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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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Testing

AzM2 (formerly AzMERIT)

Who
10th Graders

What
State-mandated standardized exam for Arizona state standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Mathematics exam will cover Algebra 1 and Geometry content.

When
April testing window

Schedule
TBD

Useful Links

AIMS Science

Who
9th and 10th grade students enrolled in Biology, H Biology, or Biology: Biotech classes. Also any 10th grade students not enrolled who have not yet tested.

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

When
March 23 – April 17, 2020 Testing Window

Schedule
TBD

Useful Links

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
Fall (9th graders during English classes) and Spring (11th graders during US History classes)

Schedule
Spring schedule TBA

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AP

Who

Students grades 9-12 enrolled in AP classes

What

"End of Course Exams" for AP classes. 

When

May 4-15

How to Register

Students must sign into their MyAP account on College Board's website and join the class section for each AP course. Contact teachers for join codes. Students MUST use MyAP to register for AP exams. Pay via InTouch or the Bursar after registering on MyAP. PLEASE SEE UPDATES BELOW!

 

UPDATES (as of Jan 2020):

-The FINAL AP exam registration deadline is March 1. Absolutely no exam registrations will be accepted after March 1.

-Students in second semester AP Government and Macroeconomics courses should receive MyAP join codes from their teacher. Students must then log into their MyAP account, join the course, and choose "yes" for exam registration. Once students are registered online they must pay online via InTouch or in person with the bursar. InTouch payment closes at 11:59 pm on March 1.

-Students in yearlong/first semester AP classes are still able to register for exams! (A $40 late fee will apply). Any students still wishing to test must please see Ms. Petrillo for a late registration form, as they will not be able to register online. 

-Students still needing to pay for yearlong/first semester exams must pay through the bursar. There is no longer an InTouch payment option for these exams.

 

Click here for more detail regarding AP Courses/Exams at CFHS.

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), or Russian.

When
Sept. 27 (payment deadline Aug 30) Nov. 8 (payment deadline Oct 11) Jan. 17 (payment deadline Dec 6)

How to Register
Students can get a registration form at the Counseling Office. The form and payment will then go to the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment deadline.

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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 February 17, 2020. (Seniors will be added into testing classes)

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College Prep/Admission Testing

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

Click here for information about the requirements/recommendations for the SAT/ACT with essay.

Click here for information about SAT subject test requirements/recommendations.

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. 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 5, November 2, December 7, March 14, May 2, June 6
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

ACT
September 14, October 26, December 14, February 8, April 4, June 13, July 18
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

Useful Links:

SAT
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests
ACT
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

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
CFHS will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to Register

InTouch or Bursar until Sept 16 ($25) 

Bursar only Sept 16-October 17 ($30; as tests remain available)

Useful Links

Unofficial Practice ACT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

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

When
PASSED - Sunday, November 10

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 unoffical practice SAT test for students. 

When
Sunday, February 9

How to Register

Registration information will be available in the spring. 

ASVAB

Who
Open to 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 the 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
TBA

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Testing Accommodations

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