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Topic: Can homeschoolers take the ACT at the public school?

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Subject: Can homeschoolers take the ACT at the public school?
Date Posted: 1/25/2011 12:50 PM ET
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I just started homeschooling DD.  I'm wonderind if she can take the ACT at the public school when they offer it soon.  Anyone know? 

Date Posted: 1/25/2011 3:01 PM ET
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Found the information, and in Michigan at least, the answer is "yes", and it's paid for by the state.

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 1:30 PM ET
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Lynn..

When it comes to the SAT and the ACT, the schools are just "testing centers."  Lots of kids who don't attend the school wind up taking the tests at any given location--homeschooled or not.  Many smaller public schools do not offer the tests at their location, so those kids have to find a local "testing center" to take the test at along with our homeschooled kids.  (That means our kids should never feel like they stand out as the only one who doesn't go to school there.)

There are deadlines to register for the test dates, so make sure you keep an eye on that.  You can register and pay for the test online.  The SAT will cost you $47, and the ACT (with the essay option) will cost you $48.  These prices apply to all students--not just our homeschoolers.  At some point during the registration, you'll be asked for your zip code, and they will show you a list of nearby testing locations you can pick from. 

For more SAT information, you can go here: http://sat.collegeboard.com/home

For more ACT information, you can go here: http://www.actstudent.org/index.html

 

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 4:37 PM ET
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Thanks Dana.  I'm going to pay to have my sophmore take it this summer at another school.  The school system here only gives it to juniors, and it's paid for by the state then.