The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Junior Daniel Kong finishes the last of his SAT Prep material from Sapient Academy. Rescheduled in March, Kong’s test has been canceled four times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I spent thousands of dollars on SAT practice, and it looks like it’s going all to waste because College Board keeps canceling SoCal test dates

Daniel Kong January 19, 2021

The third time wasn’t the charm. On Dec. 2, I was supposed to take my SAT at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, but unsurprisingly, College Board canceled the administration of the test. That...

Many public colleges, including California State University, Fullerton, have decided against requiring an SAT or standardized test score on college applications, as College Board testing centers have been closed throughout much of California because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Relief, frustration, confusion among student reactions to cancellation of SAT testing locations, California public universities’ decision to not require scores on college applications

Lauren Jung November 19, 2020

With COVID-19 positive cases still being reported in much of Southern California, the College Board has yet to reopen any of its SAT or SAT subject testing locations, forcing students -- especially seniors...

Art illustrated by Accolade graphics editor Erin Lee.

Editorial: 45-minute, free-response Advanced Placement tests definitely worth taking

Krishna Thaker May 12, 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, schools have adapted to alternative methods of education by switching to online learning, which has been hard for many Sunny Hills students.  Concerns over cheating...

The College Boards March 20 tweet reveals that Advanced Placement testing will still be offered amid the coronavirus crisis -- the earliest in May -- with each subject exam comprising a 45-minute, free-response section instead of a multiple choice that students can take from home. Hand completing a multiple choice exam by Alberto G. 2UqYwRv license under CC BY 2.0

Coronavirus pandemic will not deter College Board from offering a 45-minute, free response online version for all AP exams

Tyler Pak March 21, 2020

This story was updated March 24 at 3:17 p.m. with a teacher reaction quote to the College Board's decision about testing students from home. The College Board announced via Twitter on March 20 that...

From the College Board blog

It’s worth the time to improve SAT scores

Lira Jeong October 15, 2019

After three to four hours of taking the SAT, students feel the relief of getting the test over with. This standardized test that students struggle to do well on is the best way of getting admitted to college.  Because...

Art by Accolade staff reporter Katherine Kim

Hey Pomona, Williams! I’m more than my SAT/ACT score

Lauren Kim September 24, 2019

The SAT and ACT – three- to four-hour tests that hover over students’ heads, heavily stressing them out for much of their high school experience. While in high school, students develop intellectual...

Art done by graphics editor Erin Lee.

Students who took Aug. 24 SAT discuss College Board’s new adversity score

Hannah Kim August 27, 2019

On Aug. 27 after this story was posted, The Accolade learned that the College Board has on the same day decided to drop the adversity score report and will replace it with something called "Landscape."...

The Class of 2016 seniors gather in the quad early in the morning to watch a movie. Back then before the jumbotron in the squad, the ASB had to set up a screen in front of the steps of the quad for the movie to be projected there for students to watch. (Accolade File Photo)

Senior event moves up two months from October to August to curb 12th-graders from ditching classes

Rebecca Choi August 21, 2019

To prevent another year of 12th-graders purposely skipping school either after attending Senior Sunrise on an October morning or not coming at all, the ASB has decided to move the traditional event two...

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