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Testing Information for Students

During the four years of high school, all students will have the opportunity to take several achievement, college entrance, and aptitude tests. The Alabama State Department of Education requires the Alabama High School Graduation Exam to be administered to all sophomores in the spring of the year. If they pass one or more subject tests of this administration, they will be given credit toward graduation for passing the subject test(s). Those who do not pass a subject area will have several opportunities to retest before the end of their senior year.

Other tests used to help students determine their eligibility for college, scholarships or to diagnose their weaknesses and strengths include the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test offered to tenth and eleventh grade students and the ACT. Demopolis High School is an administration site for the ACT.

Students who are enrolled in all Advanced Placement classes have the opportunity to take the AP exams and receive college credit with a score of 3 or higher.

Students who are planning to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid should contact the guidance office during their junior year or early in their senior year, or they should consult their counselor concerning the test that should be taken to gain acceptance to their school of choice.