Test Dates and Information

AHS School Code: 470420

2021-2022 AP Test Information

AP exam registration will begin Monday, October 4 and  will run through Wednesday, October 20. Students must complete an AP Exam Registration form and turn in payment to Mrs. Jeannie Johnson in room 103B.  Mrs. Jeannie Johnson will only collect AP Exam Registrations before school, after school, and during lunch.  AP Exam Registration Forms will be available in the school counseling office. In order for students to take an AP exam(s), he or she MUST complete a registration form and submit payment. Forms are available in the counseling office or can be accessed here.

The cost is $96 per exam. AP Testing runs from May 2- 13. To view the full AP Testing Calendar, please click here.

Please contact Meghan Parsons in the School Counseling Office at 434-974-4321 with questions.

PSAT Test Date: Tuesday, October 26th 2021 

This fall all students in grade 10th and 11th will have the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test- (PSAT/NMSQT).  This college prep test is a way to motivate more students to enroll in advanced placement classes, to give students time to develop skills needed to be successful in high school and beyond, and encourage all students to consider college.  We will administer the test on Tuesday, October 26th.   The school division is covering all costs for administering and scoring this test.  Please click here for more information.

Click here for 2021-2022 SAT Test Dates and Information

To register, go to http://www.collegeboard.org

Click here for 2021-2022 ACT Test Dates and Information

To register, go to http://www.act.org/ 

About SATs and ACTs

Most four year colleges require either SAT or ACT scores for admission. Though the SAT is more popular in this part of the country, the ACT is accepted at almost every college as well. Look at college websites for specific requirements. We recommend that students take their first SAT/ACT in the spring of 11th grade and take it again in October or November of 12th grade. Most people benefit from taking it more than once for two reasons:

  1. Most people improve their scores the second time they take it.
  2. Colleges will combine the best section scores from each test to come up with the total score.

You can prepare for the SAT and ACT. The first level of preparation is in your school classes. All academic classes focus on improving your writing, expanding your vocabulary, and understanding and analyzing what you read. Of course, your math classes will give you the necessary tools for the math section. On top of that, it is also recommended that you take practice tests and use the tools provided by SAT/ACT preparation books or on line at www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org, respectively. Khan Academy is another great resource for SAT prep and practice. There are also free SAT and ACT tutorials on  www.virginiamentor.org. SAT preparation classes are available as well. Many are expensive. They are not necessary, but can be helpful.