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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase
Principal

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Counseling Department

Testing

AzSCI

Who
Students in grade 11 

What
State-mandated standardized exam for Arizona state standards in Science.

When 
TBD

Useful Links

Sample Test - Select Arizona, then click on "Mic Check and Sample Tests"
Formula Reference Guide
Period Table 

CWRA+

Who
9th and 11th graders

What
“The College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+) directly measures student performance on critical-thinking and written-communication skills, such as analysis and problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument, in addition to writing mechanics and effectiveness,” (https://cae.org).

The assessment consists of a Performance Task (DBQ)  to measure higher-order skills such as critical thinking and written communication in a real-world and a series of Selected Response (multiple choice) Questions to assess scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument. 

When
2 weeks during Fall (For 9th graders) and 2 weeks during Spring (For 11th graders)

Schedule

9th graders: 9/13/21-9/24/21 during English classes

11th graders: TBD during U.S. History classes

AP (Advanced Placement)

When
AP exams occur in the first two weeks of May.  Click here for the full schedule. 

How to Register

  • 1.) Create a MyAP (student) account through College Board (myap.collegeboard.org).
    • Already have a College Board account? Use the same credentials. DO NOT create two accounts.
    • Use a personal email address when creating a College Board account. DO NOT USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS. If you accidentally created an account with a school email address, change the email address in the "My Profile" section.
    • Be sure you are using your full legal name.
  • 2.) Once logged into MyAP, click the yellow “join course or exam” button and enter the join code provided by each of your AP teachers.  DO THIS IMMEDIATELY, regardless of whether or not you plan to test. ​​​​​​
    • You will have a unique join code for each AP class in which you are enrolled.
    • If you are intending to take an exam for a class you are not enrolled in, you must contact Ms. Collier ASAP (rcollier@cfsd16.org) and request an "exam only" join code (i.e. a native Spanish/Mandarin speaker not enrolled in the course wanting to test.) You may only test with CFHS if it is a class we offer. If we do not offer the course (Human Geography, Psychology, etc.), you will need to contact College Board. You must still adhere to all registration deadlines for "exam only" orders.
  • 3.) Once you join each class, click the yellow “register for exam” button. Then, you MUST select either “Confirm Exam Registration” or “No, I wish to remove myself from taking this exam”. This is DIFFERENT FROM LAST YEAR; you will not automatically have an exam ordered for you. If you do not join the MyAP Classroom AND confirm your exam registration, you will not get one (regardless of whether or not you pay)!
    • Decision deadline for fall/year-long classes = November 1
    • Decision deadline for spring semester only classes (S2 Gov/Macro) = March 1
    • * NO EXAMS CAN BE ORDERED AFTER THE MARCH 1 DEADLINE.
    • ** IMPORTANT: By confirming your exam registration, you are indicating that you understand the payment and fee guidelines, including the policies regarding late and cancellation fees (see #4 below.)
  • 4.) Starting October 1: Pay online via InTouch or with the Bursar's Office. The payment deadline is March 1, but the preferred payment deadline is November 1. 
    • Payment alone does not mean that a test has been ordered.
    • Students should first confirm/order their test in MyAP before paying.
    • College Board's exam fee is $96 per test. (Seminar and Research have a premium fee of $144.)
    • CFHS is charged $40 for late orders or canceled exams.
      • If you order by November 1 and then cancel after November 1, you will be charged a $40 cancellation fee.
      • If you order and pay before November 1, then cancel after November 1, you will receive a partial refund (we will keep $40). 
      • If you originally choose not to test by November 1, then change your mind by March 1, you will be charged a $40 late fee on top of your test fee.
    • Students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch will have a $0.00 exam charge. We still want you to go through the payment process so there is a record. NOTE: You WILL be charged any applicable $40 late/cancellation fees.

Useful Links

MyAP - Gives students access to AP classroom, where teachers can provide/assign resources and practice. This is also where students will register for a test.

FAQs - Responses to frequently asked questions regarding AP Exams.

AP Home Page

College Board Equivalency Search

UA Credit Equivalency Chart

STAMP (Seal of Biliteracy)

Who
9th-12th grade students

What
Assessment to demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (simplified or traditional), Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, or Swahili.

When
Friday, October 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM - Register here for 10/1

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM - Register here for 11/5

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Register here for 1/7

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Register here for 2/4

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Register here for 3/4

Where

House 1 Room 115

How to Register

Click the "Register here" link next to your selected test date above in order to get registered. After registering, you will receive an email with fee payment instructions.

Fee Payment Deadlines

For October 1 test date -- Fee Payment due by noon on 9/3/21

For November 5 test date -- By noon on 10/1/21

For January 7 test date -- By noon on 12/3/21

For February 4 test date -- By noon on 1/7/21

For March 4 test date -- By noon on 2/4/21

 Useful Links

AZ Civics Test

Who
11th graders (as well as 12th graders who have not yet passed)

What
In 2015, the Arizona State Legislature passed the Arizona Civics Test Law (House Bill 2064). This bill requires students, beginning with the graduating class of 2017, to pass a civics test based on the United States Immigration and Naturalization civics questions. Students will be required to score 60% or higher in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency certificate. School districts are required to document on the student’s transcript that the student passed the Arizona Civics Test.

When
Juniors, as well as seniors needing to pass, will test through US History classes on a date to be determined in the spring. (Seniors will be added into testing classes)

Useful Links

 

College Prep/Admission Testing

•Students are advised to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts for personalized practice.

NEW: Information Regarding SAT Subject Tests and SAT with Essay

Colleges/Universities who are test-optional for fall 2021 admissions.

SAT/ACT

Who
All students are encouraged to take either the SAT and/or the ACT in spring of junior year. 9th and 10th graders are permitted to test, but may not have the full content knowledge.
 

What
Both the SAT and ACT are standardized college admissions exams. As many students score higher on one test than the other, and colleges always use the higher score, students should consider taking both the SAT and the ACT. Princeton Review and prepscholar are among websites that offer tips to consider when deciding which test to take if a student only wants to take one.

Go to sat.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT and actstudent.org to register for the ACT.   You will need a credit card and the CFHS CEEB code which is 030476.  We encourage families to take advantage of the four free test reports option and select four colleges when registering.  (Ordering reports later will cost approximately $12 each.)  Test fee waivers are available if a student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch.   See your counselor.  

When

SAT - October 2, November 6, December 4, March 12, May 7, June 4
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

ACT - September 11, October 23, December 11, February 12, April 2, June 11, July 16
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

*Be sure to visit College Board and ACT's websites for updates regarding COVID-19. College Board and ACT have stated they will email students directly to notify you about cancellations *

Useful Links:

SAT
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests
https://satsuitequestionbank.collegeboard.org/

ACT
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

Useful Phone Apps:

  • Khan Academy - Contains math video lessons to cover topics on both the SAT and ACT. Khan Academy has partnered with College Board and has expanded its SAT prep resources.
  • Magoosh ACT Flashcards - Cover essential English, math, and science knowledge. Contains an algorithm that adapts to the user so you know which concepts to focus on.
  • Daily Practice - Features official SAT questions. Practice with a question of the day or search archived questions by difficulty level.
  • The Grading Game - Invites players to find errors within sample essays - which is great for writing and English sections. The timer helps train your brain to find errors quickly and effectively. 
  • Math Brain Booster - Helps train for the "no calculator" portion for the SAT and improves attention span, reaction time, and mental sharpness by challenging user to solve tasks within a time limit.

PSAT

Who
All Juniors, and any interested freshmen and sophomores

What
The PSAT is the official practice SAT and is also the qualifying test for juniors for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.  Students will encounter passage-based questions—sometimes accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts—and math problems drawing upon algebra, geometry, and a little trig. 

When
October 26, 2021 

How to Register

Registration information will be sent out in the fall.

*Please note that the PSAT is just one way for juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Additionally, there are plenty of free online practice tests for the official SAT. While the PSAT is the official practice test, it is not the only option for test prep.

Useful Links

Unofficial Practice ACT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

What
The FFO is hosting an unofficial practice ACT test for students.

When
TBD

How to Register

Register via InTouch or with the Bursar ($35)

Unofficial Practice SAT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

What
The FFO is hosting an unofficial practice SAT test for students. 

When/Where
TBD

How to Register

TBD

ASVAB

Who
Open to all students grades 10-12. 

What
The ASVAB is sponsored by the US military but any student, regardless of military interest, who would like a better understanding of possible career matches is encouraged to take this free assessment.  The ASVAB measures an individual’s knowledge and ability in ten different areas including general science, math reasoning, word knowledge and paragraph comprehension, coding speed, and mechanical and electronic information.  A student’s strengths are matched to possible careers and each student receives a personalized summary report.

When
TBD

How to Register

TBD

Useful Links

 

Testing Accommodations

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