• ACT is the American College Test.
  • ACT is the state mandated test for all high school juniors. For more information about this visit the DPI Website
  • ACT Plus Writing is given to all Juniors at FHS in March.
  • It is recommended students take the ACT in April and/or June of their junior year.
  • Should you take the optional writing test for ACT? Yes, if you are considering UW-Madison, , University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, or other universities that require the writing test. If, at a later date, students find out the university they are planning to attend requires the ACT writing test, they must retake the entire ACT, not just the writing test.

For more information on the Writing Test, visit http://www.act.org/aap/writing

  • Students may register Online for dates other than March. FHS will register you for the March date. 
  • It is recommended students register early in the junior year for the spring ACT test dates. Using this strategy, students will have a higher probability of being assigned to their preferred test center.


  • Given to all 9th and 10th graders in April. 
  • ACT Aspire is the state mandated test for all 9th and 10th graders. For more information visit the DPI Website. 
  • This test is a predictor of College and Career Readiness for students. 

PSAT - Preliminary SAT

  • PSAT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, and is normed for junior students.
  • In September, a letter will be mailed to all junior students, encouraging them to register for PSAT.
  • In September, Registration for PSAT will take place in the Student Services. Please make checks payable to Franklin High School.
  • In October, PSAT will be administered at Franklin High School.
  • In December, Counselors will return PSAT results to students.
  • Students that score in the top 1-% nationally, may go on to further competition in the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Competition.

For more info, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org
For more information on PSAT, visit http://www.collegeboard.com



SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test

  • SAT is the Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • This test is not offered at FHS. Students need to register on their own 
  • Students should check with their College or University to determine whether ACT or SAT is the preferred test.
  • Students may register Online
  • For more information, visit http://www.collegeboard.com

  • Given to all FHS Juniors the day after the ACT Test is administered. 
  • ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs
  • Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States.


AP-Advanced Placement

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP’s college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world. With AP courses, you’ll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions.

Visit www.collegeboard.com/apstudents for detailed information about AP courses and exams. You’ll find course and exam descriptions, sample free-response questions and scoring guidelines, study skills and test-taking tips, and more.

The following AP Courses are available at Franklin High School


§  Music Theory



§  Language and Composition

§  English Literature and Composition


History & Social Sciences

§  History

§ Government

§  Human Geography

§  Psychology

§  Macroeconomics

§  European History


Mathematics & Computer Science

§  Calculus AB

§  Calculus BC

§  Statistics



§  Biology

§  Chemistry

§  Physics I

§  Environmental Science

 Wisconsin Civics Test

As a result of Biennial Budget Bill WI Act 55, any student graduating from a Wisconsin high school, starting with the class of 2017, will be required to complete a Civics based graduation test. The test consists of 100 questions that are identical to the 100 questions that may be asked of an individual during the process of applying for U.S. citizenship by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Our students will need to respond correctly to 60 of these items in order to meet the requirement. For more information please visit our District Webpage.

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. 

It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

FHS offers this test in the fall for any student interested. 

Test Preparation Options

ACT Online Prep- www.actstudent.org

Online unlimited test prep good for one year at a reasonable cost.


ZAPS test Prepwww.zaps.com

Several area schools offer an ACT prep class prior to the October ACT and in the Spring, including Franklin High School.  Log on to and click on the Wisconsin symbol to find classes in the area.  Classes meet at various times for a total of 5 hours.


WCTC ACT/SAT Prep classes- http://www.wctc.edu/student_services/learning_place/test.php 

WCTC offers Saturday prep classes which focus solely on the ACT, SAT or both.  See the non-credit course section of their course booklet or webpage for more information.


UW-Waukesha ACT Prep-

UW-Waukesha offers ACT prep classes throughout the year.  Please call the Office of Continuing Education at 262-521-5460 for more information.


Revolution Test Prep & Academic Tutoringwww.revolutionprep.com

Revolution offers a range of test prep options.  Scholarships are available to offset  costs.


UWM ACT Prephttp://www4.uwm.edu/trio/minicourses-act/  

Meets for seven consecutive Saturdays in spring or fall.  Two week summer session offered.


Kaplan Test Prephttp://www.kaptest.com/ 

Multiple test prep options.


Private Colleges of Wisconsin- http://privatecollegezone.org/home.aspx

Wisconsin Private Colleges & Universities offers this free online test prep.


Princeton Review- www.princetonreview.com 

Online, classroom and private tutoring for ACT, SAT and more.