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Congratulations to Jaren Shelby for winning Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year!

TCHS Team Wins Future Problem Solving International Competition

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Tates Creek High School continues to be one of the top schools in the state for Kentucky Governor's Scholar success!   We are proud to have had 127 GSP scholars the past five years!

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CERT Results

On October 20th, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at Tates Creek High School took an assessment called CERT (College-Equipped Readiness Tool), which is the assessment we are using this year in place of MAP. This assessment informs students, parents, and teachers of academic needs and strengths in core content areas.

The 9th and 10th grade students took a PLAN-like assessment which is an early indicator of college-readiness and potential to meet benchmarks on the ACT and all 11th grade students took a practice ACT test in order to gauge their academic readiness on the actual ACT.

All the scores have been uploaded to the CERT website and students are being given directions on how to log in and access those scores through their English classes. If your child doesn’t have an English class, please have them go to the counseling office to receive their password.

The reports will give you an idea if your child is meeting benchmarks, will indicate percentiles, and will also provide study hall videos on all the content and skills that the student struggled with on the CERT test.

All 9th and 10th graders will take this test again in the spring and 11th grade will take their actual ACT on March 1, 2016.

The benchmarks are below:

  • For 9th graders the benchmarks are based on potential ACT PLAN scores as Freshmen. Benchmarks are- 14- English, 17- Math, 18- Reading, and 19- Science.
  • For 10th grade the benchmarks are based on potential ACT PLAN scores as Sophomores. Benchmarks are- 15 English, 18- Math, 19- Reading, and 20 Science.
  • For 11th grade the benchmarks are based on potential ACT scores. Your ACT will take place on March 1, 2016. Benchmarks are 18- English, 19- Math, 20- Reading, and 23- Science.


To access ACT Prep options, follow these directions:

1.  Go to www.certforschools.com

2.  Log in with your account information:

  • Username is your student email address.
  • Passwords can be retrieved from your English teacher, Mrs. Bordas, or Mr. Cheatham.  Once logged in you can change your password by clicking Profile and Change Password.


If you have any questions about the CERT test, you may contact Meredith Bordas at Meredith.bordas@fayette.kyschools.us or Justin Cheatham at Justin.cheatham@fayette.kyschools.us

School Accountability

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Updating Email Addresses in Infinite Campus

Parents, if you need to update your email addresses or phone numbers in Infinite Campus, please email Debbie Gilley and Parent Portal with your new information.

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TCHS aims to provide active student engagement and foster meaningful relationships through rigorous and relevant instruction centered in intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, TCHS utilizes student achievement data to drive our practices and develop challenging programs of education and assessment.

These programs encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who maintain an open, empathetic mindset towards others.