Our guidance counselor is available for academic counseling and will answer any questions concerning ACT/SAT registration, college selection and application and financial aid. Students and parents are encouraged to look at the school's collection of college catalogs and schedule a time to talk with our guidance counselor about any of these matters. Because the needs of overseas students are unique, and because overseas students have so much to offer to U.S. colleges and universities, ICSB is committed to providing these guidance services to our students, to put them on the best footing possible for success after high school.
The guidance counselor coordinates the administration of the following standardized tests:
Terra Nova: The TerraNova is a series of US based standardized group achievements tests designed to assess Pre1st-8th student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, spelling, and Bible. The InView is a US based standardized group cognitive abilities aptitude test that measures skills and abilities that are important for academic success. The scores of both tests are analyzed and used to inform instruction at ICSB. Test results are shared with parents.
Practice ACT: The test is administered each year to all 10th graders. The practice ACT test also includes a study skills assessment and a career inventory.
The PSAT/NMSQT is administered in the fall of the year to all 9th and 11th graders. American students are encouraged to apply for the National Merit Scholarship which provides scholarship money for college.
The PSAT/NMSQT includes: practice for the SAT, access to scholarship competition, access to college information, and feedback on academic skills.
ACT tests are administered to students in grades 10 - 12. These tests are given at ICSB two times a year (October and April). The writing portion is offered in both of these test times. If requested, a third test may be offered. The SAT I and SAT II are administered to students in grades 10 - 12. These tests are administered at a testing center in Budapest and occur on Saturdays. The guidance counselor can provide further information about these tests and assist students with the application process.