Information for incoming 8th Graders
Class of 2022


Application Procedure
Complete and submit the online application by 11:59pm, January 10th, 2018 for the January 13th test and 11:59pm, January 25th for the January 27th, 2018 test date. After submission you will receive an e-mail to verify that the application has been submitted. The application will be finalized upon parent and student sign-in on the chosen test date. The application is only available online and must be submitted through this site. All correspondence and acceptance will be communicated electronically, therefore it is crucial that a valid e-mail address is used.

Test Day
The testing is from 7:15 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 13th and January 27th, 2018. There will be no other test dates offered. You should come with your parent and bring a photo identification of yourself (passport or school ID), a copy of your current report card (see below), a snack (optional), and white-out (optional), Black pens and sharpened #2 pencils. Calculators may not be used on the exam. No outside materials will be permitted in the testing room; therefore, you should leave backpacks and schoolwork at home. Sign in on the day of testing to verify the registration information.

The Exam
The examination will assess you in the areas of English and mathematics. You may test in only one examination session. There will be no make-up tests. The format of the multiple-choice test is similar to that of the SAT I Math and Critical Reasoning exam. If you are currently in Algebra, you will take an exam primarily Algebra based. If you are in Geometry, you will take an exam primarily Geometry based. Both exams will also cover: real numbers, equation solving, graphs and linear equations, and inequalities. In addition to taking the multiple-choice test, you will be required to write a multi-paragraph essay in response to a literature-based prompt. Download a PDF that contains the rubric used for scoring, a past prompt, and 5 scored essays. English Testing: writing, reading comprehension, and verbal reasoning skills.

Open this diagram to see the sequencing of math courses at Sunny Hills and requirements for entrance.

Since you will be taking the test at mid-year, it is appropriately a mid-year exam, not a final in the subject.

Other important facts
False information will disqualify your examination. Provide documentation of current and past behavioral and academic performance by submitting the most recent eighth grade report card:
• For most students this will be your quarter grade as semester grades will not be mailed until the end of January. Be prepared to submit a semester report card upon request.

• Obtain, if necessary, an appropriate attendance permit, which must be approved by both the student's school district of residence and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.

For students who are transferring from districts outside of Fullerton Joint Union the first step is to obtain a transfer permit from the district of residence. The next step is to request a permit to attend Sunny Hills by calling our counseling office 714-626-4208 and getting an appointment to complete the paperwork. This process usually begins at your home school site. Interdistrict transfers must be renewed annually through the sophomore year. A student’s simultaneous enrollment in Sunny Hills and other high schools will disqualify him or her from Sunny Hill’s 2017/2018 freshmen class. If an acceptance offer has been extended, it will be rescinded, and the student’s place will be forfeited.



What is the 'IB' Diploma Program?

The IB Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university academic program that challenges students to improve in ALL areas of academics and personal growth. It is a world wide academic program that results in students receiving an internationally recognized high school diploma.

What is required to eventually receive the IB Diploma?

Students will complete the following criteria in the final two years of their high school career: · take exams and make a passing mark in 6 subject areas; · complete a 4,000 word essay called the Extended Essay; · participate and complete 150 hours in a community service program called Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) · complete a philosophy based course called the Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Is this similar to the AP Program?

Yes and No. It is similar in that it is a challenging curriculum and students are eligible to receive college course credit if a certain mark is obtained on the exams. Other than that, the two programs are different in that the AP Program prepares students to only sit and make a certain score on the AP Exam. In the AP Program students only take classes in which they possess a strength and are sure to perform well in.

The IB Program is a two year program that stresses academic diversity and concurrency of learning so that the student will participate in classes and exams in which they are both strong and weak. This better prepares the students for the academic diversity which they will encounter in the university setting. Assessment criteria is also very different in that your teacher plays a role in a significant portion of your mark.

Are there any fees associated with this Program?

Yes. The 2017 fees were:
Registration Fee $168.00
Subject Exam Fee $117.00 (each exam taken)


There is no cost for this exam.

When filling out the application you must use your LEGAL NAME on all information submitted (application, exam, etc.)

Collect the following before filling out the application: Latest Grade report card, Common Core Test Scores (7th Grade)--If you are coming from a school that does not offer the Common Core then you may leave the scores blank and upload a copy of your scores report for the standardized test you did take, i.e. Stanford 9, etc. The registration form is now able to collect electronic versions of these 2 reports. Please upload the files in PDF, JPG, or DOC format. If you do not have these reports, you may still submit your registration to test.

  1. Junior High ID number
  2. A Valid E-mail address-All correspondence, reminders, news, and acceptance decision will be communicated through the e-mail address you provide
  3. On the day of the exam, you must bring a COPY of your CST scores and your most current report card
  4. Picture ID (school or passport).

Failure to bring these items may delay or disqualify your application.

The final exam date is January 27th, 2018. An e-mail with instructions for the exam will be sent on Wednesday, 1/10/18 to all registrants for the 1/13/18 date and 1/24/18 for the 1/27 date. Check-in at 7:15am, test from 7:45am-11:30am. Bring extra pens and #2 pencils. No MP3 players or cell phones allowed in the testing room. After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation e-mail to verify that your application has been properly submitted. If you have any questions use the following link: