The ACT is a nationally administered, standardized test that helps colleges evaluate perspective students. It focuses around five core subjects: english, mathematics, reading, science and writing.
The SAT is also a nationally administered, standardized test which helps colleges evaluate perspective students. It focuses on mathematics, evidence-based reading, writing and an optional essay.
Students can visit their counselor’s office to apply for a fee waiver.
Each school offers different test preparation supports. Please contact your counselor for more information.
Yes, students can take either test more than once. See your counselor for more details.
The required scores are qualified admissions standards set by the Kansas Board of Regents.
A 1060 on the SAT is equivalent to 21 on the ACT.
Students begin acquiring college credits in grades 10 and 11. These credits are dual credits, meaning students will receive both high school and college credit for these classes.
Students take college classes in their high school.
College classes are taught by KCKPS teachers and by professors from both Donnelly College and Kansas City, Kansas Community College.
Students need to be on-track and on-time in their studies. In addition, they must complete placement tests.
Yes, college credits transfer to all schools which are part of the Kansas Board of Regents. Click here to learn which schools are part of the Kansas Board of Regents.
Eligible students are provided with scholarships for college credits.
Parents and students can contact their school counselor for more information.
The District works with business and industry partners through advisory boards to craft and facilitate all qualified internships and industry-approved projects.
Students can apply to any of the branches of the United States military.
Students must complete the ASVAB. The ASVAB is a multiple aptitude test which measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational successes in the military.
All students have access to recruiters at career fairs and students at Washington High are able to join the ROTC program.
Students can complete the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or an International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. In order to graduate with one of these program options, students must pass the end-of-course exam.
This path is available for students at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science.
Students will articulate their plan to succeed in the workplace or in postsecondary education by providing evidence to a school committee. This endorsement accommodates the needs of students who may not have sufficient time to complete other endorsements.
Post-secondary transition plans are approved by committee at the building level.