General Information


Trying to decide which test to take? SAT or ACT? Here are the basic differences between the tests.

  • The ACT is content based, the SAT is critical thinking and problem solving based.
  • The ACT includes a science reasoning test, the SAT does not.
  • The ACT math section includes trigonometry. The SAT tests vocabulary more than the ACT.
  • The SAT is not entirely multiple choice.
  • The SAT has a guessing penalty, the ACT does not.
  • The ACT tests English grammar, the SAT does not.
  • Still not sure which one to take? Make an appointment with your counselor in the Guidance Office.

    Changes for Next Years Valedictorian and Salutatorian Effective for the class of 2019 going forward:
    The criteria for valedictorian(s) will be as follows:
  • 4.0 GOA or higher based on a weighted GPA scale through the end of trimester two of the senior year;
  • All "A" grades in graded classes (including AP and honors courses); and
  • Student must also have net the requirements for a Cascade High School Honors Diploma.  2. A salutatorian will be recognized if there is only one student qualifying for valedictorian. If there are two or more valedictorians in a given year, no additional salutatorian will be honored. The salutatorian will ne the next highest grade point average as computed at the end of trimester two of the senior year. 
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