Bryant High School garners 2012 College Readiness Award

By Devin Sherrill

Communications Director, Bryant School District

Bryant High School has received the “2012 College
Readiness Award” from the Arkansas ACT[more] Council for increasing the number of students
taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of
achievement and college readliness. The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test
used and accepted by all colleges nationwide and throughout Arkansas.

The Arkansas ACT Council recognized the Arkansas high schools which made significant
strides in increasing the college and career readiness of their graduates demonstrated by
their ACT score increase over the past five years. Only 20 high schools in Arkansas were
honored for this level of accomplishment.

“This award is a direct reflection of our teachers’ hard work and dedication to our Bryant
High School students,” said Jay Pickering, BHS principal.

Bryant’s average ACT composite score for 2012 seniors was 22.2, which surpassed both the
state average of 20.3 and the national average of 21.1.

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