What do you do when a third of your student body is taking the ACT EXPLORE test? Issue the ultimate academic challenge.
Albion Middle School this year started a new initiative, which the administration says is likely to become tradition. While the eighth-grade students participated in the fall EXPLORE test, the sixth- and seventh-grade students participated in an Academic Decathlon. Last month, sixth- and seventh-graders took an hour-long Academic Decathlon test, which included questions specific to mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, Art, and CTE.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, Albion leaders honored the 100 top-scoring sixth-grade Academic Stars, who received a free lunch provided by business partner Chick-fil-A. The 100 top-scoring seventh-graders will receive their free lunch in December. The 100 eighth-graders who net the highest scores on the EXPLORE exam will receive their free lunch in January.