Testing Updates - 11/2/2020
Important AP Exam Information:
The deadline to register for AP exams is Friday, 11/13. If you were not registered for the exam associated with your AP class(es) on 11/5, you received an email from Assistant Principal, Matthew Wallace. In order to avoid a late fee of $40, you must join your class section on the My AP Classroom portal. In order to join the classroom, you will need a College Board account and the class specific join code. You may already have a College Board account if you have previously taken an AP class or if you have accessed any PSAT or SAT scores in the past. You can contact your teacher for the class specific join code if needed.
This letter was shared with all HPHS families in early November that has more details.
National (Weekend) Testing
Upcoming National ACT/SAT weekend testing dates include:
ACT: December 12, 2020 (DHS)
ACT: February 6, 2021 (HPHS)
SAT: March 13, 2021 (DHS)
ACT: April 17, 2021 (HPHS and DHS)
SAT: May 8, 2021 (DHS)
SAT: June 5, 2021 (HPHS)
State Mandated SAT and PSAT Testing
Seniors who did not take the SAT on 9/23 or 10/14 will have take the SAT on April 13, 2021 in order to satisfy the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) graduation requirement.. More information about the April 13 date will be shared later in the school year.
ISBE requires that all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors participate in the PSAT/SAT state accountability testing. Freshmen take the PSAT 8/9, sophomores take the PSAT 10, and juniors take the SAT. The anticipated date for these tests is April 13, 2021. More information will be shared at a later date.
Update on the PSAT/NMSQT: We have moved the testing date to Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Originally this exam was scheduled for October 14, 2020. More information on the PSAT/NSMQT will follow at a later time.
The January administration of PSAT/NMSQT will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
2020-2021 AP Testing
Highland Park High School offers a variety of opportunities for students to take college entrance exams, or exams that prepare them for future college entrance exams, throughout their high school career. Additionally, Highland Park High School offers a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These courses provide the foundation for students to demonstrate content specific skills on AP exams. See below for information related to the SAT, ACT and AP exams. Use the navigation bar on the left to find more specific information related to testing for all HPHS students.All colleges and universities accept either the ACT or SAT for college admissions purposes. Links to these sites are below. In addition to administering the SAT, College Board also administers Subject Tests and AP examinations. Students are advised to consider both of these tests as possibilities, the exams test different abilities so students may test better on one or the other. Contact your student's counselor or consult one of the College Counselors for advice on which test is appropriate for your student.Click the links below for additional information on the ACT and SAT, as well as Advanced Placement Testing; click the links at left for information on testing dates.
- All students enrolled in an AP course should login to their MY AP account (or create one if needed) and join their specific class section(s). Teachers can provide the the section specific Join Code.
- College Board has eliminated the $40 cancellation fee for this school year. Therefore, all students who join their class section on the MY AP portal will automatically be registered for the test. More specific information about fees and dates related to fees will be shared in the near future.
There are also a growing number of colleges that do not require standardized testing for admissions purposes, or that have modified testing policies. For a comprehensive list of these schools check out www.fairtest.org.