Dear SDHS Students & Families,

Updated as of October 9, 2021: On October 13th SDHS students who registered will be taking the PSAT exam. Please check the updated roster for a list of students planning to test. 2021 PSAT Exam Roster. Exam Day Roster.

 

This exam will take place in the SDHS Gym beginning at 9:40 am. Remember, October 13th is a late start day. Please plan to report directly to the Gym on October 13th. Attendance will be done in the gym so please do not go to 1st period on that day. The PSAT exam is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes plus another 30-45 minutes of general exam instructions. A light snack will be provided during break times in the exam and students should be finished prior to lunch time.

 

To learn more about the PSAT including practice tests, tips on taking the test, scores and more, please visit the College Board PSAT website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

 

For additional information including calculator policy, check out the PSAT page on the counseling website: https://www.theschoolcounselor.org/psatexam

 

If you have additional questions please stop by the counseling center or contact Mr. Baker at sbaker1@sandi.net

Mr. Baker

www.theschoolcounselor.org

 

CALCULATORS: 

When you take the PSAT/NMSQT you can use a calculator for part of the Math Test, but it has to be an approved type.

 

Bring One of These Calculators:

  • Graphing calculator (most models permitted; see Student Guide for list)

  • Scientific calculator

  • Four-function calculator (not recommended)

 

Leave These Devices at Home:

  • Anything that can connect to the internet

  • Anything that makes noise or "talks"

  • Calculators that use electrical outlets

  • Calculators with QWERTY keypads

  • Tablets or cellphones

  • Laptops or handheld computers

  • Paper-tape calculators

  • Calculators with a pen-input device or stylus

 

Calculator Smarts:

  • Bring your own calculator. You can’t share one.

  • Don’t bring a brand-new calculator. Bring one you know.

  • Practice for the test using the same calculator you’ll use on test day.

  • Decide how to solve a problem, then decide if you need your calculator. This might surprise you, but calculators don't always save time. In fact, the Math Test includes some questions where it’s faster not to use a calculator, even though you're allowed to.

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Message sent on September 28th: On October 13th SDHS will be offering 10th and 11th grade students the opportunity to take the PSAT exam here on campus. Please review the following and complete the registration information by Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

No orders will be accepted after this date/time.

What is the PSAT: https://parents.collegeboard.org/college-board-programs/psat-nmsqt

10th Grade Students: The cost of the PSAT is $18.00 per exam. No fee waiver option for 10th graders. Payment Deadline: Make payment to the SDHS Finance Office by Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 2:00pm.

 

11th Grade Students: The San Diego Unified School District will pay for any 11th grade students who wants to take this exam.

How to Register:

  • 11th Graders:

    1. Complete the registration form using the link below by 2:00 pm on September 15, 2021.

  • 10th Graders

    1. Complete the registration form using the link below by 2:00 pm on September 15, 2021.

    2. Make payment to the SDHS Finance Office by 2:00 pm on September 15th.

Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9fIFUEYMkJonx6px_4WtPdP40MZIFsQMmsfrKU0RyjP2BqQ/viewform

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College Board PSAT Information:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

PSAT Student Guide 2021

San Diego Unified Advanced Studies Web Page:

https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/advancedstudiestoolboxstudents/home#h.mwvqj0g4xr0k 

Where can my student get their PSAT/NMSQT Scores?

Students can get their scores for all PSAT-related assessments by logging in to Student Score Reports with the username and password they use for their College Board account. If they don't have an account, it's easy to   

Create One.

PSAT Exam Coming October 13, 2021

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are highly relevant to your future success because they focus on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. They’ll measure:

  • What you learn in high school

  • What you need to succeed in college

 

If you think the key to a high score is memorizing words and facts you’ll never use in the real world, think again. You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before. The best way to prepare for the test is to:

  • Take challenging courses

  • Do your homework

  • Prepare for tests and quizzes

  • Ask and answer lots of questions

In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.

 

When is the PSAT?

October 13, 2021 right here on the SDHS Campus.

 

Who is taking this exam?

All students in the class of 2023.

 

How Much does it cost?

For the class of 2023 the PSAT exam is free. The San Diego Unified School District is funding the cost of this exam. 

For More Information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

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Information for Seniors on PSAT Day!

 

Where do I go?

After checking into your 1A class you will go to the following location:

 

*If you are a City College student you will be going to your City College class first and then reporting to your assigned room immediately after.

*If you have assigned time home 1A then you will immediately report to your assigned room as soon as you get on campus.

 

 

What to bring to school on Wednesday 10/16/19 :

 

  • A copy of your Transcript!  If you do not have a printed copy then let your AVID teacher  or Mrs. Sorensen in counseling know ASAP!

CALCULATORS: When you take the PSAT/NMSQT you can use a calculator for part of the Math Test, but it has to be an approved type.

 

Bring One of These Calculators:

  • Graphing calculator (most models permitted; see Student Guide for list)

  • Scientific calculator

  • Four-function calculator (not recommended)

 

Leave These Devices at Home:

  • Anything that can connect to the internet

  • Anything that makes noise or "talks"

  • Calculators that use electrical outlets

  • Calculators with QWERTY keypads

  • Tablets or cellphones

  • Laptops or handheld computers

  • Paper-tape calculators

  • Calculators with a pen-input device or stylus

 

Calculator Smarts:

  • Bring your own calculator. You can’t share one.

  • Don’t bring a brand-new calculator. Bring one you know.

  • Practice for the test using the same calculator you’ll use on test day.

  • Decide how to solve a problem, then decide if you need your calculator. This might surprise you, but calculators don't always save time. In fact, the Math Test includes some questions where it’s faster not to use a calculator, even though you're allowed to.