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Herndon High School SOL Testing Policy

The expectation of Herndon High School is that every student will take and pass the SOL test associated with any class in which the student is currently enrolled.  If the student does not pass the SOL the first time and is eligible for an expedited retake, the student is expected to retest before the end of the testing window.

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 Student Testing.

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 Student Testing.  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 an 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.

It will be very helpful if you can avoid appointments which may take your child out of school during this time period. Also, it will help your child perform his or her best if he or she has had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and comes to school with a positive attitude.

If you have any questions about the testing schedule or graduation requirements please contact Lindsay Rosen, Assessment Coach ( or your student’s counselor.

May SOL Calendar 2016
SOL Info 2016


AP Testing 2016

Important Announcements


ATTENDANCE DURING AP EXAMS - AP testing will be May 2-13, 2016. Students taking AP exams are expected to be in school all day regardless of their exam schedule.  If parents would like their child to be able to leave school early after an exam (or arrive to school late for afternoon exams), please follow the normal procedures for checking your child in and out. Contact the appropriate grade level office to excuse their absence.

Monday, May 2 - 8AM - Chemistry - Room 100
Monday, May 2 - 8AM - Environmental Science - Lecture Hall
Monday, May 2 - 12PM - Psychology - Aux Gym
Tuesday, May 3 - 8AM - Computer Science A - Lecture Hall
Tuesday, May 3 - 8AM - Spanish Language - Aux Gym
Tuesday, May 3 - 12PM - Physics 1 - Aux Gym
Wednesday, May 4 - 8AM - English Literature - Aux Gym
Thursday, May 5 - 8AM - Calculus AB - Aux Gym
Thursday, May 5 - 8AM - Calculus BC - Aux Gym
Friday, May 6 - 8AM - German Language - Room 136
Friday, May 6 - 8AM- US History - Aux Gym
Friday, May 6 - 12PM - European History - Lecture Hall
Monday, May 9 - 8AM - Biology - Aux Gym
Monday, May 9 - 8AM - Music Theory - Lecture Hall
Monday, May 9 - 12PM - Physics C: Mechanics - Lecture Hall
Tuesday, May 10 - 8AM - US Government - Aux Gym & Lecture Hall
Tuesday, May 10 - 12PM - French Language - 217A
Tuesday, May 10 - 12PM - Spanish Literature - 136A
Wednesday, May 11 - 8AM - English Language - Aux Gym
Wednesday, May 11 - 12PM - Macroeconomics - Lecture Hall
Thursday, May 12 - 8AM - Comparative Government - Lecture Hall
Thursday, May 12 - 8AM - World History - Aux Gym
Thursday, May 12 - 12PM - Statistics - Lecture Hall
Friday, May 13 - 8AM - Human Geography - Aux Gym
Friday, May 13 - 8AM - Microeconomics - Lecture Hall

AP Exam Registration Via College Board

The AP exam dates for 2016 have been released by College Board at the following website:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and Herndon High School have no control over the exam dates and times. They are set annually by College Board and cannot be changed. Late testing is not permitted unless approved by College Board. Please visit the following website for College Board-approved late testing policies:

Therefore, we ask that you plan accordingly around the AP exam dates. Please do not schedule family vacations or other important events or appointments during AP testing. Your child must take the exam on the date set by College Board, and Herndon High School orders exams based on your child’s enrollment in the AP course.

If you have a homeschooled student, or a student who would like to take an AP exam that is not enrolled in the course, the deadline to notify Herndon High School is Friday, March 4th, 2016. The exam fee is $100 per exam made payable by cash or check made out to Herndon High School.

Please contact the following AP Exam Coordinators for further information:

Betsy Bosworth   703-810-2302

Nile Shaikh   703-810-2307



SAT & Subject Tests

Test Dates


Regular *

Late ( Fee applies)

October 3, 2015

SAT & Subject

September 3, 2015

September 22, 2015

November 7, 2015

*SAT & Subject

October 9, 2015

October 27, 2015

December 5, 2015

SAT & Subject

November 5, 2015

November 23, 2015

January 23, 2016

SAT & Subject

December 28, 2015

January 12, 2016

March 5, 2016

SAT only

February 5, 2016

February 23, 2016

May 7, 2016

SAT & Subject

April 8, 2016

April 26, 2016

June 4, 2016

SAT & Subject

May 5, 2016

May 25, 2016

* Language Test with Listening are offered ONLY in November

PDF - SAT Dates



Test Date*

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 12, 2015

August 7, 2015

August 8–21, 2015

October 24, 2015

September 18, 2015

September 19–October 2, 2015

December 12, 2015

November 6, 2015

November 7–20, 2015

February 6, 2016

January 8, 2016

January 9–15, 2016

April 9, 2016

March 4, 2016

March 5–18, 2016

June 11, 2016

May 6, 2016

May 7–20, 2016

* Test with or Without Writing



SAT Prep

HHS is proud to offer all students free customized SAT prep easily accessible through Blackboard. The program is accessibel 24-7. This program is proven to be effective and involves personalized pacing and lessons as well as tow full-length practice, timed SAT tests. SAT scores are very important for college admission. This is a valuable opportunity for our juniors and seniors to prepare for the SAT test and for our underclassman to prepare for the PSAT.

To access:

  1. Logon to Blackboard
  2. Click on Family Connection
  3. On your Family Connection homepage, click on Method Test Prep