Academics

Standardized Testing

SCA is the Official Test Center for the College Board®

As an Official Test Center for the College Board®, Springfield Commonwealth Academy serves thousands of students in the local area while providing SCA students with exclusive benefits. 

 

Springfield Commonwealth Academy currently hosts the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)and the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. 

*For students interested in taking the American College Testing (ACT) exam, students will have to register to take the test at different nearby locations. Advisors and Counselors can assist with registration as well as help students prepare for the test.

SCA Test Center Code #22156

To stay informed about SCA's test center's status and where to take the ACT exam:

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At Springfield Commonwealth Academy, students can:

  • Take the PSAT

  • Take the SAT up to 7 times each year

  • Take AP exams in May on campus

  • Register early for SAT or AP exams

AP

Advanced Placement Exam

Overview

AP ® tests are college-level exams on specific subjects. Advanced Placement classes, or AP classes, are college-level classes designed for top-achieving high school students. While students don’t have to take an AP exam at the end of the year, the only way to get college credit for the course work is to take the exam for the AP subjects studied. 

Purpose

Frequency

Subjects

Score

Register

Successfully passing your AP course can help you earn college credit early. This, in turn, means you can bypass standard intro courses, as well as save on tuition. AP success also stands out to college admissions officers by showing you are a focused student, prepared to study and work hard.

APs are administered every year during a two-week period in May. 

Currently over 38 AP course subjects with a separate test for each one

AP tests are scored on a scale of 1–5. While every college is different, most schools won't accept AP scores for credit unless you score at least a 4.

Some exam subjects may be administered at your school, however; not all tests will be offered at every location. Visit the College Board site for more information on how to register for the AP Exams, and the test dates.

 

PSAT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

Overview

AP ® tests are college-level exams on specific subjects. Advanced Placement classes, or AP classes, are college-level classes designed for top-achieving high school students. While students don’t have to take an AP exam at the end of the year, the only way to get college credit for the course work is to take the exam for the AP subjects studied. 

Purpose

Frequency

Subjects

Score

Register

Successfully passing your AP course can help you earn college credit early. This, in turn, means you can bypass standard intro courses, as well as save on tuition. AP success also stands out to college admissions officers by showing you are a focused student, prepared to study and work hard.

APs are administered every year during a two-week period in May. 

Currently over 38 AP course subjects with a separate test for each one

AP tests are scored on a scale of 1–5. While every college is different, most schools won't accept AP scores for credit unless you score at least a 4.

Some exam subjects may be administered at your school, however; not all tests will be offered at every location. Visit the College Board site for more information on how to register for the AP Exams, and the test dates.

 

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Overview

AP ® tests are college-level exams on specific subjects. Advanced Placement classes, or AP classes, are college-level classes designed for top-achieving high school students. While students don’t have to take an AP exam at the end of the year, the only way to get college credit for the course work is to take the exam for the AP subjects studied. 

Purpose

Frequency

Subjects

Score

Register

Successfully passing your AP course can help you earn college credit early. This, in turn, means you can bypass standard intro courses, as well as save on tuition. AP success also stands out to college admissions officers by showing you are a focused student, prepared to study and work hard.

APs are administered every year during a two-week period in May. 

Currently over 38 AP course subjects with a separate test for each one

AP tests are scored on a scale of 1–5. While every college is different, most schools won't accept AP scores for credit unless you score at least a 4.

Some exam subjects may be administered at your school, however; not all tests will be offered at every location. Visit the College Board site for more information on how to register for the AP Exams, and the test dates.

 

ACT

American College Testing

Overview

AP ® tests are college-level exams on specific subjects. Advanced Placement classes, or AP classes, are college-level classes designed for top-achieving high school students. While students don’t have to take an AP exam at the end of the year, the only way to get college credit for the course work is to take the exam for the AP subjects studied. 

Purpose

Frequency

Subjects

Score

Register

Successfully passing your AP course can help you earn college credit early. This, in turn, means you can bypass standard intro courses, as well as save on tuition. AP success also stands out to college admissions officers by showing you are a focused student, prepared to study and work hard.

APs are administered every year during a two-week period in May. 

Currently over 38 AP course subjects with a separate test for each one

AP tests are scored on a scale of 1–5. While every college is different, most schools won't accept AP scores for credit unless you score at least a 4.

Some exam subjects may be administered at your school, however; not all tests will be offered at every location. Visit the College Board site for more information on how to register for the AP Exams, and the test dates.

 
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Benefits of being an Official Test Center

Provides students with a comfortable and convenient environment