No school Feb. 17 through Feb. 21, for the mid-winter break.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 21: The district office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Early and Extended Learning Mid-winter Break Camp will be open from Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 21.
School will be back in session Monday, Feb. 24.

SAT and ACT

You may take the SAT or ACT at any of the seven administrations offered through the school year, but most students take one, or both, tests once in the spring of their junior year. That way, they can take the preferred test again in the fall of their senior year to see if they can improve their scores.

Don’t let test fees hold you back from taking the SAT, the ACT, or applying to college. Ask your counselor about SAT or ACT fee waivers.

Test Test Date Deadline
SAT and Subject August 24th July 26th
SAT and Subject October 5th September 6th
SAT and Subject November 2nd October 3rd
SAT and Subject December 7th November 8th
SAT only March 14th February 14th
SAT and Subject May 2nd April 3rd
SAT and Subject June 6th May 8th

 

**Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

ACT

Test Date Deadline
September 14th August 16th
October 26th September 20th
December 14th November 8th
February 8th January 10th
April 4th February 28th
June 13th May 8th
July 18th June 19th

Send up to four score reports free by listing those colleges when you register.

Scores are normally reported 2-8 weeks after your test (5-8 weeks for the ACT with writing). Get your score report through your CollegeBoard web account at collegeboard.org or ACT web account at www.actstudent.org.


AP Registrations are now open. Every student in an AP course will have an AP exam test fine attached to their account.  Please go online to Touchbase to pay your test fee.  Also, each student must fill out the AP registration form, distributed with the AP social studies teachers.  If they do not have an AP social studies class they can pick up a form with Ms. Tomlinson or Ms. Healy. Deadline: February 14th.

There are three ways to pay for the exams:

  1. ONLINE on https://touchbase.bsd405.org
    1. Log in with your student ID number. Your password is your last name.
    2. Click on your name that shows up.
    3. Click on the RED pay tab and then select the AP exam listed.
  2. IN PERSON at the Accountant’s Office at SHS ( Window #2)
    1. The accountant accepts cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard.
  3. For students who have FREE/REDUCED Lunch or need a BSD Scholarship
    1. If you qualify for F/R lunch they will already show up, just click and “PAY” the fee shown.  If you qualify for F/R lunch but still has payment due, please see the accountant.
    2. If you do not qualify for F/R lunch but need a scholarship, please fill out the BSD Scholarship form found at the Accountant’s Window.

**If you are scheduled for two AP exams on the same day, you have the opportunity to take one late test without paying late fees.

**If you need to take an AP exam at a later date, please contact Ms. Tomlinson (contact information below) and be prepared to pay a late fee.

For more information, please contact Andi Tomlinson at tomlinsona@bsd405.org or our accountant, Michelle Healy at healym@bsd405.org.


Our goal is for all Sammamish graduates to receive an education that prepares them to continue their education at the college level. Nationally, only about 50% of the students who begin college graduate within ten years. Preparing students to begin college is not good enough. They must have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and work ethic to complete college. In higher education, students must make connections among disciplines, integrate the knowledge and skills from all the disciplines, and apply them effectively to new and unfamiliar challenges. One way we work toward this goal is through the AP Program at Sammamish High School.

Students who are prepared to be successful in college, career, and life need to develop essential Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills and Awareness. Students are able to build these essential knowledge and skills in Advanced Placement courses.


AP Test Schedule 2020

WEEK ONE SCHEDULE:

Day Exam Exam Start Time Location of Exam
Monday, May 4th US Government & Politics 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Physics C: Mechanics 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Physics C: Electricity 2:00pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Tuesday, May 5th Calculus AB/BC 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Human Geography 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Wednesday, May 6th English Literature 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Physics 2 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Thursday, May 7th Chemistry 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym

Physics 1

Spanish Literature

12:30pm

12:30pm

SHS Auxiliary Gym

WISC

Friday, May 8th

US History

Computer Science A

7:30am

12:30pm

 

SHS Auxiliary Gym

SHS Auxiliary Gym

 

Studio Art Portfolios Due

*BSD Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC) Building Address: 12241 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

WEEK TWO SCHEDULE:

Day Exam Exam Start Time Location of Exam
Monday, May 11th Biology 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Environmental Science 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Tuesday, May 12th Spanish Language 7:30am WISC*
Psychology 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Wednesday, May 13th English Language 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Microeconomics 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Thursday, May 14th World History 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym

Comparative Government

World History

7:30am

7:30am

BSD WISC Building*

SHS Auxiliary Gym

Macroeconomics

Italian Language

12:30pm

12:30pm

SHS Auxiliary Gym

WISC*

Friday, May 15th French Language 7:30am WISC*
Statistics 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym

*BSD Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC) Building Address: 12241 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

 

How do AP courses in high school increase success in college?

  • High school graduates who do not take any AP courses graduate from college at a rate of only 33% by age 30.
  • Students who take only one AP course nearly double the likelihood of college graduation to 59%.
  • Students who take two or more AP courses raise the likelihood to 76%.


State Standardized Testing: SBA & WCAS

We will be administering state-standardized tests to our students during the last two weeks of May (05/20/2019 – 05/24/2019 & 05/27/2019 – 05/31/2019). Tests and the groups required to test are detailed below:

Date Test Administered Group(s) Required to Test
Tuesday, May 21st Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) All 11th Grade Students
Wednesday, May 22nd, & Thursday, May 23rd Smarter Balanced Assessment – English/Language Arts (SBA ELA) All 10th Grade Students & 11th/12th Grade Students that have not previously passed this assessment
Wednesday, May 29th, & Thursday, May 30th Smarter Balanced Assessment – Math (SBA Math) All 10th Grade Students & 11th/12th Grade Students that have not previously passed this assessment

On all five of these testing dates we will be running an altered schedule to accommodate for testing time at the beginning of the day. Those schedules are noted below:

There will also be additional testing days for students to either complete an unfinished test or make-up a missed assessment on Friday, May 24th, and Friday, May 31st. Additional details on these standardized tests can be reviewed in an earlier communication issued by one of our Assistant Principals, Thomas Gangle, available here.