October 26 - PSAT Day Information

October 26 - PSAT Day Information
Posted on 10/11/2021
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Good Evening CHS Parents and Guardians,

 

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, students in grades 9-11 will be participating in our annual PSAT Day testing.  Students in grade 9 will take the PSAT 8/9 and students in grades 10 and 11 will take the PSAT/NMSQT.  Please note that unlike previous years, there will not be a make-up day.

 

PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships.  Therefore, all students are expected to prepare and do their best.  Students were given information regarding the PSAT in their English classes including a study guide for grades 10 and 11….there is not a study guide for grade 9.  In preparation for the PSAT, it is recommended that students begin preparing by going to collegeboard.org and click on the PSAT link on the homepage.

 

As this test is for students in grade 9-11, it is recommended that our seniors use this day to visit colleges, work on their college applications, or research post-secondary options. If seniors elect not to come to school on PSAT day, they will need to bring a note to the attendance window on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in order for their absence to be counted as excused.

 

Students who will be participating in the test, should bring 2, #2 pencils, as well as a four function or scientific calculator.  Due to the limited number of calculators, we will not be able to provide one for each student and because of the current COVID pandemic, students will not be able to share calculators.  On the evening before the test, please encourage your child to get a good night's sleep and on the morning of the test, please encourage them to eat a good breakfast.  Electronic devices are prohibited in the testing rooms; therefore, students are encouraged to leave them home on testing day.

 

Early dismissals before 12:00 P.M. are also discouraged, as the student’s test will be invalidated.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:00; therefore, encourage your child to arrive to school by 7:45 A.M. to ensure that they will be able to participate in testing.  Students who arrive after testing has begun will not be able to participate in testing.  Students with early release, work release, or CCBC dual enrollment should make arrangements with their rides, employers, and/or CCBC professors to ensure that they can remain in their testing location until the test has concluded at 12:00 P.M.

 

Once the score reports are delivered to CHS, we will disseminate that information to students and parents/guardians

 

If you have any questions regarding the test, please contact your child’s counselor at 443-809-0809.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michelle D. Landen

Assistant Principal

Catonsville High School

421 Bloomsbury Avenue

Catonsville, MD 21228

(443) 809-0808 – Main Number

(443) 809-3818 – Direct Line

(443) 863-8126 – Cell