Are you part of the Free or Reduced Lunch program? Speak to Ms. Alexander at the College and Career Center in the Counseling Office to see if you qualify for a fee waiver, or fee reduction.
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ACT & SAT
Here are the 2022-23 ACT/SAT Testing dates of the two exams. This sheet lists the differences between the two exams. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take the ACT and SAT as many times as they can to achieve their highest scores. Keep in mind, the APS (Alaska Performance Scholarship) requires a minimum ACT or SAT Score. More information and study guides available here.
If you are using an ACT Fee Waiver or a SAT Fee Waiver, you can NOT register for the late registration dates.
ACT/SAT Waived for some schools (Including UAF) Most schools are waiving the ACT/SAT testing requirements for Fall 2021 College applications. This is not a blanket statement as each school has their own requirements, so please check with your school on their current requirements and policies. If applying to UAF, due to COVID-19, ACT scores will be waived for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Click here to register for the ACT
Click here to register for the SAT
UAF Current Testing Availability
Click here for UAF Testing Services Website
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about proctoring services.
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
The PSAT is scheduled for October 12, 2022. Check in will begin at 7:15 am at Hering Auditorium.
Pay Online for the PSAT Deadline September 29, at 2:30.
For more information please contact Honey Alexander at Honey.Alexander@k12northstar.org
This link will direct you to the AP Exam Registration, Costs, Dates & Times. By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses; most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.
Each university has their own Credit Policy for the minimum score requirement of an AP exam.
AK STAR for all 9th and 10th grade students
The Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR) is the new state summative assessment. It is replacing the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) for the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics assessments starting in the spring of 2022. This assessment is administered to students in grades 3-9, and assesses their understanding of the Alaska ELA and Mathematics Standards adopted in 2012. Additionally, the Alaska Science Assessment is administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 10, and assesses students’ understanding of the Alaska Science Standards adopted in 2019.
Absolutely NO electronic devices, besides those used for testing, will be allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, laptops, iPads, e-readers, smart watches, fitness trackers, etc. Please be mindful of this and ask your child to leave personal electronic devices at home on the days they are scheduled to test. If an electronic device is medically necessary, contact the principal to discuss this.
ASVAB - will be offered in the Fall of 2022 and the Spring of 2023. Dates are yet to be determined.
ASVAB Testing Prep:
ASVAB Military Test Prep
ASVAB Test Prep
Free PSAT and ASVAB Preparation
Exam Focus Website
CLEP - College-Level Examination Program
According to CollegeBoard, Each CLEP exam costs $89.
Interested in the Alaska Works Training Partnership. Click here for more information. It is recommended by the Job Center and NineStar staff that you take the practice assessment first to better prepare for the WorkKeys® test. The pre-assessment program is called ACT curriculum.
Questions? See Ms. Alexander in the College and Career Center