Standardized Testing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all standardized testing at Carthage High School has been postponed until further notice. 

    • ACT/SAT

      • Most colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT. We recommend that students take both exams, and take both exams twice as college’s typically superscore the results.

      • We recommend that students begin by taking the PSAT in October of their junior year. This is an opportunity to practice for the SAT and/or ACT which students generally take in the spring of their junior year. Many students take the SAT/ACT for a second time during the fall of their senior year. Standardized tests should be taken no later than December of the student’s senior year.

      • Registration for the aforementioned exams is facilitated directly through the SAT and ACT. 

      • It’s not too early to begin preparing. Gain practice through Khan Academy, found on the College Board’s website Khan Academy Practice

    • The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is required for military enlistment. Carthage CHS hosts the ASVAB in November.