PSAT and PSAT 8/9


Who:  ALL Students in Grades 10 and 11

·       ALL 10th and 11th grade students are expected to test.  

·      There is no need to sign-up. No Cost.

When:  October 25, 2017 - BELL Schedule TBA

Why:  The PSAT test offers an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in academic testing, as well as provide estimated SAT scores, National Merit Scholarship eligibility status, and Advanced Placement Potential data.  Sophomores have the unique opportunity to take the PSAT both this year and next.  Taking the test as a tenth grader allows students to become familiar with the format and content of the test in preparation for next year.  Junior-year scores provide the opportunity for students to place in the National Merit Scholarship programs and receive other academic recognitions valued by colleges and universities across the country.


Students will receive their PSAT student bulletin from English teachers. This bulletin contains a description of the test, sample questions with explanations of the answers, test-taking strategies, and a practice test.  Please encourage your student to go over the material and take the sample test.  Additional information can be found at PSAT Student Guide.

Bell Schedule for October 25, 2017


8:00 – 11:45

(Please arrive at your testing room by 7:45 am)


11:30 – 12:12

Period 1

12:18 – 12:40

Period 2

12:46 – 1:08

Period 3

  1:14 – 1:36

Period 4

  1:42 – 2:04

Period 5

  2:10 – 2:32

Period 6

  2:38 – 3:00

ALL RMHS Students and Parents

  • Please be aware that there will be a late start schedule for all non-testers on this day.
  • EVIT Students will have to pick-up a Home School Activity Form from EVIT.
  • October 25, 2017 Bell Schedule below.
  • A second bus run will pick-up students 4.5 hours later than normal times for students NOT testing.
  • Please contact the Mrs. Hale in Administration/Advisement if you have further questions.


What:  PSAT 8/9

Who:  Grade 9

·       ONLY 200 tests available.  

·       $15.00 Sign-up in the Bookstore by October 6, 2017

When:  October 25, 2017 - BELL Schedule TBA

Why:  The PSAT 8/9 is a highly relevant exam, focusing on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education.  The exam emphasizes not only on what students are learning in high school, but what they need to succeed in college.  The PSAT 8/9 is aligned with other exams in the SAT Suite of Assessments and assesses Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics in preparation for post-secondary education.


A study guide can be found online at PSAT 8/9 Study Guide.  


If you would like further information on the exam, please visit PSAT 8/9- Key Features

PSAT and PSAT 8/9 Info

Important Info about the PSAT

Arrive at your testing room by 7:45 am on Wednesday, October 25.

You will need:

  •      Pencil(s)
  •      Accepted Calculator
  •      Picture ID

Who will test/Do I have to test?

All 10th and 11th grade students are expected to test and ANY 9th grader who signed up and paid for the PSAT 8/9.

What if I am not taking the PSAT?

Non-testers should not come to campus until 1st period starting at 12:18 pm on Wednesday, October 25. There will be a 2nd bus run approx. 4.5 hours after the normal drop-off time at RMHS.  If you do come to campus you will be assigned to the cafeteria for the testing time.

Where do I test?

Room assignments will be posted outside the Commons by October 17.  All teachers will have an electronic copy and English Teachers will have a hard copy.

What if I attend EVIT?

If you are a 10th or 11th grade student you are expected to take the test.  You are responsible for informing EVIT that you are testing.

What if I have an appointment or I need to leave testing early?

Students may NOT be dismissed early from testing.

When is lunch?

Lunch will be served from 11:30 – 12:18 on October 25.  Students not taking the PSAT can start lunch at 11:30 am and students taking the PSAT will start lunch approximately at 11:45 am. As always, closed campus rules apply.