AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLT
SAT & ACT - St. Michael's High School Code ( 052273 )
We are entering the home stretch for AP students, and as exam dates draw closer, we know that many students are clamoring for additional review resources to help support their studies.
Kaplan can help! We have a suite of all new study books, designed to help students study efficiently and effectively. Our books were designed with the feedback of AP teachers across the country and the great news is that we have our Kindle editions for AP World History, US History, Calculus AB, and Biology available for free on Amazon from now until the test dates!
Students can download the free books at the following links - please share with your students, parents and AP teachers:
Students can also enter to win a print copy of any of these books through our Free Book Friday sweepstakes.
Students can enter the contest at http://kaplanquizzes.com/ap-exam/free-book-friday/, and we’ll select a winner on Friday, March 23rd, and Friday March 30th!
To see a full list of Kaplan’s AP review resources, please visit www.kaptest.com/ap.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR MAY 2019 AP EXAMS
Please be aware that registration for this May’s Advanced Placement exams will begin on Monday, January 29, 2019. Please talk to the college counselor to confirm your tests.
ATTENTION AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS PLEASE READ
We want to make you aware of some important dates that will be coming up this semester regarding Advanced Placement (AP) testing and sign-ups for exams given in May 2019. The cost per exam this year is $99.00. Reminder: Students must normally be enrolled in the AP class at STM in order to sign up for the exam; teachers will be reviewing rosters. Students not enrolled in AP classes wishing to take the exams must receive permission from the headmaster. Thank you!
AP Exam Sign-ups: Monday, January 29 - Friday, February 9, 2019
Late Sign-up (additional fees apply) Saturday, Feruary 10 - Sunday, February 25, 2019
Deadline to drop (Full Refund) Sunday, March 4, 2019
Deadline to drop (Partial Refund) Sunday, April 8, 2019
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR EXAMS DROPPED AFTER APRIL 8, 2019
AP EXAM SCHEDULE MAY 2019
(Locations and check-in times will be posted later)
SAT & ACT Education Services
Taking courses and practice exams is a great way to learn which areas you should target and improve on in math, reading, and writing. There are a variety of companies that provide services for the students in your area. St. Michael's does not endorse one service company over the other.
Kaplan - http://www.kaptest.com/
Revolution Prep - http://www.revolutionprep.com/
The Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com/
Did you know that a new college entrance exam has been developed? The Classic Learning Test evaluates students’ reading, writing, and math skills while also asking them to analyze selections from classic works. We asked the team at CLT to provide a blog post sharing more about the exam with our readers.
Classic Learning Initiatives
“Move over, 1600...120 is the new perfect for a college entrance exam.” The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is generating enthusiasm from students, parents, high school educators, and college professors alike. The CLT joins a larger initiative to reconnect intellectual pursuit and virtue. Already accepted by eighteen schools including St. John’s College, Patrick Henry College, New Saint Andrews College, and Thomas Aquinas College, the CLT will help colleges identify those students who are prepared to read and analyze complex works—including the ethical dimensions of those works—and to study college-level mathematics.
The Classic Learning Test includes three sections testing verbal reasoning, grammar/writing, and quantitative reasoning. The CLT is unique among college entrance exams in that it invites students to wrestle with works of the greatest minds in the history of Western thought. These works include authors from Plato and Augustine to the Founding Fathers, C.S. Lewis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. In considering these works, students explore ethical questions in addition to questions on reading comprehension and writing. The quantitative reasoning section assesses students’ logical reasoning abilities and preparedness for college-level mathematics.
“Will this be on the test?” The teacher can now answer that yes, engaging material from the Western tradition will be on the test. Yes, moral reasoning will help students understand CLT reading selections from C.S. Lewis or Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, logic and reasoning will be on the test. Students already studying that which is good, true, and beautiful will be well prepared for the exam. The test will reinforce the connection between knowledge and virtue. And no, Common Core materials will not be on the test.
The CLT has been subjected to rigorous beta testing. Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute has completed a highly successful phase I of a three-phase analysis. The CLT has also entered into a partnership with Home School Legal Defense Association and has been endorsed by the Association of Classical & Christian Schools. The recent inaugural administration of the CLT will be followed by five testing dates during the 2017–2018 school year. Registration is now open for the September 17th CLT! For more information, to register, or to try your hand at a practice exam, visit www.CLTexam.com.