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Testing Information

Testing Information

College entrance exams play a very important part in the whole college entrance experience. There are two college entrance exams: the SAT and the ACT. Deciding which one to take is something that should be researched and discussed with your counselor. Both are accepted at almost all colleges. ACT is the most common test taken in the Midwest. For more information on these exams and others given at AHS, click on the links below.

ACT | SAT | PSAT | PreACT | PreACT 8/9 | ASVAB | Test Prep Classes 

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It is generally recommended that students BEGIN taking the ACT and SAT in the first semester of their junior year. Students wishing to take college classes while in high school will need qualifying test scores and may need to take the ACT earlier. AHS hosts the ACT test each time it is offered, except for the July date.  The ACT has four parts: Reading Comprehension, Math, English, and Science.

Upcoming ACT Test Dates and Deadlines​: Found at


ACT Test Prep Sites:
PowerPrep ACT Prep Sessions with Carolyn Devane:

Online Class: February 2nd and 3rd
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$75 / student, $95 after January 22nd
Registration Information Here



SAT logoThe SAT is also a standardized college admissions test that is widely accepted.  The SAT has two parts (math and language arts), with 800 big the highest score for each part.  AHS is not a location students can test for the SAT, but there are a few locations nearby that do hold it.


Upcoming SAT Test Dates and Deadlines​: Found at


SAT Test Prep Sites:

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In October, juniors and sophomores have the opportunity to sign up and take the PSAT - the Preliminary SAT.  This test not only serves as a practice test for the SAT, but it is also used as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  There is a small fee to take this test, and it is given at AHS during National Testing Day.

PSAT Test Prep Sites:

PreACT LogoPreACT provides students with a structured testing environment similar to what they will experience when taking the ACT, ACT test-quality questions, and predictive scores on the familiar 1–36 scale. This helps students get comfortable with the test and understand how they’re doing in core subjects. It also helps parents and educators identify areas where additional support might be necessary.  

More information about the PreACT can be found here.

PreACT 89 LogoPreACT® 8/9 is a multiple-choice assessment that provides 8th and 9th grade students an early measure of College and Career Readiness while serving as a practice opportunity for the ACT® test.  The State of Kansas is providing this test for free for all freshmen this year.  Advantages of taking this test are:

  • Provides a review of academic progress in high school
  • Measures knowledge and skills in four core areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science
  • Provides an indicator of college and career readiness and acts as a predictor of performance on the ACT® test

More information about the PreACT 8/9 can be found here.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.  This test is used to help students in looking at various careers and their aptitude for those careers.

More information about the ASVAB can be found here.

ACT Prep Class Options
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ACT® Prep Power Classes

ACT Power Classes are no-nonsense online classes that each focus on a specific section of the test. In these short classes, we’ll present strategies and content essential for students who want to raise their scores.

PowerPrep ACT Prep Sessions with Carolyn Devane:

Online Class: February 2nd and 3rd
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$75 / student, $95 after January 22nd
Registration Information Here