The PSAT will be given at school on Wednesday, October 15. The PSAT measures college readiness and provides students personalized feedback in preparation for college entrance exams. The PSAT also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for juniors. The top scoring juniors in the state may be eligible for scholarships through the National Merit Program, National Achievement Program, or National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program. National Merit Scholars and National Achievement Scholars are eligible for a new Florida Incentive Scholarship, which provides the cost of attendance to Florida public colleges including tuition/fees, room/board, books and more.
Sophomores are automatically registered to take the exam at no cost. Parents may request that their students not take the PSAT by signing the waiver on the testing information page on the school website.
Juniors must register for the PSAT. Juniors can register in the IB office before school or during lunch. The fee for juniors is $15. Students on free or reduced lunch are eligible for a fee waiver. To have the fee waived, bring a copy of your eligibility letter showing you receive free/reduced lunch. If you do not have a copy, the cafeteria staff can print one.
The last day to register for the PSAT is October 10.
It is important for students to take PSAT not only to qualify for scholarships, but also to practice for the SAT which serves as a college entrance exam. Sophomores will be given a printed practice booklet during English classes. Juniors will receive a practice booklet at the time of registration. Students can take a practice PSAT test online.