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High School Testing and Transcripts

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High School Testing

Baseline PSAT/ NMSQT 9th or 10th grade

  • Sign up at local high school in September
  • One test nation-wide mid-October

PSAT/ NMSQT 11th grade

  • Top ½ percentile Commended

College entrance exams in 11th and 12th grade

  • Take multiple times
  • SAT vs ACT or both

High School Transcripts

  • Keep it simple
  • Use class names that colleges expect to see
    • “English I” rather than “Lost Tools of Writing”
    • Not all extra-curricular activities
  • Use crediting that colleges expect to see
    • 120+ hours = 1 credit
    • 60-100 hours = ½ credit
    • Avg 6-7 credits per year
  • Supplement with Resume/ Curriculum Vitae

For More Information

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is closed. But we'd love to meet you and give you our scope and sequence so you can be prepared to join in fall of 2019. Please email dentonclassicalcoop@gmail.com or call 972-277-1239 for more information. Preview visits take place each year in February.


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