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September ACT Observation

chmcnmchmcnm 883 replies8 threads Member
edited September 15 in ACT Preparation
S21 was able to sign-up for the September 13 ACT but couldn't get any schools close to home. We traveled to WVU for the test which is a little over an hour away. Inconvenient but not too bad.

I noticed more plates from PA and Maryland than WV. I also saw plates from Virginia. I think some families arrived the day before and stayed in hotels. I've seen stories of kids getting assigned test locations hundreds of miles from home but thought that would get resolved. Crazy year.
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  • makp715makp715 148 replies47 threads Junior Member
    We drove 9 hours each way, with 2 nights in hotels for my child to take this test. The testing centre was the closest one at all and in the middle of nowhere. Only 3 kids took the test there and 1 other came from a similar distance.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 883 replies8 threads Member
    @makp715 I hope your child did well. Good luck.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 3743 replies91 threads Senior Member
    Wow! I would be afraid to drive 18 hours for the ACT, especially after hearing so many stories of students showing up on test day only to find the test center closed. It's hard to believe they kept the center open for just three kids too! Yes, it's a crazy year. I hope your student's score is high, and reflects your family's time and sacrifice.
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  • dadof4kidsdadof4kids 1219 replies95 threads Senior Member
    Our plan was to drive 3 hours tonight to stay at my in-law's currently vacant second home. D21 is taking ACT there tomorrow, and then has soccer nearby on Sunday, so we were going to make a weekend of it.

    Apparently, b-i-l's boss has been sick but still at work the last few days. Boss's wife had already tested positive, and he was symptomatic, but for some reason thought it was ok to still go to the office while he waited for his test results. Boss just tested positive. B-i-l definitely exposed. So unlike his idiot boss, he is quarantining for 14 days. At my in-law's second home. All of this came up late this afternoon.

    After a bit of back and forth, b-i-l found somewhere else to isolate tonight and will go there in the morning. Wife and D21 still went, but I am staying home with D25. Not sure if they are coming home tomorrow night or getting a hotel.

    So I guess Covid is jacking up my weekend, although not her test. Just your regular run of the mill drive 3 hours and sleep in an unfamiliar bed disruptions. Which in 2020 hardly counts.
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