First off, a huge shout out to all of Mr. Crenshaw's math ACT prep students. Last semester, they completed a combined total of 10,000 sheets of ACT practice. We are excited to see the impact it will have on their scores.
If you're a junior and didn't get the benefit of getting to contribute to those 10,000 pages of practice, consider signing up for a free ACT workshop. All juniors will be taking the ACT on April 2nd, paid for by the school.
If you're not a junior, the best thing you can do is to take one of the ACT prep courses we offer as part of your schedule next year. Course cards are coming out soon. The sooner you start practicing, the better your score will be, and the better your scholarships will be.
My name is Ms. Sporer and I teach English as a Second Language. The most important piece of advice I can give students taking English as a Second Language is to give each class and each teacher a chance. If you try and put in effort, then the supports you have will help you achieve your goals. Often, students struggle because they become frustrated or have low self-confidence, but if you trust your teachers and try to complete assignments, you can be much more successful.
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