Testing Information

Recommended Timeline for Assessments:
  • Sophomores: PSAT, Practice ACT (see "Test Prep Resources" below for more information on Practice/Mock opportunities)
  • Juniors: PSAT and SAT, and ACT (Students interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the PSAT in the 11th grade. Visit the National Merit website for more information.)
  • Seniors: SAT and/or ACT (take last exams by December for college consideration!)

    Juniors and Sophomores - Register for the PSAT 8/24/2021 – 9/13/2021*
    *Please note we cannot accept any registrations after this date due to College Board test ordering deadlines.
    The test will begin at 7:00am on Wednesday, October 13th at MCHS.  To register online, please go the MCHS website and click on the MCHS ASB Webstore in the upper right-hand corner or use this link: https://mchswebstore.myschoolcentral.com

    Limited in-person registration will be available September 8th, 9th, 10th and 13th at the student store during snack and lunch.  Registration cost is $25.  Study Guides will be available in the CCC in mid-September.  Please contact the CCC (ext. 5253) with any questions.

     PSAT (10/13) Bell Schedule
    *Zero period does not meet. Testing 7:00 - 10:35am
    Period 1 10:41 - 11:13; Period 2 11:19 - 11:53; Period 3 11:59 - 12:31; Lunch 12:31 - 1:01; Period 4 1:07 - 1:39; Period 5 1:45 - 2:17; Period 6 2:23 - 2:55.

    Why Take the PSAT?
    Sophomores: Taking the PSAT in 10th grade is a great way to get familiar with the SAT exam format, before studying for the actual SAT. We recommend that sophomores take a mock ACT exam and the PSAT, so that by the end of their sophomore year they can decide which test to take for college admissions.
    Juniors: In order to qualify as a National Merit Scholar, you must take the PSAT during your Junior year. All Juniors interested in being considered for the National Merit Scholarship should sign up for the exam. Furthermore, it is great practice for students who have not taken the SAT, and want to get familiar with the SAT Exam format.

FREE Resources for SAT/ACT test preparation: 
Chegg Test Prep FREE online resources:

- SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat

- ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act


ACT - Test Prep Preview.com:  https://www.testprepreview.com/act_practice.htm


Khan Academy FREE online resources: https://www.khanacademy.org


StudyBlue online flashcard may help students learn faster and improve outcomes. Flashcards have long been an effective tool for learning and now that StudyBlue is FREE, students can easily create, share and study flashcards for any subject without a monthly subscription.  You can learn more about us here: http://www.studyblue.com/


Local Options for Test Prep and Essay Help (Check back regularly for updates!)

Intensive College Essay Writing Workshop by Shannon Vaughan: FIRST SESSION STARTS 9/13
Seniors, need help with your college essays? Sign up for one of three, 2-week evening intensive college Essay Writing Workshops. The first workshop session is Sept. 13-15 from 6-8pm. For more details on cost, dates and times of the sessions, go to Shannon Vaughan Essay Workshops page.  Please see flyer attached at the bottom of this page.
Air Tutors


Contact: Hasan Ali at hasan@airtutors.org or 800-211-1986

Our tutoring experience promotes engagement that solidifies comprehension for our students. We prepare our students on REAL ACT/SAT tests, build their academic fundamentals, and then teach them the tips and tricks to succeed on each exam. We provide families an amazing level of support to quell any anxieties throughout their student's academic journey. Our tutors have wonderful personalities that build productive connections with their students to make test prep and academic tutoring fun!  Please see flyer attached below. 

Blue Train - Test Prep and Tutoring Services
Catalyst Test Prep:  www.CatalystPrep.com

Compass Prep:  www.compassprep.com  
Compass offers complimentary proctored practice tests for students in Southern California.  Locations include the Manhattan Beach Library, Peninsula Center Library, and in Beverly Hills at the Compass Office.  Please see details at https://downloads.compassprep.com/socal-practice-test-flyer.pdf or call 800-925-1250.

Kaplan Practice Tests:  www.kaptest.com

LA Tutors:  www.latutors123.com
Free full-length SAT or ACT practice tests offered.
Sign up here to take one in Beverly Hills:  https://www.latutors123.com/proctored-tests/

PJ's Test Prep - www.pjtestprep.com Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests and Seminar; Free College Essay and Personal Statement Seminar.  PJ's will continue to offer free tests via Zoom until it's safe to get back in the classroom. For test dates, registration, and to reserve a spot please see details attached at the bottom of this page or go to: www.pjtestprep.com/rsvp,
PJ's SUMMER/FALL CLASS & TUTORING SCHEDULE is now up at www.pjtestprep.com

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation June 3rd, here is the YouTube link to view:

Writing a standout college essay!


Princeton Review- Free Tests and Webinar Sessions-  Princeton review is offering online practice tests as well as information sessions on various college related topics. https://www.princetonreview.com/


Revolution PrepRevolution Prep is offering practice college admissions exams while remaining safely at home.  A proctored practice exam is the best way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan and timeline.  www.revolutionprep.com


Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com   

Sylvan of Hermosa Beach:
  https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/hermosa-beach-ca. Tutoring and Test Prep classes are available. 310-341-3137.  Free Second Saturday SAT day- in the center every month.  Call Sylvan of Hermosa Beach's center or go to their website to schedule a free SAT or ACT Diagnostic (practice test) and consultation.