The James Hubert Blake High School College
Readiness Day and the College Board’s Preliminary SAT (PSAT) will take place on
Wednesday, October 16 starting at 7:45 a.m.
**Students taking the PSAT must bring a calculator**
Below you can find the outline for that date as well as information on registering for the PSAT.
Students in 9th grade will
have the following two options on our college readiness day:
- Students in 9th
grade who wish to take the official PSAT may do so by registering and paying
online by Tuesday, October 8. The cost is $17.00, and you can register by going to the Blake website,
clicking on the “Online Payments” link on the left and then going to the “PSAT
Test – 9th Grade Registration Fee” link. All students in 9th grade wishing
to take the official PSAT must register online.
in 9th grade who do not wish to take the official PSAT will take a
practice version of the test. There is
no cost for this version and students do not need to register. All 9th
grade students who do not take the official PSAT will take the practice test
and will receive an evaluation of their performance.
All students in 10th grade are
expected to take the PSAT, which is paid for by Montgomery County Public
Schools. No registration is needed for 10th grade students. Students will receive a full report on their
performance in December 2019. This
feedback is important to help prepare for their future college testing.
Students in 11th grade
have the option of taking the official PSAT.
The College Board’s PSAT is critical for students in Grade 11 as it is
the qualifying exam for the National Merit, National Hispanic, and National
Achievement Scholarship programs. This is arguably the most important step
juniors will take to prepare for life after high school. Students in 11th grade who wish
to take the PSAT must register for the test and pay the $17 fee. To register go to the Blake Website, click on
the “Online Payments” link on the left and then select “PSAT Test – 11th
Grade Registration Fee”. Students in 11th
grade who would like to pay by cash or check may do so in the main office during
lunch, on Tuesday, September 24 or Tuesday, October 1. These are the only two days payments will be
accepted in person.
- Additionally, the College Board provides a
limited number of fee waivers for qualifying grade 11 students who have
a financial hardship. If you feel your student qualifies for a waiver, please
have them pick up and return a fee waiver form by Tuesday, October 8, 2019
in the main office. The form outlines all of the criteria that may qualify a
student to test for free. Fee waivers are limited and will be given on a first
come first served basis.
Students in 12th grade who have not taken and/or received a minimum passing
score on either the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER exams will be scheduled to take the
ACCUPLACER on Wednesday, October 16.
Seniors who have met these standards will be provided with time to get
caught up on classwork.
If you have any questions please contact
Mr. Mark Brown (Mark_Brown@mcpsmd.org), Assistant Principal.