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Friday, August 18, 2017
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For Parents of Sophomores and Juniors

Attention Parents of Juniors and Sophomores…..

What is the PSAT? 

PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test.   It is a PRE SAT test administered by College Board.  It is designed to measure aptitude in reading, writing and mathematics.  The PSAT is used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to determine the top 11th grade students in each state for scholarship awards and national recognition. 

Who should take the PSAT? 

ANY 11th grader who wants to compete for these awards.

Other than 11th graders, should anyone else take this test? 

YES!  Any 10th grader who wants to join the PSAT class should take this test.  The scores from these 10th graders’ tests will be used to choose students for the 2016 PSAT class at LHS.

What is the PSAT class? 

A year-long course of study designed to prepare students to take the PSAT, SAT and ACT.  These three tests are the primary way colleges and universities award scholarship monies.  During the course of the year, students in the PSAT class will be trained to be better readers, thinkers, problems solvers and ultimately better test-takers.  This class counts as 2 elective Carnegie units.

What is the PSAT class NOT? 

This is not a gifted or spotlight class.  Any student can try to earn admission into the course by taking the PSAT test as a 10th grader.

Does everyone who takes the PSAT test get to enroll in the course? 

No, unfortunately we only have one class available, so only those who score at the top of the 10th grade are invited to join the course.

When is the PSAT given? 

LHS administers this test only once a year.  This year’s test is on October 14, 2015.  The test is given during the regular school day.

How do I sign up for the test? 

Checks should be made payable to LHS and money should be taken to Mrs. Jenny Clay in the guidance office.  Please put your student’s name on the check. 

For more information on the PSAT test, please visit PSAT/NMSQT

For information on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, http://nationalmerit.org/

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