Volusia County Schools is delighted to offer the PSAT to interested High School Juniors on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
This is an excellent opportunity for your student to gain valuable information and experience related to College Admissions Testing.
It also serves as a great way for students to qualify for National Merit Scholarship Programs. This assessment is being offered at a nominal fee of $18.00 to all High School Juniors.
Interested students must register with their school counselors by September 6, 2021.
Information concerning this opportunity will be available in the counseling office and posted on campus.
We encourage you to review this information and contact your school counselor.
Please remember, that the deadline for registration and payment is Monday, September 16th.
Again, this is a wonderful opportunity for our students; it will assist in continuing to prepare them for post-secondary opportunities.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will take the Preliminary SAT 9 (PSAT 9) on October 13th,2021. The PSAT 9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT. The following are other key benefits of the PSAT 9.
For additional information, including practice tests and sample questions regarding this assessment, please refer to the PSAT 8/9 Student Guide on the CollegeBoard website at http://collegeboard.org.
Please review the following calculator tips & policy with your student before testing:
Calculator tips for PSAT 9:
If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Meadows at [email protected] (386) 575-4153 Ext. 44040.
Please note that PSAT 9 scores are not sent to colleges.
Volusia County Schools will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to 10th grade students on October 13, 2021. This test is used as a counseling and diagnostic tool which can also be used to get students to start thinking about advanced coursework and college/career planning. While this test is optional for grade 10 students, there are many benefits for students that take it, some of which are the following:
Calculator Policy and tips for PSAT/NMSQT:
Calculators Not Permitted
If you have questions regarding calculators, please contact Michael Chase at [email protected]
If you would like for your child not to participate in the PSAT test, please contact Brandy Meadows at [email protected] by September 24, 2021.
You may visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information, including practice tests and sample questions.
August 18th 2021
Volusia County Schools is delighted to offer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to interested Juniors on Wed. October 13th. This is an excellent opportunity for your student to gain valuable information and experience related to College Admissions Testing. It also serves as a great way for students to qualify for National Merit Scholarship Programs.
The PSAT/NMSQT includes reading, mathematics, and writing and language components that focus on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college and career readiness and success; it is also used as a diagnostic tool to measure and follow student performance and pinpoint areas for development.
A nominal fee of $18.00 to take this assessment is required for Juniors. Students must submit the completed bottom portion of this form and the $18.00 fee (exact cash, check payable to Deltona HS, or money order) to Mrs. Meadows no later than the end of the school day on Friday September 11th. Juniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch as of September 11th may be eligible for a free test waiver, if they are one of the first 25 students to submit their paperwork with the proper information checked below. Free/Reduced lunch status will be verified, and students will be notified if they do not qualify for the test waiver. Students not submitting paperwork and fees by the deadline will not be permitted to test.
Results from the PSAT/NMSQT can help identify each student’s potential for academic success at the postsecondary level. Test results will provide high school guidance counselors with information to help identify students who may be ready to enroll and be successful in Advanced Placement, AICE and other college preparatory courses, or identify students who may need additional instruction to do so. Test results can open up discussion about future education plans that may not have been considered otherwise.
If you would like for your child to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT test, please complete the bottom portion of this form and submit the completed form and the $18.00 fee to Brandy Meadows no later than the end of the school day on September 24th 2021. You may visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information, practice tests and sample questions.
DHS Testing Office & DHS School Counseling Team
I would like for my Junior student to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 13th 2021 and (check one):
I have included the $18.00 fee (exact cash, money order, or check payable to Deltona HS) -OR-
My student qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch and I am requesting a fee waiver (limited; first come first serve)
Parent Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: __________________
Student’s First & Last Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
ALPHA Code: _______________ Birthdate: _________________________
***Return completed forms and money to Brandy Meadows (Building 6/Room 21) in the Front Office, no later than Friday September 24th, 2021***