College Admission Testing

College Admission Testing Students may use either the ACT or SAT Reasoning Test for college admission purposes. Students taking either of these tests for college admission purposes are advised to register for the test at least two months prior to the post-secondary school’s admission deadline.  Juniors typically take tests more than once, beginning with early winter test dates the junior year through fall test dates the senior year.  Students do not need to take the ACT and the SAT but may choose to take both in order to select the test which best suits their purposes.  A few highly selective colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection.  Only students applying to this select group of colleges need to take the SAT Subject Tests.

Fee waivers are available for qualified students.  See a counselor for more information.

VAHS School Code is 502-330

Exploration Academy School Code is 502-331


On February 20 and February 21, Verona Area High School and Exploration Academy will administer the state mandated ACT Plus Writing and ACT Work-Keys to students in 11th grade. This will affect all student schedules on February 20th:

Wednesday February 20

11th grade students report to school for ACT testing from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

9th, 10th, 12th grade students have No School.

Student test scores on the ACT Plus Writing are valid for college admission purposes and will be used to assess student achievement and school performance.

It is very important that students in the 11th grade comply with ACT testing requirements. Students must report by 8:30 am on Tuesday, February 20 to their assigned classroom in the K-wing. Students who arrive after 8:30 am will be sent home.  Students who do not complete the ACT test and ACT Work-Keys on February 20 or 21 will be assigned to the make-up test dates on March 12 and 13.  

Buses will run as usual on both mornings of February 20 and 21.  Lunch will be served before students are released at 1:20pm

A full school day is scheduled for February 21, with all students reporting from 8:30 am - 3:37 pm. Juniors will take Work Keys in the K-wing and school will continue normally for students in grades 9, 10, and 12.

Thursday February 21:
11th grade students will complete the ACT WorkKeys during the school day in an assigned K-wing classroom.

9th, 10th, 12th grade students will attend their regularly scheduled classes.  Classes in the K-wing will be relocated and students will be notified in advance.


El 20 de febrero y el 21 de febrero, la Escuela Preparatoria del Área de Verona y la escuela de Exploration Academy impartirán los exámenes titulados ACT Plus Writing y ACT Work-Keys a los estudiantes de 11º grado.  Debido a esto, el horario escolar de todos los estudiantes será impactado el día 20 de febrero:

20 de febrero
Estudiantes de grado 11 se reportarán a la escuela para presentar el examen de ACT de
8:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Los estudiantes de grado 9, 10 y 11 NO tendrán clase este día

Los resultados de los estudiantes del examen ACT Plus Writing son válidos para el propósito de admisión a la universidad y se utilizarán para asesorar el rendimiento estudiantil y el desempeño escolar.  

Es muy importante que los estudiantes de grado 11 cumplan con los requisitos del examen ACT.  Los estudiantes deben reportarse a las 8:30 am el martes 20 de febrero a su salón de clase asignado en el edificio de K-Wing.  Los estudiantes que llegan después de las 8:30 am tendrán que regresar a casa.  Los estudiantes que no terminen el examen ACT y Work-Keys el día 20 de febrero o el día 21 de febrero serán programados para terminarlo durante una fecha alternativa, ya sea el 12 de marzo o el 13 de marzo.

Los autobuses seguirán su ruta/horario normal por la mañana ambos días el 20 de febrero y 21 de febrero.  Se les servirá el almuerzo a los estudiantes antes de la hora de salida. Saldrán a la 1:20pm.

Habrá clases todo el dia el 21 de febrero y todos los estudiantes de todos los grados deben reportarse para su horario normal de 8:30 am - 3:37 pm.  Los estudiantes de 11 grado presentaran el examen Work-Keys en el K-wing y el día escolar normal se llevará a cabo para los estudiantes de grados 9, 10 y 12.

21 de febrero
Estudiantes de grado 11 presentarán el examen de ACT WorkKeys durante el día escolar dentro de su salón de clase asignado en el K-Wing.

Los estudiantes de grado 9, 10 y 12 asistirán a sus clases programadas de su horario normal. Las clases que normalmente se llevan a cabo en el K-Wing cambiarán de lugar y se les avisará de antemano a los estudiantes de los cambios.  

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VAHS sophomores and juniors are invited to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of each school year.  Registration information is mailed to each family in those grade levels in the fall.  This is an optional test and requires a registration fee.

The PSAT/NMSQT is a college preparatory test offered to sophomores and juniors that uses a similar format and scoring system as the SAT.  The SAT is a college entrance exam used for admissions at some colleges. 

The PSAT/NMSQT is shorter than the SAT and is designed for high school juniors who have completed Geometry. Scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are not used in the college admissions process, rather they serve as a preliminary or practice opportunity. 

Students may choose to take the PSAT/NMSQT for the following reasons: 
+ Prepare for the SAT 
+ Enter competitions for scholarships 
+ Receive information from colleges 
+ Begin college and career planning 
+ Help assess academic skills necessary for college-level work 

Additional information on the PSAT/NMSQT is available from the College Board:

The PSAT/NMSQT is the only qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships and recognition programs. Only scores posted by juniors qualify for National Merit. Sophomores who score well on the test should retake the test their junior year in order to qualify for such scholarships. 

Additional information is available from the National Merit Scholarship Program:

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