SAT

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

Class of 2018: Take the redesigned SAT.

*To get more information on the changes to the new SAT and view sample questions, visitcollegereadiness.collegeboard.org.

Don’t let test fees hold you back from taking the SAT or applying to college. Ask your counselor about SAT fee waivers. Visit sat.org/fee-waivers to see if you qualify.

Test Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration deadline mail / online
SAT and Subject August 26th July 28th Aug 08th / Aug 15th
SAT and Subject October 7th September 8th Sept 19th / Sept 27th
SAT and Subject November 4th October 5th Oct 17th / Oct 25th
SAT and Subject December 2nd November 2nd November 14th / Nov 21st
SAT only March 10th February 9th Feb 20th / Feb 28th
SAT and Subject May 5th April 6th April 17th / April 25th
SAT and Subject June 2nd May 3rd May 15th / May 23rd

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

ACT

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late fee required)
September 9th August 4th August 5-18, 2017
October 28th September 22nd September 23 – October 6, 2017
December 9th November 3rd November 4-17, 2017
February 10th January 12th January 13-19, 2018
April 14th March 9th March 10-23, 2018
June 9th May 4th March 5-18, 2018
July 14th June 15th June 16-22, 2018

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 ACT web account at www.actstudent.org. Scores are posted according to the schedule under the “View Your Scores” link. You may not receive your scores in time to decide if you want to register for the next test date.


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 2019

WEEK ONE SCHEDULE:

Day Exam Exam Start Time Location of Exam
Monday, May 6th US Government & Politics 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Environmental Science 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Chinese Language 12:30pm BSD WISC Building*
Tuesday, May 7th Spanish Language 7:30am BSD WISC Building*
Physics 1 12:00pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Wednesday, May 8th English Literature 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
European History 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
French Language 12:30pm BSD WISC Building*
Thursday, May 9th Chemistry 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Psychology 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Friday, May 10th US History 7:30am 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 13th Biology 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Physics C – Mechanics 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Physics C – Electricity 2:00pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Tuesday, May 14th Calculus AB/BC 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Human Geography 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Wednesday, May 15th English Language 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Macroeconomics 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Thursday, May 16th World History 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Comparative Government 7:30am BSD WISC Building*
Statistics 12:30pm SHS Auxiliary Gym
Friday, May 17th Microeconomics 7:30am SHS Auxiliary Gym
Computer Science A 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.