Important Testing Updates & Resources

  • Update: District ACT Testing for Class of 2021 (12th grade students) will be offered on student's enrolled home high school campus during the school day on October 20, 2020.  

     
    ACT FALL 2020 Administration Details:
    • Free of cost for GPS enrolled Seniors only
    • Attendance for Seniors only at: CVHS, CVS, DRHS, GGA, GHS, HHS, MHS on October 20, 2020.
    • GCA will have full attendance (7–12th graders) as well as testing for Seniors only on  on October 20, 2020.
    • Paper-Pencil in person testing
    • GPS Global Academy Seniors will be assigned to their brick and mortar HOME high school

    This October 20, 2020 ACT (No Writing) paper administration is meant to replace the missed spring 2020 opportunity for Cohort 2021.  GPS will still administer ACT (No Writing) to Cohort 2022 in April 2021 (computer-based).  

    ACT Information for Examinees

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  • PSAT

    The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT offered to Sophomores and Juniors.  Students who score well on the PSAT during Junior year have the potential to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Desert Ridge High School is offering the PSAT to all 10th and 11th grade students on October 19th, 2019.  The cost of the exam is $24.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and exams are limited, so consider registering early.  Please use the following link to register for the exam.  Total Registration

  • ACT and SAT

    Students planning on attending a four-year university immediately after high school should plan to take an SAT and/or an ACT exam.  Desert Ridge High School will be offering an ACT to all Juniors, free of charge, in the Spring.  More information on that specific testing opportunity will be forthcoming.

     

    ACT Exam Dates

     

    2019-2020 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
    October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
    December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
    February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
    April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
    June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
    July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020


                                            

    ACT Test Registration       

     

    SAT Exam Dates

     

    2019-2020 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 July 27-August 13, 2019
    October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 7-September 24, 2019
    November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 4-22, 2019
    December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-26, 2019
    March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 February 15-March 3, 2020
    May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 4-21, 2020
    June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-27, 2020

     

    SAT Exam Registration                        

Last Modified on September 29, 2020