Welcome Class of 2026!
Welcome to Conant High School! Every school year presents an opportunity for the Conant High School community to provide students extraordinary opportunities, innovative teaching, and exceptional learning experiences. From the very first day of high school, the administration and teachers at Conant High School work to ensure students are preparing for their post-secondary goals. We depend on our entire school community to work together to create a successful education experience for our students.
Class of 2026 Placement Testing
Incoming freshmen are required to complete a placement exam. The results of the placement exam assist in determining the English, math, and science courses the student will participate in during 9th grade. The exam results also help identify students for required participation in the Incoming Freshmen Academy math and reading summer school programs.
Conant High School uses the PSAT 8/9 as its placement exam. The PSAT 8/9 is part of a series of exams offered by the College Board and serves as a precursor to the SAT, a long standing college entrance exam that also is used by the State of Illinois as its mandated student achievement test for third-year high school students. The PSAT 8/9 provides scores for mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing. More information about the PSAT 8/9 is available on the College Board website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9.
The Class of 2026 will take its placement exam on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Testing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and students should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. in order to check-in and locate their assigned testing rooms. Students should bring at least two No. 2 pencils and a calculator when reporting for the placement exam. Calculators are allowed for portions of the mathematics exam, however, smartphones are not allowed to be used as calculators. The exam will conclude at 11:15 a.m. Students will not be dismissed early. Standard testing room assignments are listed below.
Student Last Name Testing Room A - B 229 C - F 207 G 205 H - J 228 K - L 227 M - Z Cafeteria
Students eligible for testing accommodations will receive information about accessing these supports in the weeks leading up to the exam date.
Questions about the placement exam can be directed to Brigit Cain, director of student services, at 847-755-3626.
The Freshman Transition Guidebook is designed to help you navigate the pathway to freshman year. Please review this guidebook for details about placement testing, elective course selection, immunization requirements, and other critical components related to starting high school.
Your child’s journey to high school begins with the enrollment process. Enrollment materials (detailed on Page 2 of the Freshman Transition Guidebook) are due to Conant High School no later than December 3, 2021.