As part of the college preparation program here at OCA, each student is strongly encouraged to take both the prep tests for the SAT and the ACT (the PREP and the PLAN respectively), as well as the exams themselves. We recommend and arrange the administration of the PSAT and the PRACT for 9th-11th grade students. We recommend the SAT be taken in the spring of the students' junior year. The ACT is administered at OCA in April of students' junior year. Students sign up for those tests themselves through College Board or the ACT website, if they would like to take that test more than the one time at OCA. Seniors retake the SAT or ACT if needed to increase their scores to earn the Bright Futures Scholarship.