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We are offering the PSAT test for juniors October 4, 2023; 8:00 am

The PSAT/NMMSQT (preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is the best practice for the SAT, as well as good practice for the ACT.  

To register for the PSAT, bring $18 cash or check (payable to PHS) to Student Services by NOON September 6th.

When sign up and payment is complete, the student will receive a student guide with additional information and practice questions. Testing time will run approximately 3 hours.

Contact PHS Student Services if you have further questions.


We are offering the FREE ACT Work Keys exam for juniors October 4, 2023; 8:00 am. Students will be finished testing in time to report to 3rd block.

The ACT Work Keys test is different than the ACT exam. The ACT Work Keys test  measures various job-related foundational and soft skills, crucial to success in the workplace.

Students and job-seekers, as well as experienced professionals, can use the ACT WorkKeys test to assess their own skills and get a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. They can then use this understanding to better prepare for the upcoming exams or their upcoming job interviews.

Employers also use the ACT WorkKeys test scores to take the guesswork out of determining employee qualifications and to appoint, train, and retain a high-quality workforce.

For more information about the ACT Work Keys click HERE

How the ACT WorkKeys Assessments Can Work for You: This brochure helps examinees understand their scores and gain the most value out of their performance on the ACT WorkKeys tests. Click HERE

The Occupational Profiles: This online reference helps examinees compare their skills on the ACT WorkKeys tests to the skill levels of jobs or careers of interest to them. Click HERE

To retrieve your ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate login HERE

ASVAB (The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The ASVAB measures student strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. It also provides students with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether choosing to go to college, vocational school, or a military career. The ASVAB is good practice for the ACT as well. 

The FREE test will be offered at PHS:

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023; 8:00 am

Register in September via Google form shared in Class of 2024, 2025, and 2026 classrooms or contact PHS Student Services
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023

Practice tests for the ASVAB are available at:

Students who take the ASVAB also receive access to the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. This program will help students identify and explore occupations.This exceptional program is free and you receive the following career tools:

  • ASVAB Summary test results --show how well you did in relation to others who took the test.
  • Exploring Careers-- the ASVAB Workbook.
  • Find Your Interests (FYI) --an interest inventory that helps identify your work-related interests by choosing your likes and dislikes.
  • "OCCU-Find" --explores over 400 occupations using information you learned about your skills and interests from taking the ASVAB test.


PreACT will be administered to all PHS freshmen Thursday, October 5, 2023; 8:00 am, for FREE.  The PreACT will begin at 8 am. Students will be finished testing in time to report to 3rd block.The PreACT provides you and your student with information that can help you select the right high school courses, think about ways to target areas for improvement, and even begin discussions about college and career. 

PreACT helps identify:
How a student is doing with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in college and beyond
Areas where extra help or additional courses are needed
Career possibilities that match the student’s interest.


The FREE Junior ACT will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 beginning at 8:00 am. This test will be offered to all juniors.  This is a separate test experience than the one your student may sign up to take through ACT at Paola High School on a Saturday test date. 

All juniors will be given the opportunity to take the ACT at school at no charge to the student or to the Paola School District. The state of Kansas is funding these statewide ACT testing events.

Register in September via Google form (emailed to students and placed in the Class of 2025 Google classroom) or contact PHS Student Services

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023

Free Junior ACT Test Date: February 27, 2024


To sign up or learn more visit the following sites:

  • Register online at: ACT - www.actstudent.org
  • Remember your login (username and password)
  • Costs: ACT No Writing: $68  ACT with Writing: $93
  • Fee waivers are available in PHS Student Services for students who qualify. Don't know if you qualify? Contact Student Services for more information
  • ACT/SAT prep - see links below
  • Please plan to arrive by 7:45 am to check in. Students will report to testing rooms at 8 am
  • Must bring photo ID and ticket to check in
  • Students must bring their own calculator
  • It is recommended to bring a snack for the break and sweater/sweatshirt for cool rooms
  • All cell phones and electronic devices must be powered off and are not allowed to be accessed (even during breaks) until students leave the test site

PHS School Code: 172320

PHS Test Center Code: 203670


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late fee required)
September 9, 2023 August 4, 2023 August 5-18, 2023
October 28, 2023 September 22, 2023 September 23-October 6, 2023
**December 9, 2023 November 3, 2023 November 4-17, 2023
**February 10, 2024 January 5, 2024 January 6-19, 2024
April 13, 2024 March 8, 2024 March 9-22, 2024
June 8, 2024 May 3, 2024 May4-17, 2024
**July 13, 2024 June 7, 2024 June 8-21, 2024

**PHS does not offer the ACT on these test dates. Students may register to test at a different testing location which can be found online when registering.

SAT Test---SAT - www.collegeboard.org
The SAT is not offered at PHS. See links below for test dates and locations.                          

SAT Subject Test Dates

SAT Test locations


Method Test Prep
Free ACT prep program within Xello

Offers a topic-by-topic review through brain-compatible motion graphics, mini quizzes, and progress tracking. $15/month subscription for students. PHS students have voted it worth it!  

ACT/SAT prep help through guided interactive practice and engaging games. Free resource.

Free weekly ACT and SAT practice tests with one on one score reviews, information about local ACT/SAT prep courses, test anxiety clinics and more.

Test Prep Review

FREE practice questions with answers and explanations in many specific areas of the ACT. Practice test available as well. Additonally, practice tests for the Accuplacer Next Gen, CNA, CDL and others are available.

Information about the COMPASS test. Tips and hints are included as well as how to order a free practice test.

Accuplacer Next GenTest Prep
Collegeboard website -- Go to Accuplacer Next Gen, Free practice materials. Both practice materials and an app for the phone, computer or iPad can be found on this site.
Test Prep Review website above