Students and parents can access the testing portion of Sandburg's guidance webpage for information on many of the tests students might take during their high school years.  

Below is a general guide to the tests your student might take during high school, as well as the time frame in which the tests are taken:

ACT Testing

Offered several times during the school year, the ACT test is most commonly taken during junior year, as well as at the very beginning of a student’s senior year, if needed.  Go to for more information and to register for this test.

                      ACT/SAT PREP OPTIONS


C2 Education

Test prep and tutoring options

Orland Park location

Excel Edge
Offered at many area high schools

Huntington Learning Center

Individualized options for ACT, PSAT and SAT Prep

Orland Park location


Jeanius Prep
New courses offered every 8 weeks
Tinley/Mokena location
Jeanne and Jeanine

Kaplan Test Prep
Classroom and online options available

Method Test Prep
ONLINE program, also offer LIVE online program

Princeton Review
Classroom, personal tutoring, and online options available.


Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Offered in May of each school year, AP tests are designed for students who are taking AP courses during the year.  Advanced Placement tests are typically taken during sophomore, junior and senior years by students enrolled in these courses.  More information at


Typically offered in the late fall of each year, the EXPLORE test is taken by incoming eighth graders as a placement test for high school courses.

PLAN Testing

Taken by freshmen in late April, the PLAN test is designed to get students accustomed to testing in a format similar to the ACT that they will take junior year.

PSAT Testing

Offered in October of each year, juniors and some sophomores can take this test as a preliminary SAT.  Juniors can use their results on this test to participate in the College Board’s National Merit scholarship competition, a competition that involves the top 1% of scorers in the nation.  Sophomores can take this test for practice purposes only.  

SAT Testing

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess academic readiness for colleges.  The SAT is a globally recognized college admissions test, and the SAT Subject Tests can complement or enhance college admission credentials.  The newly redesigned SAT will be available to students in March 2016.   For more information about these tests, please go to

Khan Academy

Free PSAT and SAT Prep is available to all students.  Be sure to visit Khan Academy to sign up for this prep -































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