Throughout the spring, juniors are encouraged to take the SAT or ACT as a part of college admissions requirements; however, due to COVID shutdowns last March, standardized testing was canceled. Unfortunately, by fall conditions hadn’t improved much and many students were still experiencing postponements and cancellations of testing at limited sites both locally and nationwide.

In response to these circumstances, Delmarva Christian organized a SAT Exam Day event for all of their 11th- and 12th-grade students held on Wednesday, March 24, during school hours at the high school.

“Although most colleges have established a ‘test optional’ admissions policy this year, we felt it was still important to offer our students the opportunity to get at least one standardized testing score to submit to colleges,” said DCHS Life Calling Counselor Terri Smith. “This can be particularly important for students interested in merit scholarship awards.”

With the gymnasium set up for safe social distancing, a large number of DCHS students participated in taking their SAT exams. For some, it was for the very first time while for others it provided a chance to improve previous scores.

In the morning of Wednesday, March 24, Delmarva Christian students safely take their SAT exams in the high school’s 9,879 +/- square foot gymnasium.