When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: Beginning at 8:00 am (Students will miss periods 1-5 of the school day)
Who: 10th and 11th grade students
*This fall the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in a new digital format— Students will take the PSAT/NMSQT using their school-issued Ipad. Watch this video to see what students can expect from the digital PSAT/NMSQT.
*All 11th grade students are automatically registered to take the PSAT. The PSAT will be given free of charge to all 11th grade students.
The fee is $20.00 and must be paid on or before the day of the test. Checks should be made payable to Blackhawk High School. The deadline to register is Friday, October 6, 2023.
What is the PSAT and why is it important?
The PSAT is a nationwide, multiple-choice test taken by about 3.4 million high school students every year–mostly sophomores and juniors. A great primer for the SAT® and even the ACT®, the PSAT includes math, critical reading and writing questions.
The PSAT doesn't count towards your college admissions; however, for students in 11th grade, it is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. That means the highest scoring students may earn scholarship money.