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Dear Parents/Guardians:

We will administer the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13th. The PSAT will take place during school hours in the morning from roughly 8:00AM – 10:45AM. Registration for the PSAT will remain the same (see below), but the $18 cost will be covered by the district. 

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is developed by the not-for-profit company College Board, which also develops the SAT, SAT II Subject Tests, and Advance Placement (AP) Program. The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives Juniors a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills.

Who should take the PSAT/NMSQT?
All eleventh grade students are expected to take the PSAT. Tenth grade students in accelerated math and/or honors English are also expected to take the PSAT. 

How do you prepare for the PSAT?
Preparation materials are available in the School Counseling Office or at

What should I bring on the day of the test?
You must bring several #2 pencils and your student ID card on the test date. Graphing calculators will be provided. Cell phones will not be allowed. 

If you have any questions regarding PSAT testing, please contact your school counselor at 657-2373.


The School Counseling Department