Testing Programs

School-Wide Standardized Assessment

The PSAT/NMSQT (a pre-SAT test) is administered to all freshman, sophomore, and junior students in October.  Beginning in October 2023, the exam will be administered digitally with results available in November.

Students will complete testing via the BlueBook app, available on the Bishop Kenny student iPad.  Students may complete a practice test in BlueBook prior to the exam day.  We highly recommend that students also link their score report to Khan Academy in order to continue practicing with SAT-style questions.

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.

Exam fees are assessed by the College Board and will be billed via FACTS Financial at the end of the first quarter.  Anticipated fees for the 2023-2024 school year are $98 for each AP Exam taken with the exception of AP Capstone courses which are assessed at $146 per course.  The College Board does offer fee reductions based on financial need.  Contact the School Counseling office for more information on the fee waiver process.

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 October.

College Entrance Exams

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 March

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