All ninth-grade applicants are required to take the PreACT as the placement test for admission.
- Middle schools that administer the PreACT in the 8th grade will share those scores with us for their students who apply to CBHS. Therefore, those students who will be taking the PreACT at their middle school will not take it at CBHS.
- Applicants who will not take the PreACT at their middle school must register for and take the test here at CBHS. The registration fee for the test is $20.
- CLICK HERE to register for the PreACT placement test. PLEASE NOTE: You must complete an application for admission in order to sit for the test.
The placement test at CBHS takes place in December (date TBA). Those who miss the December 1 admissions application and test registration deadline will be scheduled for a makeup test date. To qualify for a merit-based Presidential scholarship, an applicant must test at CBHS on the primary test date or must have taken the PreACT at his middle school in December.
The PreACT is structured like the ACT and includes sections covering English, Math, Reading, and Science. Students will also be given a writing prompt and asked to write a short essay.
As stated in the application, parents must submit all psychoeducational documentation to the Admissions Office prior to December 1 if the applicant would like to receive testing accommodations (e.g. extended time).