The PSAT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a practice test for the SAT - one of the required college entrance exams, and is essential for those students who plan to attend a four year college after high school. 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students may take the PSAT - it is good practice, and has been shown to improve student scores on the SAT, because it shows students where their strengths and weaknesses lie.
For 11th grade students, the PSAT is also the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship is a national program that honors the top PSAT scores in the nation.
The test will be held in October during school hours from 7:50 to about 11:00 in the small gym.
Tickets for the PSAT can be purchased in the Career Center.
Community Colleges offer a very wide variety of CTE courses
CTE programs do not require the usual General Education or college academic classes
CTE programs do issue a certificate at the end of the program to validate that skills were learned, and student is work ready with a specified skill set.
CTE at the Community College are real college curses, with real college credit - should a student wish to pursue an Associates Degree in the future, the CTE courses would count toward that degree.
CTE programs generally take somewhere between 1 to 2 years. Average cost for a 2 year program would be around $3000 - without Financial Aid (a high percentage of students qualify for FA, which waives tuition cost of CTE programs)