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High school on a budget

High school on a budget

Story by: Lydia Estepp, Design Editor

October 26, 2016

Between balancing club and course fees, tests and school dances, high school can break the bank for many students. Those who cannot afford these expenses often miss out on traditional high school experiences and educational opportunities. However, with the right strategy students can cut their school c...

How to ACT and SAT like a pro

How to ACT and SAT like a pro

Story by: Jackson Glenn, Social Media Manager

February 19, 2016

ACT and SAT testing stresses people out, but only if they do not know what they're doing. With these ACT and SAT skills, students will easily find success in both tests. Go to bed early Getting plenty of rest the night before helps test takers stay energized and focused. Falling asleep during a big...

Standardized testing: not the standard for all students

Standardized testing: not the standard for all students

Story by: Rayya Gordon, Reporter

March 16, 2015

CFISD will administer the American College Testing (ACT) exam to all juniors on March 17 during school hours. The district will handle all costs and registration; however, not all students might want to take the ACT. Students should have the option to either sign up for or forgo this test just like other...

Extended exam registration

Story by: Rayya Gordon, Reporter

February 12, 2015

Registration for the Advanced Placement (AP) exams opened on Jan. 6 and will extend to March 27. Students taking AP classes have the opportunity to sign up for the corresponding exams to test their abilities and to gain college credit. Enrolling in AP classes improves a student’s grade point average...

Benchmark scores increase across board

Story by: Colin Morris, Online Editor

February 11, 2014

District progress monitoring scores increased significantly for the 2013 fall semester, with 29 subjects scoring first through fourth in the district. Academic Achievement Specialist Maggy Watson said the administration introduced a new system, Mastery Check-In/Learning, schoolwide where teachers verify their...

Class sets students up for success

Class sets students up for success

Story by: Hala Khan, Reporter

October 22, 2013

Student taking single-semester courses, such as SAT College Prep and Scholars, have seen a huge increase in their scores on college entrance exams. These courses go over the PSAT, SAT, SAT essay and ACT, covering the math, writing, and reading portions. Students and the course teachers agree the class ...

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