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Junior Elliott Shi takes a SAT practice test. Shi said, It would make more sense to require SAT, ACT tests to prepare students.

In light of new graduation requirements, students, administrator, see positives in replacing ISTEP with other standardized testing options

Maddie Misterka September 23, 2021

     As of this school year, new graduation requirements are being put in place affecting the class of 2023 and later graduating classes. These changes say that the previously required ISTEP program...

AVID working on college preparatory skills

Zainab Idrees January 20, 2021

According to junior Zoe “Zoey” Foley, an AVID student, the classes are preparing for college preparatory skills. “AVID has actually helped me with looking for colleges, and for being ready with...

Senior Nishita Prasad writes down her to do list in a notebook to stay oranized and to make sure she gets all the points on her list done and to not stress out with all her school work and extracurriculars.

Students, admissions counselors debate the importance of extracurriculars

Kiersten Riedford August 13, 2020

When it comes to applying to college there are several important aspects, the main ones being GPAs, test scores (ACT/SAT), activities lists, letters of recommendation and personal statements. While GPAs...

Colleges should reconsider the use of standardized tests, go test-optional for admissions

Colleges should reconsider the use of standardized tests, go test-optional for admissions

Cady Armstrong June 26, 2020

Whenever I think about the junior year of high school, I think about the stress of taking the SAT, ACT or other standardized tests. I picture stressed out students trying to balance studying for these...

Always Changing Tests: Students and counselor consider the implications of new ACT features

Riley TerBush November 15, 2019

In September of 2020, the ACT will implement a three-pronged policy to its testing services. The changes will allow students to take the test online at testing centers, retake individual test sections...

Junior Cameron Milam works on an assignment for AVID. He said he believes AVID can be very helpful for his future. “It teaches me how to ask questions, how to answer those questions and how to prepare for college and my future,” Milam said.

AVID works with students in preparation for SAT, ACT

Pranav Jothirajah December 3, 2018

In order to help students prepare for the SAT and the ACT, the AVID program has begun assigning practice tests. AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer said she believes it is important that AVID is helping students...

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

Lillian He September 21, 2018

Over the summer, Ball State University announced it would make submitting SAT and ACT scores optional for students applying for the Class of ’23. Ball State’s decision is a part of a wider movement...

11 CHS Seniors Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

11 CHS Seniors Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

Armaan Goel February 9, 2018
11 CHS seniors have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program.
New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

Anushka Dasgupta, Reporter, Speak-ups December 14, 2017

This  November, a subcommittee of the Indiana State Board of Education, the Graduation Pathways Panel, recommended new graduation requirements for all high schoolers in Indiana. The state Board of Education...

The Control of College Board. College Board monopolizes standardized testing.

The Control of College Board. College Board monopolizes standardized testing.

perspectives March 18, 2016

There is no doubt the advent of ap courses has advanced the level of education among students in the United States. However, the corporation that runs the AP program, the College Board, has created a monopoly...

A.C.T. coach John Shearin sits at his desk, looking over notes from recent academic competitions. He and the team are preparing to defend their WRAL championship title in the tournament on Jan. 30. ADAM STOCKHOLM / PHOTO

A.C.T. to participate in WRAL tournament on Jan. 30

Beats January 25, 2016

On Jan. 30, the Academic Competition Team (A.C.T.), formerly known as the Brain Game team, will compete in the annual White River Academic League (WRAL) tournament. According to A.C.T. coach...

Students find success in both SAT, ACT despite statewide gap

Students find success in both SAT, ACT despite statewide gap

feature October 11, 2013

As a state, Indiana has traditionally had a low average on the SAT, ranking at number 41 in the country with an average composite score of 1484 according to a study conducted by Statisticbrain.com. However,...

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