LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Five local high schools are sharing a quarter of a million dollars to help students increase their ACT scores.
The Jefferson County Public Education Foundation awarded the "Act Now" grant to Seneca, Fairdale, Iroquois, Valley and Waggener High Schools on Monday, April 22.
Those schools are all part of the district's "Close the Deal" program, which has the goal of increasing the number of students who go to college.
"The big thing we hope to get out of it is each of the schools do their own approach to getting students ready for the ACT, whether it's practice tests or test taking skills, and what we want to do is find those things that can be common throughout and tend to be significant influencers of the outcome, is kinda do a best practice between the five schools to determine what they are, and then work with the district to spread those out to all the high schools," Mark Shirkness, Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, said.
Each school gets $50,000 for the ACT Now program.