- Rye High School
September 15, 2020
Dear Seniors and Parents,
I hope everyone's school year is off to a positive start; it's been wonderful to finally meet our students and begin putting some faces (or more accurately, parts of faces) to the names. While this is an exciting time, we at the school know all too well that it is also a stressful one for our seniors as they finalize their college applications. Needless to say, their stress is only compounded by testing centers for the ACT either cancelling exams at the last minute, or limiting access exclusively to their own students.
Recognizing these additional challenges, we have been attempting to work with ACT to become a testing center for our students. We began this process back in July, and I'm sorry to report that ACT has been no more responsive to our inquiries than it seems they've been with yours. Despite numerous phone calls and emails, it took until late August before we received our first response. It took another full week before we were given access to the application to become a test center. We promptly submitted the application to become a test site for the exams on October 10th and 17th; the application was submitted on September 2nd. Since that time, we have continued to reach out to ACT to little avail. As of yesterday, we have been told that they are "looking into" the information we submitted to become a test site.
While we regret that there is not better news to share at this time, please rest assured that we are fully committed to helping support our seniors during this challenging time. We will continue to follow-up with ACT and we will keep you apprised of any further updates as they become available.
As a side note, we remain in far better shape with the SAT. We are still planning to administer the SAT on both September 26th and October 3rd. Absent the announcement of a school-wide closure, we fully anticipate administering the exams as scheduled.
Derek Schuelein, Ed.D.