MAKE-UP SAT for Seniors on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

Click here for detailed information about upcoming the makeup SAT.

12th Graders

  • On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, seniors should arrive no later than 7:40am if they are taking the MAKE-UP SAT.



  • In order to comply with the social distancing guidelines required to participate in SAT School Day administration, it is important that seniors are aware of where they are required to enter the building on the morning of Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  

    • Cohort A  and Cohort B will enter through the Main Entrance

    • eLearning/PHS eDCSD Base students will enter through the West Small Gym Entrance    


***Please note we are currently working with the Colorado Department of Education and CollegeBoard on modified testing plans to accommodate students in both hybrid learning cohort groups as well as students who are participating in the eLearning model. Due to ongoing uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, test dates may be canceled in the event of a local or regional closure. In the event of closure, it is not expected that additional test dates or options will be available.***
If a 12th grade student is unable to attend the Wednesday, September 23, 2020 or Tuesday, October 27, 2020 administration dates, he/she is eligible to register for a National SAT test offered in September, October, November, or December using a CollegeBoard voucher code. Upcoming National SAT Dates & Registration Deadlines:

National SAT Dates

Registration Deadlines

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

***Please note, 12th grade students are only eligible for one free SAT exam. Students able to attend the PHS SAT school day administration on September 23, 2020 or October 27, 2020 will not be eligible to receive a CollegeBoard voucher.  If you are a 12th grade student (Hybrid, eLearner, & PHS eDCSD Base) who is unable to attend school day testing and would like to request a voucher code, please email Kristen Hogan at***


Ponderosa plans to offer the PSAT/NMSQT to all 11th grade students (Hybrid, eLearners, & PHS eDCSD Base) at no cost on:

Administration Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Remote learning day for students in grades 9, 10 & 12.

All 11th grade students will be automatically registered for this test. There is NOTHING that you need to do  for the School Day administration on October 29, 2020.

For information regarding the PSAT/NMSQT, click here.

***Please note, DCSD is unable to offer the Wednesday, October 14, 2020 primary administration as it during Fall Break. Sophomores and other students wanting to test at their own expense may register for Saturday, October 17, 2020 through CollegeBoard.***

Study Resources 

Here is a list of free resources that are available for students so that they can continue to prepare for the SAT:

SAT 10 Full-Length Practice Tests
SAT Full-Length Practice Tests
Daily SAT Practice App
Free SAT prep on Khan Academy
How to Link College Board scores to Khan Academy

Assessment Coordinator

Kristen HoganKristen Hogan
Assistant Principal

State Mandated Assessment

Spring 2021 Assessment schedule: TBA

DCSD Assessment Policy (IK)

2020-2021 District Assessment Dates

State Assessment Excusal Process
Deadline: December 15, 2020
To use the parent portal, you must have an active parent portal account. If you do not have a parent portal login, please contact your school registrar ( to request an activation key.


If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the CMAS assessment for a junior-please email by December 4, 2020.

State Assessments-Why?


SAT: Word of the Day

Accessing Khan Academy

PSAT/NMSQT & PSAT 10 Calculator Policy

SAT Calculator Policy

SAT Full-Length Practice Tests

PSAT 10 Full-Length Practice Tests

PSAT 8/9 Inside the PSAT

Test Preparation

Khan Academy

Free SAT prep on Khan Academy

How to Link College Board scores to Khan Academy

Doorway to College

High Performance Tutoring

Disclaimer: The links under test preparation will guide users to sites outside of Douglas County School District.  While we do not believe any of these sites will have inappropriate content, Ponderosa High School and the DCSD are not responsible for their content.




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