in the midwest. If you're interested in taking the SAT, please see Mrs. Lacey for more information.

ACT Preparation

  • Free ACT Prep Options though the District

    1. Heights students now have access to free ACT Prep Classes through Edgenuity, USD 259’s provider of K-12 online education. All students grades 9-12 will have access to these courses (ACT Science, ACT Reading, ACT Math, and ACT English w/ Writing) through their Single-Sign On-Rapid ID portal.  In order to be enrolled in these classes, students will need to meet with the College and Career Coordinator, Mr. Ghitis. Schedule an appointment with Mr. Ghitis here.
      • This class is not for a grade and cannot be used to earn credit. If a student enrolls in one or all of the ACT Prep Classes, the student's guardians will receive weekly e-mails about his/her progress in that course. These e-mails are merely informational and are not indiciatve of any grade the student is earning in the course(s).
    2. See Mr. Ghitis to pick up a free "ACT Paractice booklet" in the CCC.
    3. In your Xello account under "Goals and Plans" section, click on College Planning. Scroll down to "Knowledge Hub" section and then click on ACT/SAT. Under the "Practice Makes Perfect" section, click on the question that asks "Where can I find parctice tests?" There, you will find several free practice tests sites to get you started. 


    ACT Prep Websites