Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
All EGUSD high schools offer a wide selection of honors and advanced placement (AP) courses. The AP Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of the College Board and high schools. These college-level courses provide high school students with the opportunity to experience challenging course material and demanding assignments which will help students develop critical thinking skills expected of college students. Types of AP courses vary by high school. Students who are successful on the subsequent AP exams may meet certain college entrance requirements and/or earn college credit if they score well on the exams. Please contact your school counseling office for details on AP courses.
College Board AP Website.
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)
EGUSD prepares students for college readiness and supports their preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The PSAT is offered to juniors each fall semester. Sign-up at your high school counseling office for this test.
The PSAT allows students to practice for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) that is required for entry by most colleges and universities. The results from the PSAT will allow school staff to identify students who are ready to take challenging college courses – such as honors and advanced placement – through AP Potential, a free service provided by the College Board.
Additionally, students who take the test will have access to MyRoad, an online program that highlights college majors, provides links to colleges and universities and offers career exploration services. Free access to MyRoad through the student’s senior year will be provided when a student receives their PSAT score report.
College Board Website