Standardized Testing
    • ACT/SAT

      • Most colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT. We recommend that students take both exams, and take both exams twice as college’s typically superscore the results.

      • We recommend that students begin by taking the PSAT in October of their junior year. This is an opportunity to practice for the SAT and/or ACT which students generally take in the spring of their junior year. Many students take the SAT/ACT for a second time during the fall of their senior year. Standardized tests should be taken no later than December of the student’s senior year.

      • Registration for the aforementioned exams is facilitated directly through the SAT and ACT.

        • Carthage Central High School will host the following test dates during the 2016-2017 school year:

          • PSAT: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

          • ACT: Saturday, October 22, 2016

          • SAT: Saturday, November 5, 2016

          • ACT: April 8, 2017

          • SAT: May 6, 2017

        • Students may take the SAT or ACT on other test dates at other area locations if necessary.

      • It’s not too early to begin preparing. Gain practice through Khan Academy, found on the College Board’s website Khan Academy Practice

    • The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is required for military enlistment. Carthage CHS will host the ASVAB on November 16, 2016. Please register in the counseling office.