• Are you part of the Free or Reduced Lunch program? Speak to Ms. Weaver in the College and Career Center to see if you qualify for a fee waiver, or fee reduction. 

     

    PEAKS 2020 will be April 7th, 8th & 9th.


    PEAKS 2020

    Personalize Your Morning Schedule for PEAKS Testing Week: April 7-9, 2020

    Each student will have at least one day when they can personalize their morning schedule during PEAKS testing week. During a week in April, all PEAKS testing will occur in the mornings with rotating academic classes after lunch. 

    • There will be absolutely no cellphones or other electronic devices allowed in testing rooms. 
    • All testing materials will be provided.
    • Attendance is CRUCIAL to the success of Lathrop's testing results. FNSBSD PEAKS Overview

    Personalize Your Morning Schedule for PEAKS Testing Week: April 7-9, 2020

    Each student will have at least one day when they can personalize their morning schedule during PEAKS testing week. During the week of April 1-5, all PEAKS testing will occur in the mornings with rotating academic classes after lunch.

    9th Grade
    Monday
      – Normal schedule (1-6)

    Tuesday -  Arrive at regular time (7:45) to take PEAKS tests (Math & English Language Arts) *student's testing locations will be posted on Monday, April 1st near the main entrance, vending machines, fishbowl, and Trophy case by Hering.

    Wednesday, (9th graders attend their selected workshops)

    • At the begining of 4th quarter, students will select workshops that they're interested in attending during their non-testing days. More details to come.

    Thursday: Arrive at regular time (7:45) to take PEAKS tests (Math & English Language Arts) *student's testing locations will be posted on Monday, April 1st near the main entrance, vending machines, fishbowl, and Trophy case by Hering.

    Friday – Normal schedule (1-6)

    10th Grade:
    Monday 
    – Normal schedule (1-6)

    Tuesday – (10th graders attend their selected workshops)

    • At the begining of 4th quarter, students will select workshops that they're interested in attending during their non-testing days. More details to come.

    Wednesday – Arrive at regular time (7:45) to take PEAKS test (Science) *student's testing locations will be posted on Monday, April 1st near the main entrance, vending machines, fishbowl, and Trophy case by Hering.

    Thursday, (10th *Same as Tuesday*)

    • At the begining of 4th quarter, students will select workshops that they're interested in attending during their non-testing days. More details to come.

    Friday – Normal schedule (1-6)

    11th & 12th Grades:
    Monday
     – Normal schedule (1-6)
    On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, (11th & 12th graders will attend their pre-selected workshops)

    • At the begining of 4th quarter, students will select workshops that they're interested in attending. More details to come.

    Friday – Normal schedule (1-6) 


    Information on PEAKS: Alaska partners with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) to administer the Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS. The assessment measures students’ understanding of the Alaska English Language Arts & Mathematics standards adopted in 2012. The PEAKS assessment is administered to students in grades 3-10. 

    Spring 2020 PEAKS testing will be administered April 7th, 8th, 9th. Here's a copy of the PEAKS Schedule



    Stressing over testing? Check out these helpful Test-Taking Tips  


     

    AP
    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. 

    ACT & SAT
    Here are the 2019 - 2020 ACT & SAT Registration, Costs, Dates & Times of the two exams. This sheet lists the differences between the two exams. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take the SAT and ACT 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.

    If you are using an ACT Fee Waiver or a SAT Fee Waiver, you can NOT register for the late registration dates. 

     
    ACT & SAT PREP COURSES
     
     

    ASVAB - ASVAB Google Form Sign Up
    Students can take the ASVAB on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 and will be able to access their scores online, or through Ms. Weaver in the College and Career Center afterwards. The ASVAB serves as an excellent testing practice opportunity. The ASVAB scores can be used as a Career Exploration program or for Military Enlistment (unless you'd like to use them for both, of course)! If you are interested in taking the Career Exploration portion of the ASVAB, but do not want test scores to be released to Military Recruiters, make sure you mark the box on the beginning of the exam as such. The results of the ASVAB will be explained on December 3rd, 2019 in the Library during SSP.

    *Students can sign up to take the Fall 2019 ASVAB with Ms. Weaver in Counseling BEFORE NOVEMBER 15th*

    ASVAB Testing Prep:
    ASVAB Military Test Prep
    ASVAB Test Prep

    CLEP - College-Level Examination Program
    According to CollegeBoard, Each CLEP exam costs $89.
    Our Testing Center in Fairbanks is TBD. Thank you for your patience! (11/12/19)

    MAP

    MAP #1: August 19 - Sept 13

    Map #2: November 18 - December 6

    Map #3: March 2 - March 27

    All 9th and 10th graders enrolled in English and Math classes will be taking their final MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment of the year. This computer-based assessment creates an individualized exam that adapts to the student’s learning level. Please encourage your student to do their best so that we can see academic growth from their prior MAP assessments.

    PSAT
    Fall 2019: Need help logging in to College Board to see your scores? Check out this Youtube Video on Accessing PSAT Scores and Understanding the 2019 PSAT Scores
     
     
    The Fall 2019 PSAT was on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 in Hering Auditorium. Lathrop encouraged all Sophomores and Juniors to take test. 
    The 2019 PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) took place in Hering Auditorium at 7:45am on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.
    Almost all students take the PSAT during their junior year, but many students take the PSAT when they are sophomores to get the feel of the test. However, all Lathrop studentss were welcomed to take the test.
     

    Why take the PSAT? The PSAT assists in preparing students for the SAT and scores are used to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition for Juniors.
    How to Register: Students or parents paid $17.00 to Mrs. Richardson (cash or check only) in the front office, sign their name on our sign-up sheet and receive a PSAT/NMSQT Study Guide Book – This reserves their spot.  
    Checks can be made to Lathrop High School.
     
    The $17.00 registration fee was due by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 2:45pm. Exams were only ordered for students who paid by Sept. 18th!
    A fee waiver was available to current Juniors who qualify (See Ms. Weaver in the Counseling for eligibility)
    If you have any questions, please let Ms. Weaver know!

    Studying for the PSAT is important, and it's never too early to get started! 

     
    Need help logging in to College Board to see your scores? Check out this Youtube Video on Accessing PSAT Scores

     

    Questions? See Ms. Weaver in the College and Career Center

    Email: lindsy.weaver@k12northstar.org

     

     

Last Modified on March 6, 2020