- Grading Calendar
- Semester Finals
- PSAT/NMSQT Testing
- State Testing
- World Language Competency
- Advanced Placement (AP)
Semester 1 Finals:
|Finals Jan. 23 (1/2 Day)|
|Finals Jan. 24|
|Finals Jan. 25 (1/2 Day)|
Semester 2 Senior Finals**:
June 6th - Regular Bell Schedule, Seniors will take their 1st period final during normal class period
June 7th - Regular Bell Schedule, Seniors will take their 2nd, 3rd, 4th period finals during normal class periods
June 10th - Regular Bell Schedule, Seniors will take their 5th, 6th, 7th period finals during normal class periods
June 11 - Senior Breakfast, Senior Assembly, Graduation rehearsal
**All Senior Finals schedules subject to change in the event of closures due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances
Semester 2 Finals Schedules for grades 9 - 11**
|June 11(1/2 Day)|
|June 12 (Wed.)|
|June 13 (1/2 Day)|
|June 14 (1/2 Day)|
|June 17 (1/2 Day)|
|June 18: Last Day of School|
**All Finals schedules subject to change in the event of closures due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances
Information for PSAT/NMSQT Testing for the 2023-2024 School Year
On Wednesday, October 25th, Skyline will offer the PSAT/NMSQT for 10th and 11th grade students. The PSAT/NMSQT can qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship as well as other scholarships. For more information about this test, as well as access to practice exams, please click this link. There are many helpful resources which can help students prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT – we encourage you to explore the site with your student.
Note: Testing not available to students in other grades. Alternate times not offered to Running Start students – they may test with on-campus Skyline students during scheduled testing time.
We will have an adjusted bell schedule to accommodate the PSAT, with structured activities for other grades taking place throughout the day:
- 10:10 – 1:00: Structured Activities
- 1:00 – 2:50: Lunch and activities with Link Leaders
Grades 10 and 11:
- 10:10 – 2:10: PSAT
- 2:10 – 2:50: Lunch
- 10:10 – 2:10: Work on Senior Exit Interview activities, homework, College Applications
- Seniors/Parents of Seniors: If graduation is planned for this year, utilize the PSAT time on October 25th to complete 12th grade core lessons in Xello; it is a graduation requirement.
- If the 11th grade lessons have not yet been completed, ensure those are also given attention. Reach out to the College & Career Center (Room 1202) if you have questions.
- 2:10 – 2:50: Lunch
- 2:55 – 3:45: FlexTime
If your student is participating in PSAT/NMSQT, they should bring:
- ID: Any form of Picture ID will be accepted
- New: School issued laptop (this year, PSAT will be taken in digital format on school issued devices).
- Calculator: graphing, scientific or four-function are acceptable (smartphones, smartwatches, etc. are not acceptable)
- Note: Calculators not required for testing
- Classrooms will not be supplied with extra calculators
- Test questions are written so that students can complete them without use of a calculator
- Water and Snacks: allowed during breaks
Note: NO cell phones, smart watches, etc.
There are a variety of state testing requirements that are different for the various graduation years.
If you would like more information about SBA Testing, please visit the Smarter Balanced website.
This website also includes the following helpful resources:
Spring Smarter Balanced State Testing Schedule will be posted when finalized.
WCAS: Based on Next Generation Science Standards -- Science Assessment: (required for Class of 2019 and beyond) completed in the Junior year.
More information can be found on the OSPI Washington State Science and Learning Standards page.
Questions about state testing requirements can be directed to Assistant Principal Alanah Baron.
- Log in to Student or Family Access.
- On the left menu, select "Test Scores".
- A list of all standardized test scores will be listed. A summary of the state testing scores for Washington State graduation purposes will be under the selection "GDWa-GraduateofWA". Click on "Show Scores."
- If a student has met the requirement, it will say "Yes" under the subject column. Under "Section: Tests", there is a summary of the number of attempts for each type of test and the highest score met so far.
The various score levels can be found at the OSPI Scale Scores: State Assessments page.
As a brand new feature, you can now access the Individual Student Report results (this more detailed overview of your student’s score) starting with the Fall Smarter Balanced Testing. It can be viewed in Family Access by choosing the Portfolio tab and then the Fall SBA ELA (English Language Arts) or Math tab. The reports will be available online for the current school year. Parents are encouraged to print the reports prior to June.
Although this information is available in Family Access, if you would like a paper copy, they are also available for pick up until June as well. Students or parents may stop into our main office to request a score report from our Dean of Students, Mr. Gai. This is the same form that can now be accessed in the Portfolio tab of Family Access and offers a more detailed score report.
Can you read, write, speak and listen fluently in a world language other than English?
- If you answered yes, then you can earn high school credit by successfully passing a world language competency test in your chosen language.
When will the test be offered in the 2021-22 school year?
- Information will be published when it becomes available.
What are the potential benefits of taking this test?
- You can earn up to 4 high school credits
- Fulfill your high school world language requirements
- You may qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy on your high school diploma and transcripts
- You may meet the world language requirements for college admission
- Check with colleges you are looking at to make sure you are meeting all admissions requirements.
- Some colleges may still want to see that you have taken actual world language classes at school.
How many credits can you earn by demonstrating proficiency?
- You can earn up to 4 credits depending on how you score on the test. The rating scales for earning credits is as follows:
- Intermediate High and above: 4 credits
- Intermediate Low: 3 credits
- Novice high: 2 credits
- Novice mid: 1 credit
- Below novice mid: 0 credits
How are credits awarded?
- Credits are awarded based on the lowest-scored skill level tested. It is important that you have strong abilities in all areas of your chosen language (speaking, listening, writing, and reading). This test is not recommended unless you could consider the chosen language your 1st language.
What should I do if I am interested in taking the test?
- Talk with your counselor and let them know you are interested. Discuss if it would make sense for you to take the test. If you decide to participate, please contact the Dean of Students.
What is the cost of the test?
- Test costs range from $20-$120 depending on the language. Students pay to participate, though financial assistance is available.
Do you need financial assistance (a scholarship) for fees or fines?
Scholarships can provide support with items such as class fees, assessment fees (ex. PSAT, AP exam), sports fees, ASB cards, planners (if in stock), field trips, clothing for class performances (ex. choir dresses), and more.
Once a parent or guardian completes the scholarship application it can be turned in to the main office. A parent or guardian could also choose to bring in a copy of their family’s Eligibility Notification Letter, information is only viewed by the student’s administrator or counselor. Students qualify for partial or full scholarships based on the free and reduced price lunch guidelines, which are related to both income and household size.
Scholarship applications need to be submitted annually.
Please contact your administrator or counselor with any questions.
The Issaquah School District has information about additional resources for families with financial need here.
Can I re-take the test if I don’t do well enough the first time?
- Yes, you may re-take the test, but you will have to register and pay again. It is better to make sure you have the proficiency level needed beforehand.
What is the seal of biliteracy?
- If you score at the intermediate high level or above, you can have the seal of biliteracy added to your high school diploma.
If you have additional questions, speak with your counselor to discuss if this choice is right for you.
What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program (like the PSAT and SAT). The AP exam is a culmination of content learned in a year-long course. These courses are college-level and accelerated.
The AP exams occur in the first two full weeks of May of each year and are 2-3.25 hours long (length varies by subject area). AP exam scores are available in July and students can send scores to colleges to receive college credit. Each college will have their respective AP exam score policy. AP exam scores are not required for college admission.
General AP information via College Board.
Attention all students who plan to take an AP exam in May!
Registration is now open for AP exams! If you are interested in taking an AP Exam, you should begin the process of registering for exams in MyAP and Total Registration (this is where you will pay for exams).
The exam fee is $102 this year. Please review the 2022-23 AP Exam Schedule to know when the specific exam you are interested in will take place.
Students must register for exams in the fall by using an exam code on the College Board website. Students can obtain their exam specific code from Counselor, Mr. Caffey, to register for the exam on the College Board website under their MyAP Accounts. Mr. Caffey can be reached at: email@example.com or 425-837-7861
If you have previously taken the SAT or an AP exam, you already have a MyAP account and will need to sign into it to register. Do NOT make a second account! If you have trouble accessing your account, contact College Board
There will be a $40 late registration fee and a $40 canceled/unused exam fee this year. Keep this in mind as you begin registration.
- Create OR Login to your College Board Account (MyAP Account).
- Join a course section through your College Board account using the class ‘Join Codes’ provided by Mr. Caffey. NOTE: Upon joining the course, you will automatically be registered for the exam in May.
- Register AND pay for exams in Total Registration by March 8. The sooner you get this payment in, the better!
- Verify that you have put in all the information for approved testing accommodations.
- If you believe you qualify for testing accommodations, please apply for these with your counselor if you have not been previously granted testing accommodations from College Board. This process takes some time, so do this ASAP! This needs to be done by January 18.
November 8, 2022
AP exam on-time registration in MyAP and payment on Total Registration.
January 18, 2023
Deadline for requesting accommodations to use on the AP exams (complete this process with your counselor ASAP)
March 8, 2023
Late registration ends on MyAP and Total Registration
- All exam(s) will take place at Issaquah High School and students are responsible for their own transportation.
- IB students who choose to take AP tests need to know that the IB Exams timetable will not move for their AP exams. If a student arrives late for an IB test, they will not be given extra time. Also, if they miss their IB exam there are no refunds or makeups!
For any additional questions, contact Mr. Caffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-837-7861.