• TESTING
     
     
    STAAR
    The STAAR Tests will be taken by students in grades 9-12. For complete information about these assessments, including test dates and practice resources, please visit the web page for Sherry Weatherley, DHS Testing Coordinator

     

    SAT
    The SAT is one example of a college entrance exam that many 4-year colleges require as a part of the admission process. It is also an important part of the application for merit-based scholarships. For a calendar of test dates, local test locations, and registration deadlines, please use this link: SAT/ACT Test Calendar.
       
       To register for the SAT: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register
       To prepare for the SAT: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice


    ACT
    The ACT is one example of a college entrance exam that many 4-year colleges require as a part of the admission process. It is also an important part of the application for merit-based scholarships. For a calendar of test dates, local test locations, and registration deadlines, please use this link: SAT/ACT Test Calendar.
       *To register for the ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/
       *To prepare for the ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/
       *To learn about the ACT mobile app that allows students to access their account: www.act.org/mobileapps/actstudent
       *To access useful information for parents: http://www.act.org/path/parent/
     
    AP
    Advanced Placement (AP)classes are designed to be a college course. Each year in May, AP tests are administered to assess a student's learning. Students who earn certain scores on an AP test may be awarded college credit as a result. Students should check with each college of interest to verify their criteria for awarding credit based on AP scores. For general information about these tests, please visit the following web site: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
    Students may also consult with their AP course teacher for additional preparation information for a respective course.


    PSAT
    The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT Test that sophomores and juniors take at Denton High School.This is a great experience to grow familiar with the types of questions on and the pacing of the SAT. In addition to being a great preparation for the SAT Test, the PSAT also acts as an entrance into the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Only junior students are eligible for this scholarship. Students are encouraged to visit the following site to investigate test taking tips, calculator policies, and to view practice test questions: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
     

    Credit By Exam- Retreival and Acceleration
    There are instances where Denton High School students are eligible to earn credit by taking an exam. The policies and details about these instances are located on the following web page: http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/619. For additional information, please speak with your school counselor.