ACT & SAT Practice Tests

OCSA Counselors recommend that all Sophomores (10th Graders) take the practice ACT and SAT exams, so they can identify which one they naturally do better on and like best. 

OCSA offers practice exams for the ACT and SAT individually in the fall (October).  Please note, the fall practice test score reports are given back to student/parents at our annual Score­Pass­Back Night (in January). To register for a practice test here at OCSA, please register on My School Bucks.


Practice ACT: Saturday, September 28th

PSAT (NMSQT): Saturday, October 13th




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ACT & SAT: College Entrance Exams

OCSA Counselors recommend that all 11th Graders take their first “real” test of their choice (ACT or SAT) during the spring of their junior year. This gives them the most time and exposure to their academic curriculum and also gives them time to get their scores back before going into senior year. Please note, the last time to sit for either the ACT or SAT is the December test date of senior year.

To register for an official ACT or SAT (off-campus), please visit the official testing websites. *Please note, OCSA is not a testing site for the official ACT or SAT.

SAT II ­ Subject Tests

Some competitive colleges recommend or even require that students complete at least a couple of SAT Subject Tests (SAT II tests) to showcase their strengths in particular subject areas. Therefore, OCSA Counselors recommend that students take the SAT II test(s) that corresponds with the advanced placement (AP) course(s) they complete that year (May/June).

To register for the official SAT II ­ Subject Tests (off-­campus), please visit the official College Board website.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

OCSA Counselors recommend that students take the AP exam(s) at the end of the year (May) for any AP course(s) that they have completed at OCSA.

To register for an AP Exam (on-­campus), please check back on our website later for more details.