PSAT Day for Grades 9-12, October 11, 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:40pm

All 9th – 11th grade students will be participating in the administration of the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11. 

  • All 9th grade students will participate in the PSAT 8/9 while 10th and 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT/NMSQT.  
  • All students have been pre-registered. 

What Will Seniors do on PSAT Day?

Seniors are encouraged to choose one of the following activities:

  • Use the day to make other college visits with family or work on college applications and essays at home.  Families may use one of their discretionary leave days so students are excused for the day (please send a note in with your student on Oct 12 or email to
  • Seniors who do come to school on Oct 11 will go to the Media Center to work on college applications and essays with teacher support.

What are the advantages of PSAT participation and results:

  • The PSAT is 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 participant to be entered into scholarship and recognition programs.
  • The PSAT is an introduction to the many of the requirements for lan for college and career-readiness and planning.
  • 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.

Students:  Please remember to get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and report to school on time.  Also, students should remember a calculator for use during the test!

Please contact Richard Smart ( with questions about the PSAT, and Maggie Jones ( for the Senior Class.