Dear SDHS Students & Families,
Thank you for your patience while we prepared for the PSAT/NMSQT exam on January 26, 2021. This is a completely voluntary exam and is not offered online. PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test, or a practice exam for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). NMSQT stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or an entrance exam to qualify for a variety of scholarships. For details, please visit https://www.nationalmerit.org/
Under the current stay-home orders, our high schools are allowed to continue with appointment-based services and the exam falls under that category. We are offering this option to any interested juniors, however, this exam is NOT required. The exam will be held outdoors in order to maintain health and safety guidelines.
ACTION REQUIRED: If you have not yet completed the following survey we sent out earlier, please do so now. Your response to this survey is your "registration" for the exam - meaning, we will plan for all students who respond "yes" or "maybe" to test. If you do not respond or respond "no", we will NOT be able to accommodate you on exam day. DEADLINE TO RESERVE A SPOT IS FRIDAY JANUARY 8, 2021.
English survey = https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021english
Spanish survey = https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021espanol
In the next two weeks, we will place students into small groups to safely bring to campus and will notify students about their specific arrival time. Students will need to wear masks the entire time while on campus and immediately leave campus after completing the exam. At no time will students be allowed to gather in groups on campus, even while masked. For details, please review these slides: https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021students
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What safety precautions are in place?
We have planned with the county health department and district nursing, facilities and leadership to ensure a safe testing environment. For details, please review these slides: https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021students
I’m not comfortable testing in person but want to practice for the SAT. Are there other options?
YES! In addition to Khan Academy, there are two free practice tests on the CollegeBoard website: visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests
I want to try for the National Merit scholarship - is this the only option?
NO! Students must complete an application by April & take SAT between March and June. Details are available here: https://forms.nationalmerit.org/alternateentry
If you have any additional questions, please contact your student's counselor. That contact information can be found here: https://www.theschoolcounselor.org/contactus
San Diego Unified will not be able to safely host in-person exams until further notice!
College Board PSAT Information:
San Diego Unified Advanced Studies Web Page:
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
Interested in taking the PSAT January 26th?
If yes, take the survey today!
The information below was last updated on: October 16, 2019
PSAT Exam Coming October 16, 2019
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 16, 2019 right here on the SDHS Campus.
Who is taking this exam?
All students in the class of 2021 & 2022.
How Much does it cost?
For all class of 2021 & 2022 the PSAT exam is free as the San Diego Unified School District is funding the cost of the exam.
For More Information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
Student Rosters with Room Locations (Alph by School)
9th, 10th & 11th Grade Student Roster