Testing Information

It is the recommendation of the CCHS counseling team for students to take either the ACT/SAT or combination of both at least 2 and up to 4 times between spring of their sophomore year and early fall of their senior year
The ACT Test
The ACT test is a college entrance examination and measures mastery in five areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. The test is offered at CCHS throughout the year. Please visit www.act.org for more information and to register for the ACT. We encourage students to begin to take the ACT early in their junior year. Students are encouraged to take the ACT at least three times because most students tend to improve their score each subsequent time. Many colleges will not accept ACT scores after October of the senior year. ACT Official Site
The PSAT/NMSQT Test – October 10
The PSAT/NMSQT is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Sophomore and junior students may choose to take this test for a nominal fee ($17) for the purpose of preparing (10th grade) or qualifying (11th) for the National Merit Scholarship OR for practicing for the SAT.
PSAT 9/10

The PSAT 9 is a test that will help you and your teachers figure out what you need to work on most so that you’re ready for college when you graduate from high school. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT. PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 are practice tests for the SAT and also help students prepare for all standardized test situations.

PSAT 2019/2020 Dates
All 9th graders – October 15 All 10th Graders – March 24
The SAT Test
The SAT will be administered to all 11th grade students on March 25 at CCHS. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are globally recognized college admissions exams designed to assess academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. The test measures knowledge of reading, writing, and math skills. The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year. Practice For The PSAT Practice For The SAT Register For The SAT SAT Official Site
AP Tests
AP (or Advanced Placement) courses are designed to deliver college-level curriculum and content at the high school level. Students pay to take an exam in the spring to measure they mastery of the course material. If the student scores high enough (each college has different requirements about what scores they will accept), he/she will be granted college credit for the course. AP classes are a great way for high school students to earn free college credit in high school (excepting the cost of the AP exam). CCHS offers three AP classes: AP Government and AP Calculus along with numerous AP options through Michigan Virtual University. AP Score Reporting

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