Our students are able to take the PSAT and SAT at Community High School using College Board accommodations. We offer the PSAT in the fall of junior year. The SAT is offered in May of junior year and in November and December of senior year.
Though we do not offer school-wide ACT testing, we are more than willing to accommodate any student who wishes to take the ACT with Special Testing.
New Jersey funded Community High School students in grades 9-11 are required to take the Partnership of Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam. The English Language Arts (ELA) test is an end-of-grade exam and Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II are end-of-course exams.
Every other year Community High School hosts a post-secondary planning seminar for upcoming junior and senior parents. The focus of this seminar is to discuss the exploration and application process for various post-secondary education placements. Most importantly, it is a night for our parents to connect names with faces of our CHS staff hosts, which include Toby Braunstein (Director of Education), Joy Bortnick (College Coordinator), Sara Shortway (Assistant Director/Testing Coordinator), and Jackie Murray (Transition Coordinator).
Parents have the opportunity to meet with the Community High School team-staff members and an informative panel of representatives from various colleges. Our past panels have included Adelphi University, Centenary College, Landmark College, Manhattanville College, Bergen Community College, Lincoln Technical Institute and the Bergen County NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. We have an informative question-and-answer session at the end and we continue to field personal questions via phone and email. Community High School’s guidance staff, working along with active parent and student involvement, is crucial for our students’ future success.