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    Practice

    March 2 Success-
    A free, on-line test preparation, self-paced course, to help improve math, science and English skills for improved performance on standardized tests (State PSSA Testing or SAT preparation. March 2 Success is for everyone over the age of 13 and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Click on link above to register and see a demonstration course. 

    Sections include: 
    Comprehensive English (Language usage, Reading, Writing)
    Integrated Math (Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics)
    Integrated Science (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    Skills and Strategies (Test-taking skills for state assessments, college admissions, aptitude tests)
    SAT Program (SAT preparation, SAT Quiz Bank, Online SAT writing workshop, online practice test with performance feedback)
    ACT Program (ACT preparation, online practice test with performance feedback)

    Khan Academy-

    A personalized learning resource for all ages

    Khan academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art economics, more.

    High School

    Keystone Exams

    The Keystone exams replaced the PSSA exams.  Proficiency on the Pennsylvania Keystone exams are required for all students in order to graduate.  Students are tested in Literature, Algebra I, and Biology.  Students need to score Proficient or Advanced on the Keystone exams. 

    AP-

    AP (Advanced Placement) courses are college-level courses a student can take while in high school.  Through AP Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most colleges and universities. The following AP courses are currently being offered at the high school:

    AP Biology
    AP Chemistry
    AP English Literature and Composition
    AP Environmental Science
    AP US History

    The AP exams are given at the high school during the first two weeks of May.  Students taking AP courses are required to take the AP Exams.    There is no cost to the student unless they earn less than a "C" in the AP course.  Fee waivers are available for eligible students.

    Military

    ASVAB-

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is given to all tenth grade students.  The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work. 

    College
    The following tests are helpful and/or necessary to get into certain colleges.  These college prep tests include: PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP.

    PSAT-

    PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test.  The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills.  The PSAT is available for students to take in October of tenth or eleventh grade.  Eleventh graders are eligible for a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarships program.

    SAT-

    The SAT Reasoning Test (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is the nation's most widely used admissions test among colleges and universities.  It tests students' knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics.  The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college- skills that students learned in high school.  

    SAT II- Subject Test-

    Some colleges require or recommend that you take the SAT Subject Tests.  Subject tests allow a student to demonstrate proficiency in five general subject areas.  These include: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.

    ACT-

    ACT (American College Testing) is another college testing program that some colleges may request instead of or in addition to the SAT to determine college admissions.

     

    Last updated December 14, 2017 6:42 PM