Update January 25, 2021

 

Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program.....click Here!

 

Dear San Diego Unified School District students and families, 

 

Unfortunately, the current weather has forced us to cancel the PSAT/NMSQT exam scheduled for tomorrow since our sites are not able to provide the optimal outdoor testing conditions.  The inclement weather creates the potential exposure of testing materials and other testing irregularities that could invalidate the tests.  Our district leadership contacted College Board to request that the test be postponed until after the storm had passed or allow our students to take the exam online. Unfortunately, their response was that “the combined forces of the pandemic and weather prohibit the administration of the exam for tomorrow.”

 

Our alternative solution is to offer the SAT to our juniors at no cost on March 24, 2021.  This exam also serves as an alternate entry to the National Merit scholarship and has the added benefit of being used for potential college admissions applications.

 

Rest assured that we explored every possible option before deciding to cancel the exam due to safety and test security concerns. The College Board has committed to work with us to ensure that San Diego’s students will have another opportunity on March 24 to take College Board exams to gain the benefits of the PSAT/NMSQT. 

 

NEXT STEPS to register for the SAT on March 24th:

 

  1. Students will need to complete a short application by April 1, 2021 to be eligible for this alternative entry to the National Merit Scholarship.  https://forms.nationalmerit.org/alternateentry 

  2. It is recommended that students get COVID tested before the exam.  The county has free tests or you may check with your child’s health care provider for their options.  https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/testing.html

  3. Students who test positive CANNOT participate in the exam. All students will need to complete a health questionnaire or Clear Pass before coming to campus. 

  4. Schools will email details about arrival time for the March 24 exam date in early March.  

  5. This opportunity is completely voluntary and not required. 

 

Questions? Please contact your school’s coordinator or district coordinator ramato@sandi.net.  

 

COMMON QUESTIONS:

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    

 

 

Estimados estudiantes y familias del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego,

 

Desafortunadamente, el tiempo actual nos ha obligado a cancelar el examen PSAT / NMSQT para mañana, ya que nuestros sitios no pueden proveer las condiciones óptimas de prueba al aire libre. Las inclemencias del tiempo crean la exposición potencial de los materiales de prueba y otras irregularidades de prueba que podrían invalidar las pruebas. El liderazgo de nuestro distrito se comunicó con el College Board para solicitar que la prueba se pospusiera hasta después de que pasara la tormenta o permitir que nuestros estudiantes tomen el examen en línea. Desafortunadamente, su respuesta fue que "las fuerzas combinadas de la pandemia y el clima prohíben la administración del examen para mañana".

 

Nuestra solución alternativa es ofrecer el SAT a nuestros estudiantes sin costo el 24 de marzo de 2021. Este examen también sirve como una entrada alternativa a la beca de mérito nacional y tiene el beneficio adicional de ser utilizado para posibles solicitudes de admisión universitaria.

 

Tenga la seguridad de que exploramos todas las opciones posibles antes de decidir cancelar el examen debido a problemas de seguridad. El College Board se ha comprometido a trabajar con nosotros para garantizar que los estudiantes de San Diego tengan otra oportunidad el 24 de marzo de tomar los exámenes del College Board para obtener los beneficios del PSAT / NMSQT.

 

PRÓXIMOS PASOS para inscribirse en el SAT el 24 de marzo:

 

  1. Los estudiantes deberán completar una solicitud corta antes del 1 de abril para ser elegibles para esta entrada alternativa a la Beca Nacional al Mérito. https://forms.nationalmerit.org/alternateentry 

  2. Se recomienda que los estudiantes se sometan a la prueba COVID antes del examen. El condado ofrece pruebas gratuitas o puede consultar con el proveedor de atención médica de su hijo para conocer sus opciones. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/testing.html 

  3. Los estudiantes que dan positivo NO PUEDEN participar en el examen. Todos los estudiantes deberán completar un cuestionario de salud o Clear Pass antes de venir al campus.

  4. Las escuelas enviarán por correo electrónico los detalles sobre la hora de llegada para el examen del 24 de marzo a principios de marzo.

  5. Esta oportunidad es completamente voluntaria y no requerida.

Preguntas? Comuníquese con el coordinador de su escuela o el coordinador de distrito ramato@sandi.net

 

PREGUNTAS COMUNES:

¿Qué precauciones de seguridad existen?

Hemos planificado con el departamento de salud del condado y los servicios de enfermería, las instalaciones y el liderazgo del distrito para garantizar un entorno de prueba seguro. Para obtener más detalles, revise estas diapositivas: https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021students 

 

No me siento cómodo con las pruebas en persona, pero quiero practicar para el SAT. ¿Hay otras opciones?

¡SI! Además de Khan Academy, hay dos pruebas de práctica gratuitas en el sitio web de CollegeBoard: visite https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests 

 

Update January 6, 2021

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.

 

 

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 ramato@sandi.net  


 

COMMON QUESTIONS:

 

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

 

Updated 11-30-20

 

San Diego Unified will not be able to safely host in-person exams until further notice!

College Board PSAT Information:

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

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.

Interested in taking the PSAT January 26th?

If yes, take the survey today!

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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

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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.