PSAT Day is Wed., Oct. 10

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:26pm

PSAT (Grade 9) – PSAT/NMSQT (Grades 10-11) – College Day (Grade 12)

All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be participating in the administration of the PSAT on Wed., October 10, 2018.  Freshman will participate in the PSAT 8/9 while sophomores and juniors participate in the PSAT/NMSQT.  All students have been pre-registered.

What are the advantages of PSAT participation and results:

  • The PSAT helps students prepare for the SAT.  Students can become familiar with test format and test question types.  Also, student scores predict SAT performance and can help with choices about further student preparation.
  • The PSAT registration also allows qualifying participants to be submitted into scholarship and recognition programs (10-11 grade).
  • The PSAT is an introduction to many of the requirements for college and career-readiness.
  • Students will begin to receive information from colleges and universities as they explore their options.
  • Student performance will help to identify needed skill development and areas for improvement.
  • Additional information for students and parents about the PSAT can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

Students, please

  • Get plenty of rest the night prior.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Bring your calculator
  • Arrive to school on time.  Late students will not be allowed to enter a testing classroom once the test has begun, so please arrive to school on time. 
  • Do not schedule appointments that require early dismissal during testing time.**
  • Sophomores and Juniors who attend AM ARL classes will remain at school to take the test and will have an excused absence from ARL classes.


Wed., Oct. 10 / A-Day Schedule

7:20 – Warning Bell

7:25-10:45 – Testing Occurs

10:45-12:15 – Lunch and Period 4A

          10:45-11:15 -- B Lunch plus Music, Luniewski & Rush

          11:15-11:45 -- C Lunch plus Art, Brady & Cooper

          11:45-12:15 -- D Lunch plus Allman, Kol, Stuller, & Thampuran

12:20-1:10 – Period 5

1:15-2:10 – Period 6

**After the test, underclassmen who may require an early dismissal should submit, in advance, a written and signed parent note or send an email to Delores_Romero@hcpss.org indicating the student name, grade, time of dismissal, and reason for the early dismissal.  These notes should be submitted to Mrs. Romeo in the front office on Tuesday or before school on Wednesday morning.  Please be advised that failure to submit a note in advance of the early dismissal may result in a delay while the front office staff verifies and communicates with the parent.  No student will be dismissed without verified permission from their parent; additionally, students will not be dismissed to ride with other parents or students unless both parents have communicated with the front office.

 

WHAT ABOUT SENIORS?

Traditionally, seniors have used this day for college and career preparations.  This is a good day to visit colleges and potential career sites and work on their college application.  Seniors may also decide to come to school to complete work and should report directly to Student Services.  Due to testing, the Media Center computers will not be available on this day.  If you plan to be absent to work on college and career prep, please complete the discretionary absence form and return it to Mrs. Romero in the Front Office.

Seniors who attend ARL are expected to attend their ARL classes on Wed., Oct. 10.