HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION AND COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINIATIONS
ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB) 11th Grade
The ASVAB will summarize your students’ career exploration and interests, verbal skills, math skills, and science and technical skills. There is a built-in career exploration interest inventory to help guide your student in choosing a career path that most matches their skills and interests. The exam is also required for those interested in pursuing the U.S. Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) as their post-secondary option.
SMARTER BALANCED (SBAC) 11th Grade
The SBAC assesses math and English Language Arts for the 21st Century. All SBAC assessments are conducted on the computer, are cutting edge, and are relevant for your 21st Century student. The exam will preview how prepared they are for post-secondary life. The SBAC results are used to measure the yearly performance index for each high school in California.
EARLY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (EAP) 11th Grade
Students should take advantage of the EAP exam to determine whether they will place out of required basic English and Math classes at the college level. There are three levels of scoring: College Ready, Conditionally College Ready, and Not College Ready. By scoring College Ready, your student will save money on remedial college courses.
PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Qualifying Test) 9th—11th Grades
The PSAT tests students in critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills. It is recommended that college-bound sophomores and juniors take this exam. PSAT results are used by students and their counselors for predicting SAT scores and for helping to determine future academic plans. Students who score within the top 1% of PSAT test takers may be eligible for a National Merit Scholarship. See your counselor for details.
ACT & SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT) 11th—12th Grade
Students desiring to attend a four-year college after graduating need to take either the ACT or SAT by spring of their junior year and again in the fall of their senior year. The ACT covers English, Math, Critical Reading, Science reasoning, and Writing. The SAT covers Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. In addition to taking the ACT or SAT, some majors at UC schools strongly recommend that prospective students take SAT Subject Tests (i.e. Foreign Language). It is the responsibility of the student to research which colleges and respective majors require SAT Subject Tests.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
The following AP classes will be offered during the 2016-2017 school year:
AP English Language
AP Human Geography
AP European History
AP U.S. History
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Environmental Science AP Psychology
AP Calculus A/B
AP Calculus B/C
AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art
AP Comparative Government
AP Exams are given during the spring AP testing window in May. Exam costs may be provided at a reduced rate based on income qualified families. See your counselor for more details.
CALIFORNIA ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TEST (CELDT) for English Learners 9th—12th Grade
The CELDT Exam is offered only once per year for all students classified as English Learners. Once the student scores an overall of 4 or 5 on the exam, they will be eligible for reclassification (RFEP); however, they must also meet the other requirements.