• TESTING

    PSAT – (Coordinator: Chip Harvey)

    The PSAT is given one time per year in October. Sophomore and Junior students will automatically be registered for the test. The test measures verbal, math and writing skills and is scored on a 20-80 scale. Sophomore and junior students take the PSATs in preparation for the SATs. Juniors whose PSAT/NMSQT score is approximately in the top 50,000 nationally will qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program.

     

    SAT I – (Coordinator: Meridith Bebee)

    The SAT I measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills. The test is administered several times throughout the year and is approximately three hours in duration. SAT scores will be sent to the high school only if the student remembers to write out the school code when registering to take the test.

    Registration: Students who wish to register for the SATs must do so directly through the college board. Students can register via mail or on line at http://www.collegeboard.com/. The test is offered four times during the year at GVHS. To find out the dates that the test will be administered at GVHS, please consult the college board website, or the school calendar. Students can register to take the test at another school but should remember to put the GVHS code on their registration form so that the scores will be sent to us. Our school code is 392363.

     

    SAT II – (Coordinator: Meridith Bebee)

    The SAT II is a subject test that measures a student's knowledge and skills in a particular subject and their ability to apply that knowledge. Students can take up to three tests on any testing date. The SAT IIs are not offered as often as the SAT I. Dates for this exam can be found on the college board website http://www.collegeboard.com/.

    Some colleges require SAT II

     

    Registration: The registration process is the same for the SAT I.

    Fee Waiver…Eligible students who demonstrate financial need can receive up to two (2) fee waivers for the SAT I and up to two (2) fee waivers for the SAT II. Eligible students should contact their school counselor for a waiver form.

    Score Choice - gives you the option to choose which scores (by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests) you send to colleges.  Students can choose scores from one, several or all test dates, as well as view the score-use practices of participating colleges and universities.  Colleges and universities will only receive the scores thta you send them - student scores will not be released without specific consent.
     
    Please note:  SAT scores are not included on high school transcripts.  You must have these scores sent directly by Collegeboard.
     
     
    Testing Accommodations

    Students with an IEP or 504 who receive extended time or other testing accommodations are eligible to receive the same accommodations for the PSAT, SAT I and SAT II tests.
    Students should talk with the Transition Coordinator, Renee Kilpatrick, to complete the eligibility forms prior to registering for any testing. Students who have completed their eligibility forms must remember to register for the necessary accommodations.

    Contact Information:
    SAT Program…609-771-7600
    Website…
    http://www.collegeboard.com/
    Telephone registration…800-SAT-SCORE
    Students with disabilities…609-771-7137
     
    Advanced Placement (AP) Exams (Coordinator: Meridith Bebee)
     
    AP exams are taken during the first two weeks of May.  Students who are enrolled in an AP course at GVHS are expected to take the exam.  Students who are not enrolled in AP courses are permitted to take the exam as well.
     
    Although AP exam scores do not impact students' grades or GPA at GVHS, students can earn college credit at many colleges and universities with a strong score on the exam.  Each college establishes their own AP policy and determines which exams and scores they will accept for credit.
     
    Registration materials are distributed to AP students several weeks before exams begin.  Students MUST register in the high school counseling office by the registration deadline date noted on the registration materials they receive.
     
    More information about AP courses and exams can be found on the Collegeboard's website at www.collegeboard.com.
     
     
     
    ACT: (Coordinator: Jeff Martin) 

    The ACT measures college and career readiness skills in English, math, reading, and science. There is also an optional writing test which most colleges require.  The test is administered several times throughout the year and is approximately three hours in duration. ACT scores will be sent to the high school if the student remembers to fill in the GVHS school code when registering to take the test.

    Registration: Students who wish to register for the ACT must do so directly through the the ACT website. Students can register on line at http://www.actstudent.org/. The test is offered two times during the year at GVHS. To find out the dates that the test will be administered at GVHS, please consult the ACT website, or the school calendar. Students can register to take the test at another school but should remember to put the GVHS code on their registration form so that the scores will be sent to us. Our school code is 392363.