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BCHS Principal's Communication- State Testing Round 1- 4/4/24

Hello BCHS Families, 

This Thursday, April 4th, is our first State Testing Day with the ACT ASPIRE test for all Freshman and the AzSCI test for all Juniors.  Sophomores and Seniors will have an asynchronous day of learning where they will stay home and log into assignments through Canvas.  It is important that our Freshman and Juniors come to school ready to do their best.  Get a good night's rest the night before and eat breakfast in the morning before testing.  We are so excited for our Jags to show what they know!  

Please see below for more information regarding both tests and our schedule for April 4th.  

Have a wonderful evening!

Sincerely, 

Brittany Sutton

Principal 


AZ Science Testing

On April 4th, all Juniors will take the AZ Science test.  The AZ Science test (AzSci) is the state-level assessment that measures student proficiency of the Arizona Academic Content Standards in Science. Testing begins for Juniors at the normal start time, 7:30am.

It is extremely important for all Juniors to test on April 4th. Juniors who are absent on April 4th will test on one of the makeup days and miss a day of classes.

Transportation Changes:

Junior and Freshmen students will catch their bus at the regular time. Sophomore and Senior students who ride Special Service buses will be picked up at their normal time.  All other 10th and 12th grade students will virtually attend school through Canvas.


ACT Aspire Testing

On April 4th, all Freshmen will take the ACT Aspire test.  ACT Aspire is an assessment that measures academic achievement in English, math, reading, science, and writing. ACT Aspire is linked to the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards.  Your child’s teacher can use this information to address areas for improvement, build on strengths, and most importantly—impact your child’s potential. Testing begins for Freshmen at the normal start time, 7:30am.  

It is extremely important for all Freshmen to test on April 4th. Freshmen who are absent on April 4th will test on one of the makeup days and miss a day of classes.

Transportation Changes:

Junior and Freshmen students will catch their bus at the regular time. Sophomore and Senior students who ride Special Service buses will be picked up at their normal time. All other 10th and 12th grade students will virtually attend school through Canvas.


Message will go out via email/text on 4/5/24 at 4pm:

Hello BCHS Families, 

Next Tuesday, April 9th, is our second State Testing Day with the ACT test for all Juniors.  Please know the testing day is a full day for Juniors from 7:30-2:12. Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors will have an asynchronous day of learning where they will stay home and log into assignments through Canvas.  It is important that our Juniors come to school ready to do their best.  Get a good night's rest the night before and eat breakfast in the morning before testing.    We are so excited for our Jags to show what they know!  

Please see below for more information regarding both tests and our schedule for April 9th.  

Have a wonderful evening!

Sincerely, 

Brittany Sutton

Principal 


ACT Testing

On April 9th, all Juniors will take the ACT college readiness test!  The ACT test is a national college admissions examination that consists of tests in English, math, reading, and science. Students can benefit from participating in the ACT testing in several ways:

  • Students will receive information showing strengths and weaknesses in tested subject areas
  • College and career planning component help student determining career interests, college majors, and occupational fields
  • Students can choose up to four colleges to send scores for free
  • Students are eligible to positively impact their semester grades in ELA courses aligned to the ACT: ELA 3-4, ELA 3-4H, ELA 5-6 (including dual enrollment), and AP Language.
  • Students are eligible to positively impact their semester grades in Math courses aligned to the ACT: Geometry 1-2, Geometry 1-2H, Algebra 3-4, and Algebra 3-4H

Since the ACT is a timed test students who are late to campus will complete the exam on the makeup days.  Students who miss the ACT test on April 9th are required to complete it on makeup days.  ACT makeup days are the days following the test.

Junior students who ride regular or special service buses will catch their bus at the regular time.

9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will virtually attend school through Canvas.