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Standardized Testing Information

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Recommended Testing Schedule for Centaurus High School Students


PSAT 10
The PSAT 10 will be administered in the spring each year.  This test is the state examination for the 10th grade and all students are automatically registered. 

PSAT/NMSQT
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in mid-October each year. Students will receive information regarding how to register in late September each year through advisory. 

Colorado SAT
The Colorado SAT is a mandatory standardized test which all juniors each Spring. Students are registered at school through their advisory course. The score obtained on this test will be included on each student's transcript and can be used for college entrance purposes. 
Some students may elect to retake the SAT for college admissions purposes. Students may register to take the SAT through the College Board  website. 

National ACT
If a student wishes to take the ACT exam they must register for a National administration of the exam. Students register for National ACT test dates through the ACT website. Centaurus is a testing location for most national testing dates.  For a comprehensive list of ACT testing dates and locationsplease refer the ACT website

AP Exams
Students have the option to take Advanced Placement Exams if they are enrolled in AP courses. AP exams will be administered in May each year. Students will register for AP exams through the AP classes. 

IB Exams
International Baccalaureate Exams will be administered in May each year. The IB coordinator will work with students to register for their exams. 



Centaurus High School CEEB Code: 060-865

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