SOL, AP & Final Exams

SOL Testing

The expectation at Herndon High School is that every student will acquire the needed verified credits to graduate through SOL testing.

Absent Students

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.

Test Completion

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.


Alisa Shreve Assessment Coach 703-810-2473


HHS hosted the SAT School Day for seniors on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. If students provided an email address on their answer sheet, they should have received an email from CollegeBoard when their scores were available in mid-October.


On Monday, April 19, Herndon High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10. FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test. 

To participate in the PSAT 10, students must complete the form below by Friday, March 19. This form asks about participation in the test, the need for bus transportation, and interest in free breakfast or lunch on the day of the test.

Students need to log into their FCPS Google account to access the form. To obtain accurate student information, siblings and parents/guardians, who may also have a FCPS Google account, are asked not to complete the form. The student expecting to test should complete the Google Form.

Students will automatically receive a response receipt after the Google Form is submitted. Students are encouraged to check their FCPS Google account to ensure that they have received this response receipt. Approximately a week after completing the Google Form, they will receive an email confirmation from Alisa Shreve, Assessment Coach.

Herndon High School: PSAT 10 Intent to Participate Form can be found at the following link: https://forms.gle/FeKcWMhkSkgDpxTC9

A translated version of the form content may be found on the PSAT 10 Intent webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/42692). Due to health and safety protocols, FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.  

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10). Monday, April 19 has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks. FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at Herndon High School, please contact Alisa Shreve at @email.