Ninth Grade

“It’s the best thing that’s happened to me and I thank My Parent for it.”

{Nova Student}

7 things to know about college rankings

A must-read for any family in the midst of the college search process. The folks at Best College Fit have done an excellent job explaining the sham that is the college rankings game. My favorite takeaway “If rankings guides are so useful, why will barely half of entering college freshmen graduate from any college in their lifetime, and far fewer graduate from the college they initially chose?” (posted 10/13/15).

Testing and College Planning Dates

October PSAT

December PLAN test (practice ACT)

April College planning in classes/advisory

April ACT test at Nova

May AP Testing at Nova | Registration Form

June Finals

The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

Fairtest.org works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.