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AP Exam Registration: March 2-27 Only

posted Feb 23, 2015, 7:31 AM by Dan Brugger

Registration for this May's AP Exams at Corona will begin on Monday, March 2, and end on Friday, March 27. Late requests after this date cannot be accepted.

CLICK HERE to get started.

Spring/Summer Math Testing for New Freshmen

posted Feb 23, 2015, 7:18 AM by Dan Brugger   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 7:19 AM ]

Students attending Corona as new freshmen in the 2015-16 school year who did NOT attend a middle school in the Kyrene District but wish to earn credit for middle school work in Algebra, Geometry, and/or other math courses, MUST demonstrate proficiency in the subject(s) by passing placement tests offered by Mathematics Department Chair, Don Guess on any of the following dates/times:
  • March 26 at 2:20 PM
  • April 30 at 2:20 PM
  • May 21 (time TBA)
  • June 18 (time TBA)
  • July 16 (time TBA)
  • July 23 (time TBA)
Students wishing to test for credit and advancement in mathematics should arrive at the Corona del Sol High School front office on the stated date and time. No appointment is necessary.

Please visit this announcement again for additional information and possible changes.

NAEP Testing: March 4th

posted Feb 19, 2015, 10:52 AM by Dan Brugger   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 11:05 AM ]


Soon you may notice some of your classmates receiving hall passes to excuse them from class on March 4th. You will probably wonder: What are they for, and? Where are these students going?

These students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. You may be thinking that NAEP is just another test, but it’s not. NAEP is different from our state assessments, the SAT, and ACT because it represents all high school students across the country, not just those who plan to go on to college.

Ever heard of The Nation’s Report Card? That’s NAEP: the assessment results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and they help the President, Congress, and all of our educators make decisions about how to improve our education system. NAEP is what the general public will hear about on the news when reporters discuss what high school students are learning.

The actual assessment takes about 120 minutes. During that time, students will take a pilot technology-based assessment in mathematics, reading, and science on tablets. All students will be asked questions about their educational experiences that may be related to performance, such as homework and reading habits. Student scores are anonymous and will not affect student grades or academic records in any way. Instead, they will be used to prepare for future technology-based assessments.

Students who are selected to participate in NAEP have an important job to do. NAEP will provide a national snapshot of what students have learned in school, and it is essential that students take it seriously, try their best, and answer all the questions they can.

If you would like to see questions or results from past NAEP assessments and learn more about NAEP and why it is important for students, check out NAEP on Twitter and Facebook, or visit

Girls State

posted Jan 23, 2015, 9:51 AM by Nancy Vermeer

Attention Junior Girls: Girls State will be held June 7-13, 2015, on the campus of University of Arizona in Tucson. The deadline to apply is March 6th. If you are interested in attending Girls State, stop by the Activities Office and pick up an application.

Princeton Review SAT and ACT Test Prep Classes

posted Aug 2, 2014, 3:00 PM by Dan Brugger   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 9:27 AM ]

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