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Standardized Testing Information

College Entrance Exams

PSAT SAT ACT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).

This test is given once a year in October

at SSHS. The PSAT is open to all Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors. Junior year PSAT results are entered into competition for National Merit Scholarships. 

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National Merit Scholar

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This test is used by most colleges and universities as the examination portion of their entrance requirements.

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COLLEGE BOARD

 

SAT SUBJECT TESTS

American College Test (ACT).  This test is another form of the examination portion of the entrance requirement to colleges and universities. 

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ACT

 

CEEB Code for SSHS

053372

Required for PSAT, SAT, and AP Exams

AP Testing

For most students, taking the AP Exam in May serves as the natural culmination of their AP course experience. 

Fast facts about AP Exams (From the CollegeBoard website):

  • In 2015, over 4.5 million exams were taken by more than 2.5 million students at over 19,000 high schools.
  • All AP Exams include a multiple-choice and free-response section, with the following exceptions: Seminar (written exam), Research (academic paper and presentation and oral defense), and all three Studio Art exams (portfolio assessment). AP Exams in world languages and cultures include a speaking section with recorded student responses.
  • The AP Exam fee is $92 per exam. The fee for exams administered outside of the United States and Canada is $122 per exam. The fee for Exams administered at Authorized Test Centers outside of the United States varies. The College Board provides a $30 fee reduction for qualifying low-income students. Most states use federal and/or state funds to contribute to the remaining exam fee for low-income students.
  • More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP Exam scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.

 

Limits of AP Credit:

 

There is no hard and fast rule about what AP Exam score qualifies a student to receive college credit. That determination is left up to each school; generally, an AP Score of 3 or higher qualifies a student for credit, but some schools make it a 4. Many schools will also only offer credit worth less than a semester-long course. Others, Brown most notably, do not give “credit,” so much as a high AP Score can help a student jump past introductory coursework. Then there’s the example of the University of San Diego, which requires a 5 in AP US History for credit, but is happy to give credit for a 3 in AP Biology.

 

The College Board does have a very useful website to find each school's individual policy-you can follow it to the school's official website!

AP Courses offered at SSHS

  • World History
  • US History
  • US Government & Politics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • Calculus
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics C
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science 
  • Statistics
  • French
  • Studio Art 2D (Digital Photo)
  • Studio Art 2D (Drawing)
  • Studio Art 2D (Design)
  • Studio Art 3D