Important Testing Announcement

  • As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things for our students. One of the major changes is to college applications and the use of standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) in this process.

    While our Arizona public universities have been “test-optional” (students could choose to submit scores but weren’t required to do so) for many years, most of their scholarship programs and Honors Colleges were not. This has changed for the Class of 2021 and SAT/ACT scores are no longer required for these programs either. Here are some useful links to school-specific information:

    For students applying out-of-state, the overwhelming majority of college admission offices and scholarship organizations have also removed their testing requirement. Instead, higher education institutions are sending the following message: if you happen to already have a test score from Spring 2020 that you think is a good representation of your ability, send it. If not, or if you have been unable to test, please do not risk yours or anyone else’s health to take an exam for us.

    As a result, students without test scores will not be penalized, disadvantaged or have additional requirements to complete their applications.  The list of colleges in this category can be found here. Please contact the appropriate admissions office directly if you have questions.

Testing at THS

  • Welcome to testing at Tempe High School! Learn more about AZMerit, the SAT and other exams through the links below.

AIMS & AZMerit


    Click on the button below for resources for student and families, sample tests and the Arizona Academic Standards. 

    AzMerit button



    Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards Alternate (AIMS A), administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), measures what students know and are able to do in the content area of Science as presented in the Arizona Alternate Academic Standards.


    For more information on testing details, visit

AP Testing

Testing Contact

  • For questions regarding testing please contact
    Counseling Assistant,
    Kayla Celaya at (480) 967-1661 Ext. 20131 or
    Testing Coordinator,
    Dave Morton at (480) 967-1661 Ext. 20133