PSAT: All Sophomores will be given the PSAT 10 in the spring. This will prepare them to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam in the fall of their junior year when it will count for the National Merit Scholarship.
Juniors can take the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) on Saturday, October 19, 2019. This test is optional and is for juniors only. The test is used in the junior year as the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship, and lets them see how they compare to other students in the same grade across the country.
Registration takes place in the Principal's office. Students should hand in a registration form (available in the CHS Counseling office or Principal's office), and cash or check made out to Clarkston High School for $22. The registration deadline is Friday, September 6th.
Scores will become available on or around December 18, 2019, and students will be notified via email from College Board. Follow the instructions to set up the College Board account, and submit the access code to acquire scores.
SAT: All juniors will take the SAT this Spring as part of state testing requirements. There is no need to sign up for this test, since it is provided by Clarkston High School and is given during school hours. Students wishing to re-take the SAT after the Spring test is administered for score improvement will need to register to take the test on one of the national test dates. Registration information can be found at www.collegeboard.org
Students wishing to re-take the SAT after the Spring test is administered for score improvement will need to register to take the test on one of the national test dates. Students are able to test at any test center they wish, however Clarkston High School is a testing center every August. Registration information can be found at www.collegeboard.org
ACT: Students wishing to take the ACT can register to take the test on one of the national test dates at www.actstudent.org. It is recommended for juniors to take both the ACT and the SAT. The tests are very different and students may score better on one vs. the other. Both tests are accepted by colleges for admission purposes.
ASVAB: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. The ASVAB now incorporates a career exploration and planning program that uses your ASVAB results to help explore the world of work. The ASVAB test is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. ASVAB testing takes place each year in March.
Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Advanced Placement offers students at Clarkston High School the opportunity to take college-level courses and exams. These courses allow students to potentially earn college credit, fulfill prerequisites for the first year in college, and give themselves an edge in the college admissions process.
Registration for 2019-2020 AP Exams has significantly changed, as mandated by the College Board. Registration runs Monday, September 9, 2019 (7 a.m.) through Friday, October 25, 2019 (11:59 p.m.). Register at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/230630. Exam fee is $104 per test. Please see the link below for CHS specific registration details.
Updated information (3/20/20):
Good afternoon, amazing AP students and parents!
First, thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unique situations regarding AP Curriculum and Testing. As some of you may know, College Board released a new update today regarding their planning and flexibility to assist students and teachers in the weeks to come. For a full read, please see the following:
In simpler terms, here are some dates that College Board has provided:
Wednesday, March 25th: College Board will release free, live webinars to review AP courses, for both AP teachers and students.
April 3rd: Exam schedule and testing details will become available for virtual/ home-based test taking for students. Basically, each subject exam will have an option of two test dates for convenience (one early, and one later), and may be chosen by the student.
After speaking with administration this afternoon, they feel that it is an imperative for staff to review the AP materials from College Board, which will be released on Wednesday, March 25th. The expectation for students is that they utilize AP materials that have been provided by their teachers, as well as ancillary materials provided by College Board. It is an expectation for teachers to work to support said materials (understand what curriculum kids are getting) and to continue to teach by providing on-line material and supports.
What AP Teachers will continue to do:
They will continue to communicate with their students
Provide resources to assist students in learning the AP curriculum, whether through College Board resources, or other ancillary materials.
Be sure to email your AP teachers if you have any questions regarding these resources, and they will respond in a timely manner.
At this time, College Board is urging students that are registered for an AP exam to take the opportunity to review and utilize the resources they will be providing. But as we approach testing, please note that any student that is registered for an exam and chooses to cancel may do so at no charge. Please contact Shannon Carolin at email@example.com to cancel your exam, and receive a refund.
We appreciate your ongoing cooperation and patience, and wish you safety and wellness in these times.
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