• 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. 

    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
     
    PSAT
    Fall 2019: The Fall 2019 PSAT is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 in Hering Auditorium. Lathrop encourages all Sophomores and Juniors to take test. 
    The 2019 PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will take 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, any Lathrop student is welcomed to take the test at any point in their high school career.

    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 pay $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 must be paid by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 2:45pm. Exams will only be ordered for students who have paid by Sept. 18th!
    A fee waiver may be 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! 

    PSAT 2019
     
    Fall 2018: Scores are available to parents/guardians and students to took the Fall 2018 PSAT online. 
    Need help logging in to College Board to see your scores? Check out this Youtube Video on Accessing PSAT Scores

    ASVAB

    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 4th, 2018 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

    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.

     

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

    Email: lindsy.weaver@k12northstar.org

     


     

    PEAKS 2020: We will update this section with information as we recieve it. Thank you for understanding! PEAKS 2020 will be April 7th, 8th & 9th.


    PEAKS 2019

    Personalize Your Morning Schedule for PEAKS Testing Week: April 1-5, 2019

    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 1-5, 2019

    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 have two options)

    • Option #1 Sleep in and arrive by 10:15 for SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
    • Option #2 - Arrive at regular time (Busses will be running normal schedule) & optional activities including computer access, study hall time, movies etc. until 10:15, then proceed with SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
      • All students must meet in Hering Auditorium by 7:45am if they choose option #2.

    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 have two options)

    • Option #1 Sleep in and arrive by 10:15 for SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
    • Option #2 - Arrive at regular time (Busses will be running normal schedule) & optional activities including computer access, study hall time, movies etc. until 10:15, then proceed with SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
      • All students must meet in Hering Auditorium by 7:45am if they choose option #2.

    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 graders have two options) *Same as Tuesday*

    • Option #1 Sleep in and arrive by 10:15 for SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
    • Option #2 - Arrive at regular time (Busses will be running normal schedule) & optional activities including computer access, study hall time, movies etc. until 10:15, then proceed with SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
      • All students must meet in Hering Auditorium by 7:45am if they choose option #2.

    Friday – Normal schedule (1-6)

    11th & 12th Grades:
    Monday
     – Normal schedule (1-6)
    On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, (11th & 12th graders have two options)

    • Option #1 Sleep in and arrive by 10:15 for SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
    • Option #2 - Arrive at regular time (Busses will be running normal schedule) & optional activities including computer access, study hall time, movies etc. until 10:15, then proceed with SSP, followed by lunch and rotating academic classes
      • All students must meet in Hering Auditorium by 7:45am if they choose option #2.

    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 2019 PEAKS testing will be administered April 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Here's a copy of the PEAKS Schedule

    Parents have the right to make educational decisions for their child, including whether to participate in statewide testing. Please check with your school principal for more information.





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Last Modified on September 3, 2019