Lake Oconee Academy Named Act Test Center Site

Greensboro, Ga. (June 8, 2016) - Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) has recently received approval to offer the ACT college admission test to high school students in Greene County and surrounding areas. LOA became a SAT Test Center last year and has regularly tested between 30-40 students each testing date. Having a test center in Greene County has made the SAT more accessible to students in the area without having to incur long distance travel.


"We are very pleased to add the ACT as a test center in Greene County, as it may be a better test option for some students," said Dr. Hester Vasconcelos, Test Center Supervisor. "As a rural school, LOA had to apply repeatedly to become a test center and dispel the myth that there are not enough test takers in our area." LOA will offer the ACT on December 10, 2016, and February 11, 2017, during the upcoming school year. The ACT Test Center at LOA is Test Center #246290 and is open to all students. Students can register online and get more information about the ACT by visiting

Both the SAT and the ACT are exams that are universally accepted for college admission. The redesigned SAT is now more similar to the ACT with both tests having an essay-optional component and being tied to high school curriculum. Students may opt to take either test multiple times. Many colleges will consider what is termed a "super score," which is the highest score on each part of the test even when those scores come from different test dates. Potential test takers should contact their college counselor and review the ACT and SAT websites to help them make decisions about which test may be the best for them. Students can access SAT information at

SAT Test Dates for 2016-2017 at Test Center #11522:

October 1, 2016
November 5, 2016
December 3, 2016
January 28, 2017
March 11, 2017
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017

ACT Test Dates for 2016-2017 at Test Center #246290:

December 10, 2016
February 11, 2017

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Contact: Kerry Minster