Important PSAT/SAT Information
Schedule Change – Tuesday and Thursday
Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29 are Testing Days. On these two days the students who are testing and priority students will come to campus. All other students will learn remotely. On Tuesday, only the 12th graders who are taking the SAT and the priority students will come to campus. On Thursday, only the 11th graders who are taking the PSAT and the priority students will come to campus. As students arrive on campus, lists will be posted by each entry point where students should report. It is important for all students not testing to submit their assignments in the HUB on Tuesday and Thursday in order to be counted present. All teachers will be helping with testing at various times, but there will be asynchronous lessons posted in the HUB for all classes. Students present for testing will be excused from the assignments assigned on their test day.
Tuesday 10/27 – 12th grade SAT starts at 8:30 AM (approximately 5 hours)
Thursday 10/29 – 11th grade PSAT starts at 8:30 AM (approximately 6 hours)
SAT and PSAT Updates
On Tuesday, October 27, the Seniors will have an opportunity to take the SAT. Juniors will have an opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT on Thursday, October 29. All students (both virtual and in-person) have been registered to take these tests free of charge. The SAT/PSAT are not required, however our students are encouraged to take these tests for college admissions and scholarship opportunities. All students who are testing must arrive on campus by 8:30 AM. It is important that students are on time. Students arriving late will not be allowed to test. This will be the only opportunity to test for free this fall. There will be no make-up exams. All students coming to campus should be in the Lamar relaxed dress code and must wear a mask through-out testing. Students should bring two #2 pencils and if possible, an approved calculator. A list of calculators approved by the College Board can be found here. Calculators will also be available to borrow. Students will have lunch following testing. Since lunch will be later than normal, students are allowed to bring a water bottle and snack into the testing room, but are only allowed to eat during the scheduled 5 minute breaks. Virtual students will be allowed to leave campus when all students have been released to go to lunch. In-person students will remain on campus until 4:10 PM. For additional helpful hints about taking the SAT/PSAT, please visit the College Board at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist