Testing

SAT INFORMATION

The SATs are recommended for students who wish to attend a four-year university directly after high school. It is advised that seniors take the SAT in the fall. To register for the SAT, go to http://www.collegeboard.com/.
Students whose first language is not English are counseled to take the TOEFL Exam in the fall of their senior year. This test score is used with the SAT score when applying to universities. Talk to your counselor for application instructions for the computer-based exam. Please see Ms. Covarrubias in the counseling suite to register for the exam.

Fee Waivers:

Students on free or reduced lunch can ask Ms. Carruthers in the Counseling Suite for a fee waivers when applying for these tests.

Seniors are recommended to take the SAT in August, October or November.
Juniors are recommended to take the SAT by May and any SAT Subject Tests by June.

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline
Aug. 24, 2019 July 26, 2019
Oct. 5, 2019 Sept. 6, 2019
Nov. 2, 2019 Oct. 3, 2019
Dec. 7, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019
March 14, 2020 Feb. 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020

ACT INFORMATION

The ACT is another standardized test recommended for students who wish to attend a four-year university directly after high school. It is advised that juniors take the ACT in the Spring and seniors take the ACT in the Fall. Please visit http://www.actstudent.org/ to register for the ACT.

Students on free or reduced lunch can ask Mr. Truesdale in the Counseling Suite for a fee waiver when applying for these tests. Fee waivers do NOT apply to late registration.

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020

SAT vs. ACT

While colleges generally accept either, they are very different tests.  You should speak to your counselor about which test may be right for you. You can see the main differences in the two exams here.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Dates

Students enrolled in AP courses will take AP examinations on the designated exam date. Should any special circumstance arise, please contact Ms. Maggie Hsu, Assistant Principal immediately.

2020 AP Exam schedule
Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon Afternoon

2 p.m.

Monday, May 4, 2020 United States Government and Politics Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

German Language and Culture

Human Geography

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 English Literature and Composition

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Chemistry

Spanish Literature and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Friday, May 8, 2020 United States History

Art History

Computer Science A

AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing  – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.
2020 AP Exam schedule
Week 2 Morning 8 a.m.Local Time Afternoon12 noonLocal Time
Monday,May 11, 2020 Biology

Chinese Language and Culture

Environmental Science

Tuesday,May 12, 2020

Seminar

Spanish Language and Culture

Latin

Psychology

Wednesday,May 13, 2020 English Language and Composition

Microeconomics

Music Theory

Thursday,May 14, 2020

Comparative Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Italian Language and Culture

Macroeconomics

Friday,May 15, 2020

Computer Science Principles

French Language and Culture

Statistics