In your junior year of high school, you will have the opportunity to engage in new experiences that you haven't been able to up to this point in your high school career. These may include:

    • Attending College and Career Fairs
    • Job Shadowing/Career Forums/Internship opportunities
    • Multiple hands-on preparation opportunities for the ACT test
    • Scholarships and College discussions
    • College visits
    • Junior Prom



    Juniors have the largest amount of Standardized Testing in comparison to freshmen, sophomores, or seniors:


    • Optional test for juniors who wish to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program. Administered in the fall.


    • Optional college entrance exam test

    2018- 2019 SAT Test Dates

    SAT Test Dates

    Registration Deadlines

    Registration Deadlines

    Oct. 6, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    September 26, 2018

    Nov. 3, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    October 24, 2018

    Dec. 1, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    November 20, 2018

    March 9, 2019

    February 8, 2019

    Feb 27, 2019

    May 4, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    April 24, 2019

    June 1, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    May 22, 2019


    • Optional test for juniors interested in a career in the military. Administered in the fall.

    North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) 

    • Science testing taken in the fall

    Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)  

    • Math, Reading, and Language Usage testing in the spring


    ACT Info

    All juniors will be given the opportunity to take the statewide ACT plus writing test on Tuesday, March 20th. This test given during the school day is paid for by the State of North Dakota and is a great opportunity for students to take the ACT for free. DO NOT register for this test on the ACT website, as the counselors will be going into the classrooms to register the students for this test. If you have any questions feel free to contact your student's counselor.

    You may register for either of two Test Options--the ACT Assessment or ACT Assessment Plus Writing, which includes a 30-minute Writing Test. Not all colleges and universities require a Writing Test.

    Check with the colleges you are considering--or, for a list of institutions that require or recommend the Writing Test, go to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

    2018- 2019 ACT Test Dates

    ACT Test Dates

    Registration Deadlines

    Registration Deadlines

    September 8, 2018

    August 12, 2018

    August 26, 2018

    October 27, 2018

    September 28, 2018

    Oct. 14, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    November 19, 2018

    February 9, 2019

    January 11, 2019

    January 18, 2019

    April 13, 2019

    March 8, 2019

    March 25, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    May 20, 2019

    July 13, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    June 24, 2019

    Test Preparation Options:
    The following are suggestions to help students prepare/practice for the ACT and SAT.



    A free online test preparation course which includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more. Can be used to prepare for the ACT and SAT.



    Explorer, Planner, and testGEAR

    Preparing for the ACT

    Preparing for the ACT is available in Student Services along with ACT registration materials and information.

    Opportunities for Juniors & Seniors:

    Job Shadow Experience:
    A job shadow experience involves a planned observation at a work-site in order to gain knowledge or information about a particular career. Job shadows are designed to allow students a snapshot of a career while learning as much as possible in a short period of time.

    Career Forum Event: (2-4 hour event conducted within a group setting)
    A career forum allows students to experience a career or variety of careers at one business, but participation is conducted in a group setting rather than on an individual basis. Career Forums take place periodically throughtout the year, so watch the school announcements for interesting opportunities that might be a good fit for you.

    Internship: (75 hours or more; opportunity for school credit)

    An internship is a paid or unpaid experience in which a student is teamed with a company or organization to learn on-the-job skills and to take what's been learned in the classroom and apply it to the world of work.

    Laura Sturn, Career Advisor
    Bismarck High School / Bismarck Technical Center, Room 254

    2018 - 2019 Advanced Placement Exam Dates


    Dates & Times

    AP Government and Politics

    Monday, May 6, 2019 - morning

    AP Physics A

    Monday, May 7, 2019 - afternoon

    AP English Literature and Composition

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - morning

    AP Chemistry

    Thursday, May 9, 2019- morning

    AP Psychology

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 - afternoon

    AP United States History

    Friday, May 10, 2019 - morning

    AP Computer Science

    Friday, May 10, 2019 - afternoon

    AP Physics 2

    Friday, May 10, 2019 - afternoon

    AP Bio

    Monday, May 13, 2019 - morning

    AP Calculus AB/ BC

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - morning

    AP English Literature and Composition

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - morning

    AP World History

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 - morning

    AP Computer Science A

    Friday, May 17, 2019 - afternoon