What is the ACT?

The ACT is a test that colleges use to determine admissions and scholarships. Getting a certain score can also help in graduating high school or graduating with honors. The ACT has four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science.


Raising your ACT Score

Get2College ACT Workshop


Resources to learn more about the ACT


College Support

Resources for Getting into College


Northwest Community College


Scholarship Resources


Resources for Undocumented Students

InformedImmigrant - Options for Undocumented Students

Applying to College



What is the GED?

GED is a testing service that offers a high school diploma for students who can pass the exam. GEDs are accepted by 97% of colleges and employers in place of a high school diploma.

•Available in English or Spanish
•Costs 30-36 per subject
•4 subjects:
•Mathematical Reasoning
•Reasoning through Language Arts
•Social Studies



What are the requirements?


1. Over 18 years old   


2. 16-17 AND:

•not currently enrolled in a K-12 school
•have a signed Withdrawal Form, and
•have consent from a parent or legal guardian
•Must pass the GED Exam - may need a Photo ID to take the exam

Career Paths

Research Careers

Career OneStop

Career Zone


Career Girls


DCS's Career Tech Websites can tell you more about training for a career while you are in High School!


Olive Branch