National ACT Exams - (www.actstudent.org )
Those students wishing to take additional ACT tests must sign up for a national ACT exam day which are held six times throughout the year on a Saturday. To sign up for a national ACT exam you must sign up on line at www.actstudent.org. If you do not have access to the internet, please come to the Post Grad Center to register online.
Practice SAT (PSAT) - (www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html )
The practice SAT test is available to SHHS sophomores and juniors in mid-October. The PSAT is not used for college admission purposes, but it is good practice for those students who will be taking the SAT. The PSAT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholar program. National Merit Scholars are those junior test takers scoring in the top 0.5% nationally of all PSAT testers.
Understanding PSAT/NMSQT Results
National SAT - (sat.collegeboard.com/home )
This is also used for college admission purposes. Only about 15% of the Class of 2010 chose to take the SAT, mostly those seeking admittance to East Coast, West Coast or highly selective schools. As a rule of thumb, if a college recommends that you take SAT I's or SAT II's, then you should prepare to take both in addition to the ACT.
Advanced Placement Exams (AP) - (www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html )
These exams are taken by sophomores through seniors in early May for AP courses offered through SHHS. These exams are scored on a 1 through 5 scale and. Depending upon an individual’s score they may be used to qualify for college credit.
(Smoky Hill CEEB School Code 060-452)
District ACT - All juniors in the CCSD are automatically enrolled to take this exam at no cost in February.
State SAT - All juniors in Colorado are automatically enrolled to take this exam at no cost in April.
National ACT - Any SHHS student wishing to take an additional ACT test must sign up individually for one of six national testing dates throughout the year. Registration for the national ACT takes place online here. Sign-up information can be found in the Post Grad Center.
Practice SAT (PSAT)- Any SHHS sophomore and junior may sign up to participate in the PSAT. Sign-up information can be found in the Post Grad Center in late September and early October.
National SAT - Any SHHS student wishing to take the SAT I's or SAT II's must sign up individually for one of the national testing dates throughout the year. Sign-up information can be found in the Post Grad Center. Students register online (http://sat.collegeboard.com/register).
Advanced Placement Exams (AP) -
Students enrolled in an AP course at SHHS are expected to take their respective AP exam(s). Registration information is available in the Post Grad center or you may click on the AP Exam link on our website