Important Testing Information


    Fall Semester Exams

    Exams will be administered January 21st-27th. 


    Students must complete the exam dismissal form distributed to them on 1/14/20.  An additional copy is available.  These forms should be signed by a parent and returned to the second period teacher.

    • Buses will run on a regular schedule during exam week.
    • Students will NOT be permitted to leave at any time during an exam period when they are taking a test, regardless of the time they finish testing.
    • This form MUST be submitted to second period teachers.
    • Under no circumstances can students be on other school campuses on exam days.
    • Seniors may NOT be exempt from any EOC, CTE, or NCFE exams.


    PDF Version of the information below is available for download.

    Special Information

    • Students are expected to take exams at the scheduled times. Students must be present at the beginning of the exam period to take the exam and must remain for the entire exam period to receive credit for the exam. In order to maintain the integrity of all assessments, students will not be permitted to check out early during exam blocks. Students do not report to class after taking the exam for that specific course.
    • If absent from an exam, a student must submit a parent note to the Attendance Office upon return to school. The student is responsible for working with the teacher to schedule the make-up exam for a teacher-made exam. For a state exam (EOC, NCFE, or CTE post-assessment), the assessment coordinator for the state exams will schedule the make-up exam.
    • Students who do not have a scheduled exam do not report to school on January 21, 22, 23, 24 or 27. Students only have to attend school for their scheduled exams on all testing dates. Buses will follow the normal schedule. Students who only have one exam on any of these dates, but who must be on campus either before or after a scheduled exam, must remain in the designated supervised areas and follow the schedule provided on those days.
    • According to North Carolina testing policy, students are not allowed to bring electronic devices (other than approved calculators) into the testing room at any time during state testing, including breaks. Any student with a cellphone/electronic device during the testing period must be dismissed from testing, and a misadministration will be declared for that student. A student who has been dismissed for a violation of the electronic device policy must take the missed exam on a make-up day. Per Wake County School Board Policy 3225, the student is subject to disciplinary action by school administration.
    • Senior Exemption forms are due to the Attendance Office by 2:30 on Wednesday, January 15. Late forms will not be accepted.
    • Under no circumstance can students be on other school campuses on exam days.









    Math 1
    Math 3
    English 2


    EOC: Biology 

    EOC Make Up


    Period 1:
    CTE, Electives + AP (teacher made)

    Period 1 NCFEs:
    History, Math, Science, English


    Period 3:
    CTE, Electives + AP (teacher made)

    Period 3 NCFEs:
    History, Math, Science, English


    Make Ups











    Period 2:
    Electives + AP (teacher made)
    Period 2 NCFEs:
    History, Math, Science, English


    Period 4:
    CTE, Electives + AP (teacher made)
    Period 4 NCFEs:
    History, Math, Science, English


     Make Ups


    EOC Courses

    NCFE Courses

    CTE Courses


    English 2

    NC Math 1

    NC Math 3

    World History

    American History 1

    American History 2

    Civics and Economics

    Earth/Environmental Sci


    Physical Science


    English 1

    English 3

    English 4

    NC Math 2

    Advanced Func & Model


    AOF classes

    Apparel 1, 2, 3

    CTE Advanced Studies

    Digital Media 1

    Early Childhood 1, 2

    Fashion Merchandising

    Foods 1, 2

    Hospitality & Tourism

    Interior Design 1, 2, 3

    Introduction to Engineering


    Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint

    Multi Media


    Personal Finance

    Principles of Business

    Principles of Engineering

    Family & Human Services

    Project Management

    ProStart 1, 2

    Sports Marketing 1, 2


  • Testing



    Attention All 10th Graders and Parents:

     The Pre-ACT will be administered to all 10th graders during the weeks of 11/4 and 11/11. Students testing with accommodations will test on Wednesday, 11/6 and Friday, 11/8. All other students will test on Wednesday, 11/13. Students will need to bring two #2 pencils (not lead pencils) and a calculator. The bell schedule will be adjusted on the 11/13 test date. There will be silent bells for other Pre-ACT test dates. The Pre-ACT assessment includes a pretest portion that will not be available to students through the state test administration. Parents and students can, however, voluntarily access and complete the information that is included in this pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website:  

     If you have questions or concerns about the Pre-ACT, please contact Candice Denton at


  • PSAT

    Test date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:25a.

    The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered at Sanderson High School on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:25a.  Registration is open September 4 through September 13. Registrations will not be accepted after 2:30p on September 13. Registration is complete once payment has been made AND the form turned in to Student Services.

    The PSAT is a standardized, multiple-choice test that includes three sections: critical reading, mathematics, and writing.  The test provides practice for the SAT.  Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT are automatically screened for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

    WCPSS will offer the test free of charge to SHS juniors who have a GPA in the top 10% of the district.  These students will be contacted directly during the week of September 9 and must complete a registration form in order to participate.  All other students will pay a $17 fee to take the exam.

    WCPSS students can pay through Online School Payment* or in Student Services (before or after school; during lunch) with exact cash or a check made out to Sanderson High School. Fee waivers are available for students based on financial need.  All students testing must complete the form below and submit it, along with payment or receipt of payment, to Students Services.

    *Payment can be made by clicking the “ONLINE PAYMENTS” tab on the SHS website and selecting PSAT Registration.  Please print and attach your receipt to this completed registration form and submit to Student Services.

    (Note: The Pre-ACT will be administered free of charge to all WCPSS sophomores during the school day in October)


    Click here to view/print registration form