October 10th PSAT Information

August 28, 2018

Dear HHS Families,

On Wednesday, October 10th, all freshman, sophomore, and junior students will take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 during the school day. This day, your student must bring his/her own calculator to the test. October 10th is a two-hour early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:55.

Freshman:

The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help freshman to figure out what is needed in order to prepare for the PSAT and SAT tests, which may help them to earn scholarships in the future. PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT — in a way that makes sense for the 9th grade level. FCPS has arranged to pay for score reports for all 9th grade students. Score reports from College Board are anticipated to be available mid January 2019. To learn more about the test and how your student can best prepare, please look here.

PSAT 8/9 student guide

Sophomores:

All sophomore students will take the PSAT/NMSQT test. FCPS has arranged to pay for score reports for all 10th grade students.Score reports from College Board are anticipated to be available mid January 2019. To learn more about the test and how your student can best prepare, please look here.

PSAT/NMSQT student guide

Juniors:

All junior students will take the PSAT/NMSQT test; however, only students who have registered for a score report and paid the $20 will receive scores and be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Contest. Registrations forms have been mailed home this week and can also be picked up in the main office or the assessment office (located in the cafeteria). Checks should be made to Herndon High School and returned to Ms. Manraj in the Main Office. An option to pay through myschoolbucks portal will also be available soon. The last day to register is Friday September 28th. Score reports from College Board are anticipated to be available mid January 2019. To learn more about the test and how your student can best prepare, please look here.

PSAT/NMSQT student guide

Please contact Megan Bieleski (mbieleski@fcps.edu) with questions. 

Thank you.