Monday, September 14, 2009

ACT scores up at St. Bernard

Officials at St. Bernard Prep School are pleased with the recent ACT Scores from 2009. Comparing the reading, math, English and science scores of the nearly 36,000 Alabama students who took the test before graduating in 2009, students at St. Bernard Prep met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmark Scores with a slight increase in composite scoring of 23.8, up from 23.0 last year.

The State of Alabama’s average composite score declined slightly to 20.3 from 20.4, which was posted by the state’s Class of 2008. The 2009 national composite score remained at 21.1.

St. Bernard Prep Headmaster, Fr. Joel Martin, said that at least half the students at St. Bernard take the ACT test and roughly half take the SAT, with a number using both. “We’re a school whose purpose is preparing students for college, so of course they are enrolled in college prep courses, and we expect our students to be well prepared for college-university studies.”

School counselor Barbara Rasplicka said, “It is reassuring to recognize that all of our students are accepted into colleges, and impressive scholarship offerings continue to be garnered by St. Bernard seniors.”

Rasplicka will be meeting with parents and students Sunday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m. for an informative session regarding the college application process.

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