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Announcing An Opportunity to Take a Practice SAT!

Sophomores and juniors will have an opportunity to take a practice SAT (PSAT) on Saturday, October 19 at Colchester High School. The test starts promptly at 8:00 a.m., and students should arrive by 7:45 a.m.

This is different from the recently announced opportunity to take an authentically scored SAT at Burnham Memorial Library (please click here to see our article about those details).

Per its website, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is “a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.” The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. (To learn more about preparing for the PSAT, please click here.)

Taking the PSAT can help students:

  • open the door for college
  • practice for the SAT
  • earn scholarships and academic recognition
  • begin the college search
  • compare academic skills
  • get feedback on how to improve academically
  • explore college majors and careers

Students can sign up for the PSAT in the CHS cafeteria during all lunches Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27. The cost is $22.00; payment can be made in cash or a check (made payable to Colchester School District), and students will receive a PSAT guide bulletin containing tips on how to do well on the test, a practice test to help prepare, and more helpful information. Students must pay the test fee at the time of registration; funding is available for students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals (please see the guidance office for additional information).

Please bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils and a calculator on the test day.

For more information about the PSAT, please contact CHS’s guidance office at (802) 264-5712.

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