Posted September 18th, 2009 in High School Comments Off
It is hard to believe that we are already preparing for this year’s PSAT exam which will be offered next month. Students will be mailed a preparation booklet for the PSAT/NMSQT, which will be offered on Wednesday, October 14th at WCHS. The Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great opportunity for students to begin the college preparation process. We encourage all students, especially those in grades 9-11 to take this exam. It provides valuable feedback for students that will highlight areas of strength and weakness that is intended to assist students as they prepare for the SAT. (Please note that only juniors can qualify for the available scholarships.)
The following are some important details.
- The test will be administered at the high school on October 14th at 8:10 a.m.
- Location site(s) of testing to be determined.
- The cost is $15 and will be billed to your account.
- A guide booklet will be made available once the registration form has been completed. The booklet includes a sample practice test. (Pick up in Guidance Counselor’s office)
- Students will be excused from 1st, 2nd and 3rd period to complete the exam.
- Please fill out the permission slip, which you will receive by mail, and return it to the main office in High School East by Wednesday October 7th. By filling out this slip you are expressing intent to pay the $15.00 test fee.
If you have any questions about the exam please feel free to contact me. I would love to speak with you personally.
John Attwood, Vice Principal and Dean of Academics. email@example.com (909) 920-5858, ext. 254
Ms. Petersen, M. Ed., College and Career Guidance Director. TPetersen@westernchristian.org (909) 920-5858, ext. 262
A packet will be sent out on Monday, September 21st that will include the registration from and other relevant details.
Acceptable and prohibited items for the PSAT/NMSQT
On test day, students should bring:
- Two No. 2 pencils
- An approved calculator
- Social security number (optional)
- Email address (optional). Students can opt to receive information about educational opportunities and financial aid via email from colleges, universities, some scholarship programs, College Board programs, and nonprofit organizations whose mission and offerings supplement the path to higher education.
During the test, students may have nothing on their desks but:
- A test book
- An answer sheet
- No. 2 pencils with erasers
- For math sections only, a calculator
- Watch alarms
- Handheld electronic devices, including cell phones, MP3 players and pagers (power must be turned off pagers, cell phones, and handheld computers)
- Any device that can access the Internet
- Protractors; compasses; rulers
- Dictionaries or other books (there are no exceptions, even if English is not a student’s first language)
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Highlighters and colored pens or pencils
- Listening, recording, copying, or photographic devices (including watches and cell phones that contain cameras)
- Food and beverages, including bottled water, unless approved for medical reasons