• Health Screening Questionnaire - Please click here to access the health screening form you must fill out and bring with you to testing events.

    PSAT/NMSQT for 10th Graders (January 26) - Registration closed on December 2. Our testing order has been placed. No late registrations or walk-ins will be accepted.

    AP Testing Registration Instructions - Please click here for details on AP testing in May 2021.
    There is a $40 late fee per test that started on November 14, 2020.
    No new AP tests can be ordered after March 12, 2021.

    Need an AP Testing Refund? Please click here for instructions.

    SAT & ACT Testing Opportunities - Please click here for SAT & ACT information.

    Graduation Requirements

    All students are required to pass a certain number of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in order to obtain verified credits for graduation. A verified credit (VC) is earned when the student passes both the course and SOL test.

    There are eleven Standards of Learning (SOL) tests for students in grades 9-12.

    ENGLISH:   Reading, Writing
    Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
    SCIENCE:   Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry
    HISTORY:    World History 1, World History 2, Virginia & US History 

    Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) changed the graduation requirements for freshmen starting in the 2018-2019 school year.
    Five (5) verified credits (Reading, Writing, 1 Math, 1 Science, & 1 History) is needed to graduate regardless of whether the student is pursuing a Standard or Advanced Diploma.

    The table below shows how many SOL tests a non-transfer student needs to earn an Advanced or Standard Diploma.


    Advanced Diploma

    Standard Diploma

    English      (Reading & Writing)



    Math           (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom)



    Science      (Bio, Chem, Earth Sci)



    History       (US Hist, WH1, WH2)



    Floater       (1 more SOL of choice)






    Testing Coordinator
    Our Testing Coordinator, Mr. Vogl, is in his 5th year at Potomac Falls. Mr. Vogl previously served for seven years as a high school assessment coach in Fairfax County. He has unique experience in developing national math and science tests, and has taught both Algebra 1 and Earth Science. Mr. Vogl is also a former TV meteorologist - please ask him about the weather!
    Our Testing Coordinator strives to help every student on their road to on-time graduation, working closely with administrators, counselors, and teachers throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Vogl at Matthew.Vogl@lcps.org if you have any questions or concerns.

    Potomac Falls Mission Statement

    At Potomac Falls, we value building relationships, working hard, and making connections to ensure students are life, college, and career ready.

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