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    Advanced Placement Exam Information AP exams are offered to students enrolled in an AP class at Nathan Hale or another Seattle Public School high school.  

    Registration for AP exams will begin Monday, January 7, 2019 and closes Wednesday, February 27 at 5:00 pm.

    Each exam costs $102.00.  Payment can be make through SchoolPay.  The Fiscal office will accept cash and checks during lunch.  Payment is due February 28 by the end of the school day. Payment is due in full March 2.

    The cost is $15.00 for students who are eligible for federal financial assistance. Students paying the free/reduced lunch rate should check the box indicated during registration.

    Students register online at Total Registration (
    It is strongly recommended that registration information is reviewed for accuracy. Student responses are pre-printed on the AP answer sheet sent to the College Board.  Errors can interfere with access to the College Board account and/or accurate score reporting.

    Any exams not paid in full by March 2 will be cancelled. Exams will not be ordered after the deadline, without exception.  There is no refund for students who do not attend the testing session if an exam was ordered.

    Students with accommodations must check the box indicated during registration.

    AP Exam Time Schedule for May 2019

    Exams will take place in the Library.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the time listed below.  Students arriving after the start of the exam will forfeit their exam.

     Exam Exam Begins
    May 6
    Environmental Science
    12:00 pm
    May 7
    Spanish Language and Culture
    8:00 am
    May 7
    Japanese Language and Culture
    12:00 pm
    May 8
    English Literature and Composition
    8:00 am
    May 10
    Computer Science Principles
    12:00 pm
    May 14
    Calculus AB
    8:00 am
    May 15
    English Language and Composition
    8:00 am
    May 16
    Statistics 12:00 pm
     May 17
    Computer Science A
    12:00 pm

    Visit the College Board website for more information about Advanced Placement testing and other information to help students prepare for exams.

    The School Day SAT will be administered at Nathan Hale to all juniors, free of charge, on March 6, 2019.  Students are automatically registered by the school district and do not need to sign up. To prepare for the SAT, students can link their college board account to Khan Academy and get a personalized practice plan using the results of their PSAT/NMSQT exam.  Students need a College Board account to access results online.  Pick up a flyer in the counseling office for a list of other resources.

    On the day of the test students should arrive at the Main Gym between 7:30 and 7:45 for check-in.  It's important that students have had breakfast and a good nights sleep.  Pencils and a calculator are required.  It is a good idea to bring water and a snack for during the break.  

    The Smarter Balanced English/Language Arts (ELA) and Smarter Balanced Math exam are a graduation requirement for all classes.  Juniors and seniors who have not yet passed or students who would like to improve their score are eligible to take the exam twice a year. The Fall re-take is October 23-November 17. Click to practice -

    The Smarter Balanced ELA and Math tests will be administered to all sophomores this year. The tests are online and will be given March 5-June 8. The SBA-ELA test will be given in the Integrated Studies classes.  The Math test will be given in the math classes.  Students who have already demonstrated standard with the SBA-Math or SBA-ELA do not have to re-take the exam.
    The State Board of Education has set the following cut scores:

    SBAC Score Standards

    The Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (W-CAS) is a testing requirement and will be administered to juniors this year.  The W-CAS replaces the Biology End of Course exam and is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021. Content tested include biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. This is an online test and will be administered May 4-June 8. More detail will be announced in February.

    This is the last year that the Math End of Course exam will be administered.  It is available only to seniors who have not yet met standard on the state tests or passed with a graduation alternative such as the SAT or ACT. The Winter testing dates and Spring testing dates will be available soon.


    College Entrance Exams:  SAT with Essay, ACT with Writing Test Score

    After a student has taken the Smarter Balanced Math or ELA test they are eligible to submit a college entrance exam as an alternative score.

    Students must meet or exceed one of the following scores in a subject area:

    Class of 2017 and beyond:

    Graduation Assessment Requirement SAT with Essay
    (March 2016 or later)
    ACT with Writing


    430 16

    English Language Arts

    410 14
    A student may use a score of 3 or more from an Advanced Placement Exam. Nathan Hale offers AP classes in Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, U.S. History,Computer Science, Japanese, Spanish, and Studio Art.
    Click to take the practice test: Smarter Balanced - computer assisted testing