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PSAT/SAT & ACT

Students who are applying or planning to apply to a four-year university are highly encouraged to take the PSAT/SAT or ACT before their senior year and again during their senior year. 

PSAT:

Due to recent circumstances the PSAT is currently on hold.  We will update this site with any new information as in becomes available. 

Registration:

Students can register for the SAT at sat.collegeboard.org. Students can register for the ACT at actstudent.org. Remember to register early before the deadline in order to claim a seat. If students do not register early, all spots may be filled or the test may have to be taken at a location in a different city. The SAT will not be given at Valencia High School at least through the November 2020 test date. 

Fee Waivers:

SAT/ACT fee waivers are available to help pay for test registration fees. If you qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch, you are eligible for a fee waiver. The SAT fee waiver is good for two SAT tests and two SAT Subject tests. SAT fee waivers will show when registering for your SAT, if you do not see this option when registering please email Mrs. Hughes at chughes@pylusd.org. The ACT fee waiver covers two ACT tests and can be obtained by emailing Mrs. Hughes at chughes@pylusd.org. 

Sending your scores:

Most universities require students to send their scores. Scores are to be sent via their SAT/ACT accounts mentioned above. If students are eligible for a fee waiver, they may send up to four free score reports on the SAT and ACT to the college of their choice.

SAT vs. ACT

The SAT tests students in critical reading, math, and writing in order to measure general verbal quantitative reasoning skills. The ACT tests students' overall high school academic achievement in the subjects: English, mathematics, science and reading. 

(See the attached file below for more information.)

2020-2021 Test Date Calendar

SAT: 

Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release

August 29, 2020

July 31, 2020

August 18, 2020

September 21, 2020

October 3, 2020

September 4, 2020

September 22, 2020

October 16, 2020

November 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

October 27, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

November 24, 2020

December 18, 2020

March 13, 2021

February 12, 2021

March 2, 2021

March 26, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

April 27, 2021

May 21, 2021

June 5, 2021

May 6,  2021

May 26, 2021

July 14, 2021

*The SAT will not be available at VHS through at least the December test date. 

 

ACT:

Test Date

Deadline

Late Deadline

Score Release*

September 12, 2020

August 31, 2020

None

Sept 15; Sept 26, 2020

October 24, 2020

September 25, 2020

None

Oct 27; Nov 7, 2020

December 12, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 20, 2020

Dec 15, 2020; Dec 26, 2021

February 6, 2021

January 8, 2021

January 15, 2021

Feb 9; Feb 20, 2021

April 17, 2021

March 12, 2021

March 26, 2021

Apr 20; May 1, 2021

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

May 21, 2021

June 15; June 26, 2021

July 17, 2021

June 18, 2021

June 25, 2021

July 20; July 31, 2021

 
 
 
 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
 
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
 
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
 
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
 
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101