Testing Programs

Standardized tests administered at Bishop Kenny High School are:

  • PSAT/NMSQT (a pre-SAT test) – October of Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior year

Results are mailed to parents.  The student’s exam booklet is also returned providing an excellent study tool for college admissions tests (SAT and ACT).

Advanced Placement
AP (Advanced Placement) exams are administered each year in May. Students taking advanced placement classes are REQUIRED to take the AP exam.  To fully prepare for these exams, students may be required by their teachers to attend special sessions before and/or after school or on weekends.

Exam dates and other AP information can be found here.

Only students enrolled in an AP course offered at Bishop Kenny High School are eligible to take the AP exam in that course.  A student requesting permission to take an AP exam in a course not offered at Bishop Kenny High School must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and show evidence of independent preparation for the exam.  Requests are made to the Director of School Counseling during the month of February.

Bishop Kenny is a test center for both college entrance exams.  
Bishop Kenny's CEEB code is 100740.

  • ACT - September and February
  • SAT - October, December and June

Registration materials for these exams are provided in the Office of School Counseling. Students may register for these exams on-line and may re-register (after taking one time) by phone. 

ACT website: www.act.org  
SAT website: www.collegeboard.org