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Is John Baylor test prep worth it?

Is John Baylor test prep worth it?

Camille Paddock

April 18, 2016

he bell rings and I sit down in my English class. The students groan as the teacher proceeds to tell the class that it is a John Baylor day. But why are there students complaining about free ACT preparation? The real question students battle with is whether or not John Baylor’s course is benefici...

Practice ACT allows students to prepare before April

Practice ACT allows students to prepare before April

Mohammed Syed

January 25, 2016

t is 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning.  A sense of anxiety rushes through the students as they get ready to start their practice ACT.  Regardless of whether they have taken it previously or not, each student wishes to improve their score.  They have until April of their junior year to do so. Hos...

ACT to SAT, Board of Education discusses using the SAT

ACT to SAT, Board of Education discusses using the SAT

Sumbul Shakeel

January 24, 2016

fter over an hour in closed session, the board of education members stepped out, ready to tackled the tasks of the evening. First order of business, is always the beloved pledge of allegiance led by students from different grades and schools in the district. This Thursday, little preschool students ha...

John Baylor Visits HHS

John Baylor Visits HHS

Eric Weideman

March 1, 2015

"The goal is to get into the best college at the lowest cost,” said ACT guru John Baylor. Baylor’s words echoed throughout the auditorium on Feb. 26, as Huntley’s students listened to him give one final lesson, less than a week before all of the juniors will take their ACT tests. Baylor’s...

Students prepare for the ACT with school-wide testing

Students prepare for the ACT with school-wide testing

Megan Wilson

October 28, 2013

Sophomore Katelyn Nichols looked up at the glass where the bright, fluorescent  yellow sheets of paper told her near-future. Those pieces of paper told the room number which she will spend several hours in, working on four different aptitude tests. She is scheduled to take the Plan test, which is a s...

Juniors prepare for the upcoming ACT and PSAE tests

Juniors prepare for the upcoming ACT and PSAE tests

Megan Wilson

April 12, 2012

The guidance department and students in the junior class have been preparing for the highly anticipated ACT and PSAE tests on April 24 and 25. For these two days, the upstairs circle will be completely closed. Any student with a class in the circle are to report to the cafeteria. “Anyone who has lockers in the upstairs circle should make...

State downgrading the ACT

State downgrading the ACT

Ashley Knipp

March 27, 2012

This year is the first year that the state has cut funding for the writing portion of the ACT. Huntley’s 2012 juniors will be taking the ACT on April 24, but many of the juniors who want to complete the writing portion of the test are taking it on April 14, having to pay $49.50 for the same test they will be taking during school, j...

Huntley library offers free online tutor and homework help

Huntley library offers free online tutor and homework help

Michael Geheren

January 19, 2012

The Huntley Area Public Library is now offering some free services that are going to help students who live in the library district improve grades, get help on homework and prepare for tests. The new service is called HelpNow! and is a free service that provides top notch educational support for ...

ACT Prep gives students leg-up

ACT Prep gives students leg-up

Priya Thakkar

February 10, 2011

Juniors took a four hour practice ACT for the first time at Huntley High School in Nov. After hearing of other school’s successes, HHS tried this new system out as well. The ACT is a national college admissions examination and it is a major factor in getting into the right college. The test is split into...

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