September 27th: ASVAB
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to ALL juniors during the morning of Wednesday, September 27th in the CHS auditorium. The ASVAB is a multiple choice tst, administered by teh Unites States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. Although the test is administered by the military, it is not a requirement that test-takers with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces. The ASVAB contains 10 sections: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects, and Verbal Expression. Student scores are often used to correlate SAT and ACT scores as well as for career exploration and future transition planning. Please have your student (junior) in the high school auditorium by 7:45 this day!
October 11th: PSAT
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and most students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520. CHS students can take the PSAT on October 11th 7:45 a.m. in the HS library. The PSAT exam is an optional test and is $16 per student due to the HS Office before exam date. Please contact the Cardinal Counseling Office if you would like your student signed up to take this exam.
October 28th: ACT
The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions. The ACT consists of four mandatory sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, and one optionally Writing assessment. The four main tests are scored individually on a scale of 1-36, and a Composite score is provided which is the rounded whole number average of the four scores. Chadron High School and Chadron Sate College offer multiple Saturday testing dates throughout the year. Students can register for Saturday exams by going to www.act.org and creating an account, tests are $42.50 an exam unless student is on free and reduced lunch (see counseling office for a fee waiver). All juniors will be given a free ACT exam on April 3rd during the school hours. These scores are vital for college admissions and scholarship opportunities. The CHS counseling office recommends taking the ACT as often as possible for increased score opportunities. The next upcoming test at CHS will be given October 28th and students must be registered online no later than September 22nd.