College Admissions Testing and Course Placement

Paducah Public Schools Updates for March 16 - April 17 Closing
March 30
 Paducah Public Schools to Continue Non-Traditional Instruction and Tornado Takeout Through Spring Break, April 6-10
March 26
Students who have paper packets of assignments will turn in their completed assignments and pick up a new packet Friday, March 27. See the news summary below for bus schedules and specific instructions. 
March 20
In keeping with Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all Kentucky Schools stop in-person instruction, Paducah Public Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days will be extended through Friday, April 17, 2020. This closure is a proactive approach to limit exposure to COVID-19 within our community.
Here is the schedule for the coming weeks:
March 23 – March 27 NTI Days
March 30 – April 3 NTI Days
April 6 - April 10  NTI Days
April 13 – April 17 NTI Days

As a school district, we are prepared to provide continuity of services for both learning and nutrition. Teachers will be providing instructional services using Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Our food service staff will continue preparing meals for delivery according to the schedule that is already in place.

Please see the district web site at  for the latest announcements regarding this developing situation.
March 18
If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page. 
March 17
Paper packets will be delivered to students Wednesday, March 18 at the building where they attend schools. Online students will not receive paper packets. For a complete list of instructions and bus stops, see the link in the news summary below. 
March 14, 2020
Paducah Public Schools will offer takeout meal delivery beginning Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice – buses will be at all stops from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.

All sites will serve breakfast and lunch. See the news summary below for a link to a list of Tornado Takeout stops.
March 13, 2020
Information over the coming days/weeks will be sent to you via email and text message to the contact information in Infinite Campus, so having correct email and phone numbers for you is crucial.

If you are not receiving either text messages or e-mails from Paducah Public Schools, please access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal as soon as possible and update your contact information.  Click here to connect to the Campus Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a Parent Portal account, send an e-mail requesting your login information to: [email protected]

If you do not have email, please call 270-444-5600. 
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College Admissions Testing and Course Placement

  1.  National test dates occur on Saturdays.  There are some test centers who have Sunday testing for students who need to test on that day due to religious practices. ACT has test dates in July, September, October, December, February, April, and June. The SAT has test dates in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June.
  2. The deadline to register for national test dates usually falls one month before the date of the test. 
  3. Students will need to upload a picture during the registration process.
  4. Students should make sure to include the PTHS School Code 182-085 when they register so that we recevie their scores to put on their transcript.
  5. One fee waiver junior year and one fee waiver senior year are available to qualifying students. See your school counselor for details. A fee waiver only covers the basic cost of the test and not late fees. If a student does not show up on the test date, they waiver is still considered used.
  6. Students with documented disabilities or English language learners may be eligible for testing acccommodations.  See your counselor for information about how to apply for accommodations.  The determination of whether a student receives testing accommodations on the ACT or SAT is at the sole discretion of ACT and SAT. 
  7. If you plan to play college athletics, remember to choose the NCAA and/or NAIA to receive your ACT scores.  NCAA and NAIA only accept scores directly from the testing agency, not the ones listed on your transcript.
  8. Go ahead and choose colleges where you want your scores sent.  You might miss deadlines by waiting or have to pay extra to have the scores sent later. 
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