SAT and PSATs
Dear Juniors & Families,
On Wednesday October 13, THS will provide Juniors with a no-cost opportunity to take the PSAT. The PSAT is essentially a "practice SAT" and is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship program. More information about the test can be found here:
Who should take the PSAT?
Students who intend to apply to competitive 4-year colleges should consider taking the test. Most colleges have implemented "test-optional" admissions policies, so standardized test scores are far less important in college admissions than they were even a few years ago. However, some schools do still require test scores and others use them as criteria to qualify for merit-based scholarships. Students who plan to enter the military, pursue a trade, or enroll in technical school or community college do not need to take this test. If you are unsure whether you/your student should take the test, you may contact your Guidance Counselor or myself to discuss your individual situation. Students who opt not to test will have a regular school day and will still be eligible to take the school-day SAT (also offered at no charge) in April.
We kindly ask that all students/families interested in taking the PSAT on October 13 complete this brief form no later than Monday, September 13:
School-day PSATs will be offered on Wednesday, October 13. The district will pay all exam fees for all students. If you would like your student to be registered for the test, please complete this form by Monday, September 13. If you have questions about whether or not your student should take the exam, please contact your student's Guidance Counselor or Jenifer Andrews, College & Career Counselor, at [email protected] If you have more than one student in grade 11, please complete a separate form for each student.
Questions about the PSAT can be directed to Jenifer Andrews, College & Career Counselor, at [email protected]