The State of Connecticut requires all juniors to take the SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing, and Mathematics test during the Spring. This test is administered during the school day. The score from this SAT may be used for college admissions purposes as well as serve as the measure of graduation proficiencies in reading, writing and mathematics.
Students and parents will be informed of the specific test date and daily schedule in advance. No separate registration is required for this assessment.
The PSAT provides students with practice for the SAT and provides benchmark data of student learning.
The test is administered to all freshmen and sophomores during the school day each October. Testing fees for the PSAT are paid for each student.
Juniors are encouraged to take the SAT duirng school in October, but must register register in the Main Office each September. Students and parents will be informed of fees and registration deadlines.
For additional information, please read the GHS Planning Guide on the Course Selection and Academic Planning page of the Guidance website.
The SAT and ACT are national assessments used during the college admissions process. Colleges and universities do not prefer one test over the other. Students must register individually for SAT or ACT, directly on the College Board or ACT websites. The school counselors will help students make decisions related to college admissions testing. For additional information, please read the GHS Planning Guide on the Course Selection and Academic Planning page on the Guidance website.
Advanced Placement Exams are administered at GHS each May. Students who take an AP course at GHS are expected to take the culminating AP exam(s) for that course. Students must register for exams through GHS in the month of January. Students and parents will be informed of fees and registration deadlines.
Visit the District’s Comprehensive Assessment System web page for more information on standardized, formative and benchmarking assessments