AP: AP stands for Advanced Placement. AP offers college level curricula and examinations to high school students. Some colleges and universities may grant course credit to students who obtain a high enough score on the AP exam.
PSAT: The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT. It is a shortened version of the SAT. The PSAT is given in October every year and students sign up and pay for the exam at Capital City High School. Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to take this exam, however it is not mandatory. In order to qualify for the National Merit Competition, you must take this exam as a junior. If you have more questions about the PSAT please contact your counselor.
ACT: A standardized test used for college admission and scholarships. If you plan to attend a 4-year school, you should begin taking the ACT during your junior year. It is a test you can take multiple times, and cover four subjects: English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning.
SAT: A standardized test that can be used for college admission and scholarships. The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared students are for college by measuring key skills like reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression. It is a test you can take multiple times.
ASVAB: The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Dept of Defense. Your scores in four critical areas: Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge -- count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.