The State of Illinois requires all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to participate in standardized testing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Juniors will take the SAT, Sophomores will be taking the PSAT/10 and Freshmen will take the PSAT/9.
Seniors will be released for the day to attend a college visit, job shadow, or explore a career option. Seniors do not report to CHS on April 14, 2020.
Several incentives will be provided for Juniors to do their best on the test. These incentives will be announced in March at an assembly for Juniors in the auditorium. All Junior families should watch for a mailing regarding testing.
Test Prep Options for Juniors
Official SAT Practice: Khan Academy recently partnered with the College Board to create a free Official SAT Practice website: www.satpractice.org. Students can use this website to increase their test scores.
The CHS counseling department will monitor who uses Khan Academy’s Official SAT practice the most and will issue one pizza per grade level each week starting February 7th. Students who spend over 20 hours preparing to test from the beginning of the school year thru April 14th will be eligible for a field trip.
ZAPs: CHS is also offering free ZAPS test prep classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January 21st. Each week teachers will offer a predetermined lesson that covers strategy and content. A schedule of weekly lessons will be available. As an incentive for attending ZAPs sessions, students will receive a ZAPs Punch Card. Every student who receives ten punches on their card for attendance will receive a pizza and their name will be entered into a drawing to win a cash prize! SEE SCHEDULES BELOW.