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2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

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Taylor Feaster

Student Readiness

Rocky River High School
Rocky River, OH

“College and career readiness means feeling comfortable and confident in one's abilities as they endeavor towards college, even if at times it may feel stressful.”

Bexley High School

College and Career Transition

Bexley, OH

“It is imperative our educational practices result in developing learners and leaders who are equipped to be successful in their life outside of high school. At Bexley High School, our goal is to have every student college ready even if they are not college bound upon their graduation. Our partnership with the ACT, specifically with the ACT Quality Core has certainly helped us achieve this goal.”


Ty Pitts

Student Readiness

Sallisaw High School
Sallisaw, OK

“College and career readiness means getting involved in a field of study attaining to your future goals. By preparing yourself prior to your career you take the steps required to become knowledgeable and proficient in that field or skill. You utilize the resources offered at a university or technical school to prepare you for success in the future.”

Norman High School

College and Career Transition

Norman, OK

“As we prepare our students for work and life beyond high school, it is essential that we embrace strong measurements that provide quality feedback to our school to assist in better serving and preparing students for this transition. We are grateful for the hard work of our faculty and staff who, alongside our students, have continually pushed for deeper connections between our work at Norman High School and the world ahead. Thanks to ACT for this incredible honor and recognition.”


Hunter Rude 

Student Readiness

Sherwood High School
Sherwood, OR

Springfield High School

College and Career Transition

Springfield, OR

“Springfield High School partners with local businesses, City of Springfield, Chamber of Commerce, Lane Workforce Partnership, and community supporters to provide meaningful opportunities ranging from scholarships, new CTE programs, internships, and employment that prepare students for the workforce and future academic success. Industry leaders collaborate with teachers to ensure we close the employability gap. SHS also partners with the University of Oregon to provide student mentoring via the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program.”

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