Highlighted News and Events from Wicomico Schools
Highlighted News, Events, Opportunities to Support Our Students and Schools, News You Can Use, and Upcoming Events
Posted on 05/05/2016

Highlighted Events in Wicomico Schools


April 18-May 31

Testing window for PARCC assessments grades 3-8, with schedule set by individual schools. No testing April 26 or May 30


April 25-June 7

Testing window for PARCC assessments grades 10-11, with schedule set by individual schools. No testing May 30


May 2-12

Advanced Placement (AP) tests for students who have signed up to take the tests at the end of an AP course. Schedule for testing will be distributed in each school.

Wicomico students who have registered to take one or more AP (Advanced Placement) tests should remember to check the schedule for testing information for the AP testing window of May 2-12. The schedule is posted in Naviance, and on the Board website at http://www.wcboe.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=30134562. Changes to the earlier published schedule are highlighted. Please note that in addition to the testing schedule provided below, Mardela High School students may take their AP tests at Mardela High; please check with Mrs. Shiles.

Test takers are reminded to arrive early for their tests so they can be in their seat on time and ready to go when the test begins. Students should also remember that phones are not permitted in the building during AP testing; anyone found with a phone will have the phone confiscated and their test results voided.


Monday, May 2:

8 a.m. Chemistry, Environmental Science, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12:30 p.m. Psychology, Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (old gym)


Tuesday, May 3:

8 a.m. Computer Science A, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

8 a.m. Spanish Language: Tests will be at each school, see school counselor

12:45 p.m. Physics 1: Alg based, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road


Wednesday, May 4:

8 a.m. English Literature and Composition, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12 p.m. Physics 2: Alg based, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road


Thursday, May 5:

8 a.m., Calculus AB, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

8 a.m. Calculus BC, Fountains Restaurant


Friday, May 6:

8 a.m. U.S. History, Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (old gym)

Studio Art: last day to submit digital portfolios; see school counselor


Monday, May 9:

8 a.m. Biology, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

8 a.m. Music Theory, Parkside High, see guidance counselor

2 p.m. Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road


Tuesday, May 10:

8 a.m. United States Government and Politics, Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (old gym)

Afternoon: French, Parkside and Mardela High, see school counselor


Wednesday, May 11:

8 a.m. English Language and Composition, Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center (old gym)


Thursday, May 12:

8 a.m. World History, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12:45 p.m. Statistics, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road


Thursday, May 5

District Bocce Tournament

Crown Sports Center, Fruitland

Unified Sports bocce teams from around the area will compete Thursday, May 5 in the District Bocce Tournament. Opening ceremonies will be at 12:45 p.m., play begins at 1 p.m., and medals will be awarded at 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 5

Deadline to register for June 4 SAT administration


Friday, May 6

Deadline to register for June 11 ACT administration


Friday, May 6

Leadercast National Leadership Telecast

Wicomico High School Auditorium

Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world including Salisbury on Friday, May 6. This full day of national and local speakers includes lunch, and will take place at the Wicomico High School Auditorium from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 6.

Tickets may be reserved online for the all day event, which includes lunch: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadercast-2016-tickets-18421981643

This year marks the 16th year of this national leadership conference and the first year that Wicomico County Public Schools will be hosting the event, for which anyone in the community may register.

Leadercast brings people together and equips them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Architects of Tomorrow,” focusing on visionary leaders who imagine and build a future that is rich in innovation, collaboration and full of hope. A future where problems are solved, questions are answered, and confusion gives way to clarity. The conference will equip attendees to create their own visionary path. Key speakers – visionaries in their own fields – will inspire the hundreds of people who attend locally, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries.

Among the keynote speakers are:
o Kat Cole—Group President, FOCUS Brands, Inc. (including Cinnabon®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s®, and more)
o Steve Wozniak—Co-founder of Apple, Inc.,
o Henry Cloud—Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author
o Nick Saban—Head Football Coach, The University of Alabama
o Andy Stanley—Leadership Author and Communicator
o James Brown—Network Broadcaster, CBS Sports and News
o Rorke Denver—Navy SEAL Commander and Author
o Chris Barez-Brown—Author and Creativity Guru
o Tripp Crosby—Host of Leadercast, Comedian and Director


Friday, May 6

Countywide Casual Day to Support Horizons Program

All Wicomico Schools and School System Offices

The Wicomico school system will have a county-wide casual day on Friday, May 6. Employee donations of $3 to dress casual help provide Horizons with the tools needed to achieve its goals for students. The mission of Horizons Salisbury is to provide low income public school students in Wicomico County, MD with an intensive academic summer learning program designed to transform the lives of students caught in the achievement gap. Working in partnership with families, Horizons guides and supports students from kindergarten through grade twelve via the summer learning and high school programs with tutoring and mentoring during the school year. It is the goal of Horizons to develop the whole child by emphasizing academic, community, cultural, and recreational activities that promote problem solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for oneself and others, and encourage a lifelong love of learning. The Horizons program gives students the tools and support that will assist them in becoming successful, confident students who will be college and career ready.


Saturday, May 7

SAT administration for students registered by April 8


Tuesday, May 10

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Graduation

Perdue School Auditorium, Salisbury University

As the year comes to a close, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and its partners will celebrate the YEA! (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) students and all that they have accomplished in this 30-week program to develop their own businesses. The public is invited to cheer the students on as they receive their certificates of completion. The YEA! Graduation will take place in the Perdue School Auditorium at Salisbury University at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. The keynote speaker will be Salisbury Mayor Jake Day. Please RSVP to Sophia Smecker at the Chamber, 410-749-0144 or ssmecker@salisburyarea.com. Please note that YEA! Is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 class. Visit http://www.salisburyarea.com/Portals/0/YEA!%202016-2017%20Student%20Application.pdf. YEA! is a 30-week after school program that teaches middle and high school students the process of starting and running their own REAL businesses. YEA! participants start as students, and graduate the program as CEOs of their own companies.


Tuesday, May 10

Monthly Meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education

Board Auditorium, 101 Long Ave., Salisbury

The May meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in the Board of Education auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. The agenda will be posted at www.wcboe.org; click on the BoardDocs box (left side of home page) to view the agenda. 410-677-4561


Wednesday, May 11

Elementary TAD Reception for World War II Veterans and Their Families

North Salisbury Elementary

Students from throughout the county in the elementary TAD (Thinking and Doing) Program will welcome World War II veterans and their families to a reception on Wednesday, May 11 at North Salisbury Elementary School. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. May 11. Students will present veterans with the historical documentary photo books they’ve created as part of the TAD Historical Documentaries unit this school year. During this unit of study, students recognized the importance of historical documentary photo books as a way to archive our nation’s history as well as to develop an appreciation of local World War II veterans’ experiences. Students examined the elements and techniques of an effective photo documentary book and conducted research using primary and secondary sources. Students recorded interviews with 17 local World War II veterans and will submit copies of their video interviews to the Veterans History Project in conjunction with the Library of Congress, as well as to Salisbury University’s Nabb Center. Due to partial funding from a Walmart Community Grant, students also produced photo documentary books based on each veteran’s personal experiences, and will donate copies of the photo documentary books to their school’s media center to preserve this information for future generations. Students will also present copies of the completed books to the veterans and their families at a brief ceremony and reception that will be held May 11.


Thursday, May 12

PRMC Nurses Talk with 8th Graders about Careers in Nursing for National Nurses Week

Wicomico Middle School

Nurses from Peninsula Regional Medical Center will be at Wicomico Middle School starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12 to talk with 8th graders about careers in nursing and medicine. The students attending the PRMC presentation will be those who have expressed an interest in a career in medicine. This community presentation supports the college and career readiness of students, and highlights the importance of nursing during National Nurses Week. 410-677-5145


Friday, May 13

1st Wicomico County Middle School Chess Tournament

Salisbury Middle School

Middle school chess enthusiasts from throughout Wicomico County have until May 10 to register for the 1st Wicomico County Middle School Chess Tournament, which will take place at Salisbury Middle Friday, May 13. (Pre-registration is preferred so the tournament can be prepared to serve everyone who wants to play, but registration will also be available at the door.) Wicomico County’s chess program, with an elementary tournament and now a new middle school tournament, is generously supported by M&T Bank, which provided a $5,000 donation. All public, private and home-schooled students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the Middle School Chess Tournament. Students will sign in at 5 p.m., and play begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. Prizes will be given, and trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher for each grade level. Registration fee is $5 (please make checks payable to Salisbury Middle School). The entry fee should be sent in with the entry form to SMS Chess Tournament, 607 Morris St., Salisbury MD 21801. 410-677-5149



Opportunities to Support Our Students and Schools


Friday, May 6

PTA Baked Ziti Dinner and Auction

Northwestern Elementary

The Northwestern Elementary PTA will hold a Baked Ziti Dinner and Auction Friday, May 6, with dinner 6-7:15 p.m. and an evening of live (starting around 7:30 p.m.) and silent auctions. Tickets are available in the school office or at the door. Live auction will feature Principal for a Day, Weber charcoal grill, Disney Park Hopper tickets, Maryland football tickets, Nationals tickets, custom Orioles corn hole boards, and very special classroom projects. Silent auction items include classroom themed baskets, Washington Nationals tickets, septic pump, Bingo Mania tickets, Francis Scott Key hotel stay, Layton’s Chance wine tasting, and more. Tickets $6 adults advance/$8 at door, $3 ages 4-12/$4 at door, ages 3 and under free. 410-677-5808


Saturday, May 7

Parkside High School Class of 2019

Parkside High front parking lot

The Parkside High School Class of 2019 will have a Chicken BBQ (cooked by the Powellville Fire Company) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Please come out to the Parkside front parking lot for delicious chicken for $8 to support the Class of 2019. 410-677-5143


Wicomico Destination Imagination Teams Get Creative to Raise Money for Trip to Global Finals


Competing at Global Finals is a tremendous honor and achievement. It also costs quite a bit of money, so teams will be busy fundraising for the next few weeks.

Staff of Wicomico County Public Schools supported Global Finals teams by participating in a countywide casual day for DI on April 22.  

Donations are welcome at any time to the respective school, with “DI Team” (for Bennett Middle, can specify one team, or both) in the memo line or on the envelope, or to all teams through Wicomico DI, using the addresses below. You'll also find information each team has provided on its fundraisers.


For Wicomico High School DI of the Tiger:

Wicomico High School

201 Long Ave.

Salisbury MD 21804


For the Bennett Middle Daydreamerz and the Bennett Middle Legendary Llamas:

Bennett Middle School

532 S. Division St.

Fruitland MD 21826

The two Bennett Middle Destination Imagination teams that are going to the DI Global Finals have put together a beach basket to be raffled. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $12 and can be purchased from Legendary Llamas and DayDreamerz team parents or Mrs. Fodor, DI facilitator at Bennett Middle School until May 19. The drawing will be May 20. The basket Includes: Thirty-One Soft Utility Tote, Thirty-One Family Fun Thermal, Thirty-One Large Pouch, six beach towels, two containers of sunscreen, three EOS lip balms, Toss and Catch Game, sand play set, and Frisbee.


Coming soon for the BMS Legendary Llamas: A raffle for a two-night stay in Ocean City. Details soon.


For the North Salisbury School DI Mindful Thinkers:

North Salisbury Elementary

1213 Emerson Ave.

Salisbury MD 21801


Stop by the Green Turtle Funds for Friends on Tuesday, May 10 from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (2318 N. Salisbury Blvd.) Please bring a flyer with you or show it on your phone. Or, come to Chipotle on Tuesday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m. (1016A S. Salisbury Blvd.), and either show the flyer or just mention that you are there to support the DI Mindful Thinkers.


The North Salisbury School DI Mindful Thinkers team is selling How Sweet It Is Garden Center gift cards for $20 each just in time for Mother’s day gifts and spring planting. DI Mindful Thinkers will get $5 for every gift card sold. The team is also selling Panera Bread strips for $10 each. They make great end of year teacher’s gifts. If interested, please contact team manager Shannon Forrestal at shannonforrestal@ymail.com. Last day for sales will be May 20.


For the Salisbury Middle Funky Monkeys:

Salisbury Middle School

607 Morris St.

Salisbury MD 21801


The Funky Monkeys will have a food, fun and fundraising day at the Dairy Queen on Nanticoke Road on Monday, May 16. Let the restaurant know you are supporting the Funky Monkeys when you stop in anytime that day, and 10% of the sale will go to support the team.


The Funky Monkeys are raffling an Apple Watch with a retail value of $299. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held May 18.


The SMS Funky Monkeys are selling raffle tickets for a prize basket, $5 apiece or 5 for $20. Raffle ticket holders will have a chance at winning one of three baskets filled with gift cards to local restaurants, golf packages, Bingo Mania, movie tickets, Shorebirds tickets, Fisher’s Popcorn and much more. 410-677-5149


A gofundme page has been set up to collect donations for the SMS Funky Monkeys: https://www.gofundme.com/funkymonkeys


For funds to be shared among the five Wicomico DI Global teams, please note that the donation is for the DI teams and mail to:

Destination Imagination

Wicomico County Board of Education

PO Box 1538

Salisbury MD 21802



News You Can Use


Wicomico School System Offers govDELIVERY Subscription Service to Connect with Community

Wicomico County Public Schools and the Wicomico County Board of Education are pleased to announce the launch of a new subscription service for school system news and notifications. The service is powered by govDELIVERY, the nation’s leading provider of government-to-citizen communications.

The govDELIVERY subscription service is available to all, including school families, businesses, elected officials, day care providers, and prospective residents who want to know more about Wicomico Schools. By clicking a link at www.wcboe.org (from a popup window, or from the red govDELIVERY envelope icon at the top of the home page) and selecting the options the person wishes to receive, the subscriber has the opportunity to be more connected to and more informed about Wicomico County Public Schools through periodic bulletins delivered by email.

As additional topics are added to the service or a subscriber’s interests change, the subscription options can be updated through a link provided in every bulletin. New subscribers also have the option to receive information from other area agencies that use the powerful communications tools of govDELIVERY.


Homework Help Center Open at Wicomico Public Libraries’ Downtown Location

Wicomico Public Libraries offers a Homework Help Center in the Downtown Library. The Homework Help Center hours are Monday and Wednesday 3-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Skilled and dedicated volunteers will be available to provide homework assistance to students in grades K-8. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this space is dedicated to providing a positive work space where children can successfully complete their homework and thereby increase their potential for success in school.


Family Portal Open for 2015-2016 School Year

Wicomico County’s popular Family Portal for families with students in grades 3-12 is open for the 2015-2016 school year. Family Portal is an online resource for parents and guardians to monitor their student’s grades, attendance and other information. Students can track their own progress using Family Portal.

Parents/guardians and students have access to the Family Portal through the end of the 2015-2016 school year to view demographic data, academic progress, attendance, schedules, assignments and grades.

To use the Family Portal, go to www.wcboe.org and click on the Family Portal box on the lefthand side. Instructions are posted for logging in for the 2015-2016 school year. After reviewing the instructions below or online at Family Portal, please check with your student’s school if you have any questions about using Family Portal or wish to discuss the information you find there about your student.

Family Portal supports the goals of the school system and the Wicomico County Board of Education to engage families and provide opportunities for communication. Providing timely information for parents, guardians and students about student performance serves the school system’s Bridge to Excellence Master Plan strategic priorities of High Student Achievement, Safe Learning Environment, and Effective & Efficient Operations.



Upcoming Events                  


Wednesday, May 18

Superintendent’s Open Door Session

Office of Wicomico County Public Schools, Northgate Drive, Salisbury

There will be a final Superintendent’s Open Door Session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in the Administrative Conference Room of the Wicomico County Public Schools Building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury. This will be the last Open Door Session for Superintendent Dr. John Fredericksen, who is retiring June 30. Open Door Sessions provide the opportunity for people to meet one-on-one with the superintendent to express concerns, offer comment, or ask questions on any issue involving Wicomico schools. No appointment is needed. Each visitor will have approximately 15 minutes to meet. Follow-up sessions will be held if there are more visitors than there is time on the scheduled night. 410-677-4495


May 23-June 10

Testing window for High School Assessments (HSAs) for students enrolled in assessed courses (Government and Biology) as well as students who have previously taken and not passed one or both of these assessments. Schedule set by individual schools.


May 26, 27, 31

Senior Exams

All Wicomico high schools

The senior exam schedule for all Wicomico high schools is:


Thursday, May 26: exams in periods 5-7

Friday, May 27: exams in periods 1-4

Tuesday, May 31: senior exam make-ups


Thursday, May 26

Evening High School commencement

Prince Street Elementary


Monday, May 30

Memorial Day, schools and Central Office closed


Thursday, June 2

3rd annual Daddy Daughter Dance (3-D)

Prince Street Elementary

The 3rd annual Daddy Daughter Dance (3-D) at Prince Street Elementary gives our girls an opportunity to have a magical evening with a special man in her life. The theme this year is “Dreams Do Come True.” The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., allowing moms and family members to do a walk-through and snap their own photos. Then from 6-8 p.m. the dance takes place. The young ladies will create a craft, have their grand entrance, have dinner, and dance the night away. The dance is open to the first 50 students in grades 2 - 5 who sign up. Prince Street’s 3-D committee consists of school administration and staff, and the committee can’t wait to collaborate on creating such a memorable evening.


Saturday, June 4

11th annual Battle of the Ballers

Richard Hazel Salvation Army Youth Center

The 11th annual Battle of the Ballers at the Richard Hazel Salvation Army Youth Center will take place Saturday, June 4 from 12-6 p.m. This year's Nothin' but Net program will conclude with the June 4 playoff games against Prince Street, Glen Avenue and East Salisbury Elementary schools. This is the 12th year of the program. The playoff games are high energy and simply great basketball. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy our students as they represent their elementary schools. Any additional questions can be sent to Tana Ellis, Program Coordinator, at 410-677-5813 or email tellis@wcboe.org.


Friday, June 3

Commencement for Parkside High School, 7 p.m.

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

(Commencement practice 9 a.m. June 2 at WYCC)


Saturday, June 4

Commencement ceremonies, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

10 a.m., Wicomico High (Commencement practice noon June 2 at WYCC)

2:30 p.m., James M. Bennett High (Commencement practice 9 a.m. June 3 at WYCC)

7 p.m., Mardela High (Commencement practice noon June 3 at WYCC)


Saturday, June 4

SAT administration for students registered by May 5


Tuesday, June 7

Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night

James M. Bennett Auditorium

The fourth and final Wicomico County Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night of the 2015-2016 school year will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium in Salisbury. For information please contact 410-677-4465 or tsahler@wcboe.org.


Thursday, June 9

Last Day of School for West Salisbury, North Salisbury, Chipman School, Wicomico Middle

Students at Wicomico Middle, West Salisbury Elementary, Charles H. Chipman Elementary and North Salisbury Elementary will have their last day of school on Thursday, June 9 due to upcoming construction projects. These students will end the year with a full school day and will not have any early dismissal days.

Teachers and staff will be relocating at Wicomico Middle due to renovations. With the West Salisbury Elementary replacement project beginning next school year, West Salisbury teachers and staff will be packing up and moving to their temporary homes at Chipman (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten) and North Salisbury (1st Grade and 2nd Grade).

For everyone else (except seniors), the last day of school will be Tuesday, June 14. June 10, 13 and 14 are early dismissal days, with schools dismissing 2 hours early. The updated calendar is posted on the website at http://www.wcboe.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=29850499


June 10, 13 and 14

Early dismissal days for students, with dismissal 2 hours early

Please note that these are new dates due to the need to make up for two weather closing days. The year-end early dismissal days will now take place on June 10, 13 and 14.


Saturday, June 11

ACT administration for students registered by May 6


Tuesday, June 14

Last day of school for students

Please note that this is a new date due to the need to make up for three weather closing days. The last day of school will now be on Tuesday, June 14.


Tuesday, June 14

Monthly Meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education

Board Auditorium, 101 Long Ave., Salisbury

The June meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 in the Board of Education auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. The agenda will be posted at www.wcboe.org; click on the BoardDocs box (left side of home page) to view the agenda. 410-677-4561


Monday, June 20

Elementary and secondary report cards mailed


June 23, 24, 27 Registration for Secondary Summer School Programs

June 28 Classes Begin for Secondary Summer School Programs

At Wicomico High

Wicomico County’s secondary summer school programs will be housed at Wicomico High School and will be held Monday through Friday, June 28-Aug. 4. Secondary summer school programs included in the registration are Remedial Credit Summer School for middle and high school, and Honors original credit classes. Registration for all of the secondary summer school programs will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27 at Wicomico High School. Please call 410-677-4537 for information.

Remedial Summer School: Remedial summer school courses for middle and high school students. Students must bring in a copy of their latest report card to register. Students may take one or two courses as needed. The charge per course for Wicomico County students is $25/$50/$100 (Free/Reduced/Paid Meals). Out-of-county students pay $160 per course.

Middle school courses are typically offered in: Math 6, Math 7, Math 8; Integrated Science 6, 7 and 8; RELA 6, 7 and 8; ELL; and Ancient History 6, U.S. History 7 and World History 8.

High school courses may be offered in: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Business Math; Earth/Space Science, Physical Science and Biology; English 9, 10, 11 and 12; ELL; Modern World History, U.S. History and Foundations of American Government; and Consumer Economics.

Original Credit/Honors Session: Original credit classes in Honors Algebra II*, Honors Chemistry, Honors Geometry, and Health Education. Students who enroll in an original credit summer course can make room in their schedule for special programs like JROTC, CTE and VPA, and expand the number of math, science and/or AP courses they can take. The charge per course for Wicomico County students is $50/$100/$200 (Free/Reduced/Paid Meals) for 1-credit classes, or $25/$50/$100 (Free/Reduced/Paid Meals) for the half-credit Health class. Out-of-county students pay $325 per 1-credit course or $150 for the half-credit course.


Saturday, July 23

3rd annual Family Resource Fair

Richard Hazel Youth Center at the Salvation Army

Save the date for the 3rd annual Family Resource Fair. Vendors and volunteers welcome. 410-677-5250 or padkins@wcboe.org


July 25-29

HSA testing window for students who have previously taken and not passed the High School Assessments for Government and Biology. Testing schedule set by individual schools.