High School Testing


Aquinas students in grade 9 take the PSAT 8/9 which tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 in a way that makes sense for  9th grade. The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of your college and career readiness as you enter high school. It also gives you a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 and connect to AP courses.

10th graders take the Preliminary Scholarship Aptitude Test (PSAT) and 11th graders take the PSAT/ NMSQT(National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).  The PSAT/NMSQT is very important to student success because the test focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. They’ll measure:
- What you learn in high school
- What you need to succeed in college
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Advance Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered at Aquinas provide students the opportunity to use critical thinking skills and quality resources to advance their learning in specific areas of study. In addition, students may earn possible college credit by taking the AP Exams administered each spring by Aquinas High School. For specific information about AP credit and placement policies at various colleges and universities, visit www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy.

High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Rising freshmen seeking admission to Aquinas take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test measures verbal and quantitative reasoning plus basic skills in reading, math, and language. The scores on each subtest are reported as percentiles to facilitate national and local comparisons.