Guidance Department Notice

To:        Members of the Class of 2012

From:        BHS Guidance Dept.

Re:        PSAT INFORMATION– Wednesday October 13, 2010

Date:        September 22, 2010

Dear Juniors:

Burlington High School will be a national testing center for the administration of the PSAT Exam and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. The PSAT is an excellent opportunity for sophomores and juniors to prepare and gain an understanding of the SAT exam. Please see the Guidance Blog for more information on standardized testing.

All juniors can take the PSAT/NMSQT exam on Wednesday October 13, 2010. Testing will begin immediately after homeroom. Room assignments will be posted prior to test day.

Although you took the PSAT exam last year, the Guidance department highly recommends juniors take the exam again this year. The PSAT will identify acquired verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills. The PSAT also measures knowledge and skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses. The test offers a critical reading, mathematics and writing questions section. The information gained from the test can help assist in deciding on future courses and indentify areas of strengths and weaknesses.  

When you register you will receive a 2010 PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin which should be very helpful in answering many of your questions. Attached to this letter is the PSAT registration form which must be completed by October 6th. Please feel free to make an appointment with your Guidance Counselor if you have any questions or concerns.


BHS Guidance Department.


Please detach the following form and bring it to the Guidance Office during the registration period, Monday, September 20th – Wednesday October 6th .  If your son/daughter has been pre-approved for extending testing time by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities, please attach a copy of the approval letter/eligibility code to the registration form.

If you have any questions on the testing program, please call your son/daughter’s counselor for additional information.

Class of 2012 – Junior PSAT/NMSQT Registration Form

______________              ____________            _  ___2012_______    ________        

(Last Name)                         (First Name)                (Year of Grad)            (HR)          

Regular registration fee for participation is $20.00.  After October 6th   – Late Registration Fee is $25.00.

Make checks payable to Burlington High School. Return this form and fee to Mrs. Lewis or Mrs. Cavanaugh, Guidance Secretaries, Room 105.