All students planning to attend college should take the ACT and/or SAT Exam and retake these exams as many times as they wish until they are satisfied with their score. Decisions that are made now can affect high school graduation and admission to college. Planning life after graduation can be overwhelming. Use the official statewide student advising website, facts.org, to determine career objectives and higher education opportunities. To find a college based on admission criteria, retention rates, and accreditation, visit College Navigator.
FREE TEST WAIVERS
Be sure to list Deerfield Beach High (school number is 100380) as the current school or DBHS will not get test scores and cannot give testing credit towards graduation.
*To meet the testing requirements for the FSA ELA test students need to get a 480 or higher on the reading section of the SAT or a 19 or higher on the reading section of the ACT.
Students who need assistance registering for the SAT or ACT may visit the Counselor Office and/or B.R.A.C.E. Office for help. Deerfield Beach High School does not host either exams. So when registering for the test, students should register the closest high school offering the test.
Click here to find a valuable resource to help that students find the assistance they need for ACT and SAT tests.
ACT COVID-19 UPDATES
There is also the breakdown of what the ACT tests here.
The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. This means continued limitations in test center capacity and inevitable cancellations throughout the remainder of the 2020 test dates. While the test centers students see listed on MyACT are currently open for testing on the date noted, their registrations could change as ACT and test center staff monitor changes in local COVID-19 conditions and adhere to CDC guidelines.
Visit ACT Testing Amid COVID-19 for information on testing during COVID-19. Visit COVID-19 Resources for updates and digital learning resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19.
SAT COVID-19 UPDATES
As schools continue to navigate uncertainties due to the coronavirus, the top priorities for College Board are the health and safety of students and educators. All weekend test centers must adhere to local public health guidelines and follow College Board requirements.
The College Board updates their webpage on a regularly basis as there is limited testing capacity in certain areas due to public health restrictions and high demand. While College Board can't directly control test center capacity and availability, they are working to ensure as many students as possible are able to test safely.
Students should frequently check email and the test center closure page before and on test day to confirm their center is open. Test centers may have closed or rescheduled to a makeup date at the last minute even if there is still an active admission ticket. If this happens, students will be notified that they shouldn’t report to their test center, and they'll receive a follow up notification after the test day to confirm whether a makeup is available or if they will receive a refund.