SOL, AP & Final Exams
The expectation at Herndon High School is that every student will acquire the needed verified credits to graduate through SOL testing.
Students who are absent from their SOL due to illness or family emergency will be rescheduled to test as soon as time and space permits. Students should return to Herndon prepared to take their missed SOL tests.
Expedited Retake Eligibility
Senior (Term Graduates) – Seniors are automatically eligible for an expedited retake regardless of non-passing score and may have a 3rd attempt if passing the test is necessary for graduation or for a particular diploma. Third attempts must be approved by the Office of Assessment and Reporting.
Underclass Students – Underclass students are automatically eligible for an expedited retake with a score of 375 and above. Underclass students with a score below 375 may receive an expedited retake for extenuating circumstances if approved by both Herndon High School and the Office of Assessment and Reporting. Remediation will be provided by each department for qualifying students before the retake exam.
Students may have as much time as they need to complete a SOL test as long as they are actively working on the test. All tests must be completed within the school day.
Cell Phone & Electronic Device Policy
Students are not permitted to have cell phones or electronic devices in their possession during testing and should make arrangements to secure them appropriately before testing. Students who are found with an electronic device, even if turned off, during testing or whose device makes noise during testing will not be permitted to finish testing and will not receive a score.
SOL Reminders for Students
- Students should get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast/lunch before the test.
- Students should not bring backpacks or electronic devices (including cell phones) into the testing room.
- Students should bring pencils and a picture ID to the test. Calculators will be provided.
HHS is hosting the SAT School Day for seniors on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. September 23 has been designated for asynchronous learning, so students who choose to take the SAT will not miss synchronous learning time with their teachers. SAT scores are very important for college admission. To prepare for the SAT, students are encouraged to review the online student guide offered by CollegeBoard.
HHS is offering the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) for juniors on Thursday, October 29, 2020. October 29 has been designated for asynchronous learning, so students who choose to take the PSAT will not miss synchronous learning time with their teachers. Registration has not started. More information will be sent out via email and News You Choose. To prepare for the PSAT, students may review the online student guide provided by CollegeBoard.