Dear Parents of West G Juniors:
All public school districts in Ohio are now required to offer either the SAT or the ACT as one potential path to high school graduation. The college entrance test is to be given in the spring of the students’ junior year. Two other paths to graduation also exist. One is successful passage of end-of-course exams – the most typical route for high school students. The third is a vocational certificate for students entering a specific work-related field like welding or cosmetology.
As a school district, West Geauga has chosen to utilize the ACT to fulfill the college entrance exam graduation pathway in 2016. This was not an easy decision. Various factors weigh in favor of both ACT and SAT, but districts must choose only one. Local school districts vary in their choices.