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Thursday, March 16


Below is the schedule for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (schedule may be adjusted on test day depending on testing finish time).

8:40-12:15  Testing: WorkKeys

                   **Non-testing students report to the Main Gym upon arrival to school

12:15-1:00  LUNCH

1:05-1:38    1st Period

1:43-2:16    2nd Period

2:21-2:54    3rd Period

2:59-3:33    4th Period

WorkKeys is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce.  The assessments measure foundational and soft skills.  WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace.

Students, job seekers, and seasoned professionals can use WorkKeys to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and gain a valid way to demonstrate their abilities to employers. Educators and employers can use it to help take the guesswork out of determining student, applicant, and employee qualifications.

Each WorkKeys assessment offers varying levels of difficulty.  The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels.  For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5.  The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information can lead to earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 3 million people across the United States. (Source:


See what test questions look like for the three sections by clicking the links below:

Reading for Information

Applied Math

Location Information


Wednesday, March 08
Parent Survey!


Parents of Third-Year Students!

During advisory, your third-year student was given a parent survey for you to complete. The deadline for completing and returning the survey is March 28th. (The letter inside the survey gives a deadline of March 21st, but that was extended due to survey shipping delays.)

Wednesday, March 08
R2i2 Summer Camps

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Wednesday, March 08
2017 Community Conversation Series


Monday, February 27
Schedule for Tuesday, February 28th

​8:40 - 12: 45     ACT Testing (3rd year student

Non-Testing students will report to the Main Gym for their activity rotation schedule

12:45 - 1:25      Non-Testing student lunch

1:30 - 2:07        5th Period; ACT Testing student lunch

2:12 - 2:50        6th Period

2:55 - 3:33        7th Period

ACT Testing Student Information:

All third year students will take the ACT.  Report to your assigned testing room no later than 8:40 am. Testing will begin promptly after the bell rings. Testing room assignments were sent to students at their school Gmail address.  All ACT testing will take place on the 3rd floor. Students who are testing should eat a good breakfast Tuesday morning.  There will be a snack provided during the first testing break only.  Students also need to bring two #2 pencils, their plastic student ID or driver's license (paper ID's cannot be accepted by ACT), and their own calculator or a calculator they checked out from a math teacher today.  Off campus Juniors will not have time to leave campus for lunch after testing.

Non-Testing Student Information:

All non-testing students will report directly to the Main Gym Tuesday morning.  Non-testing students need to bring fully charged Chromebooks and ear buds necessary for the Virtual Shadowing activity. Non-testing students will hear from speaker Brooks Harper, then participate in a rotation of activities that include a Virtual Shadow, a College and Career Fair, and Fitness/Competition activities in the Main Gym.