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    FHS Assessment Updates 2020-2021

    2021 FHS AP TESTING: Students registered to take Advanced Placement exams this Spring must make sure to pay all exam fees by Friday, March 5. Exam fees are $102 per exam. Payment must be completed via the SchoolPay feature on the family SOURCE page for our students. Students eligible for free and reduced lunch benefits take AP exams for free and submit no payment.

    The College Board recently announced detailed information and testing options for this year’s full-length AP exams. An at-home testing option is available for many but not all exams. Seattle Public Schools will be closely reviewing all the released information, as well as public health guidelines, and will be making a decision soon regarding in-person testing for exams that cannot be taken at home. We appreciate your patience and will update this page with more information in the coming weeks.

    If you have any questions on the exams or exam fees, please contact Jim Jeffreys, FHS Assessment Guy at

    College Board website:

    We are awaiting word from the state government on whether we can hold state assessments (SBA & WCAS) this year.

    We await guidance from the state legislature on whether there will be waivers this year for seniors unable to meet state testing requirements due to COVID restrictions.

    The PSAT for grades 10 and 11 have been cancelled.

    The Grade 11 SAT exam in March is still on the schedule but may be cancelled if we are not in school in-person by then.

    Students must register for AP exams online by Thursday, November 12. Payment for exams will take place in February. 

    Questions? Email Jim Jeffreys, FHS Assessment Guy, at


    SPS Testing and Assessment:

    SPS School-Day PSAT and SAT:


    College Entrance Tests (ACT, COMPASS, MPT, SAT)

    For questions regarding College Entrance Tests, contact your counselor for more information.

    If you are a junior and have not signed up to take one of these tests, and plan to apply to a 4 year college, sign up in the Spring. Fee waivers for these tests are available (from your counselor) for students who have free or reduced lunch.

    If you are a senior, plan to take the SAT or ACT once more in the Fall to make sure you have your best score available for colleges.

    SAT and ACT Test Info

    To sign up for the ACT and learn upcoming ACT test dates, visit the ACT Website.

    To sign up for the SAT and learn upcoming SAT test dates, visit the SAT Website.

    SAT and ACT Test Prep

    Visit the Counseling Office Page for more information.

    Placement Test

    FHS Running Start students take a placement Test.

    North Seattle

    Seattle Central

    South Seattle


    Bellevue College

    For questions regarding any FHS assessments, contact Mr. Jim Jeffreys ( or your counselor.