AHS receives college readiness recognition

Argyle High School has their ACT together.

District officials announced that the school recently received the 2009 College Readiness Award from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment exam and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.

“The Texas ACT Council wanted to recognize those Texas high schools that have made significant strides in increasing the college readiness of their graduates as demonstrated by their ACT score increases over the past five years. This can only happen as a result of the high school’s faculty and staff efforts and the dedication of Argyle High School students and parents to focus on college readiness,” said Karen Pennell, ACT Southwest Regional Manager.

Pennell added that less than 5 percent of all high schools in Texas were honored for the accomplishment.

Over 160,000 Texas students took the ACT college admission and placement exam this year, which was an all-time high. Texas ACT scores have increased substantially over the last five years, according to Pennell.

Nov. 7, 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the ACT exam.

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