Ponte Vedra High School will administer the PSAT-NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test – National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to all students in grades 9-11 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The purpose of the test is to give all students an opportunity to experience taking a college readiness test and identify students who might benefit from advanced coursework. The PSAT is also the exam that is used for 11th graders to qualify for the National Merit Scholars Program.
10th grade students receive their scores for free, paid through state funding, however students in 9th and 11th grade must pay a $20 registration fee in order to receive their scores. Payment will be collected through school pay which can be accessed on the homepage of the PVHS website. The last day to pay for registration will be Friday, September 14, 2018. There is NO possibility of receiving results if payment is not received by this date. Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT® will be available in mid-to-late December from College Board.
Students will receive an Official Student Guide to the PSAT/ NMSQT® through their English classes. This guide contains valuable information as well as a full-length practice test with answer keys. Please visit www.collegeboard.org/psat for more information
English Language Arts and End-of-Course Assessments
Score Report Information
The purpose of a score report is to provide information about your student’s performance on the Florida Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Assessments. These assessments are designed to measure a student’s level of success with the content of a particular assessment: 9th and 10th grade Language Arts, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology and US History. To access your student’s reports, visit the Home Access Center (HAC), select the “grades” tab from the top bar, and then select the “test scores” tab. Scroll down toward the bottom to view the more recent scores. For resources to help your student better understand the state assessments, please visit www.fldoe.org.
Virtual Testing Information
Scheduling a SJVS or FLVS Exam: Students wishing to schedule a segment 1 or segment 2 exam should contact our Virtual School lab moderator, Mario Stephens at: [email protected]. Exams are given by appointment with Mr. Stephens in room 342. Students should schedule their exams in advance and are expected to be on time.
The Ponte Vedra High School code for SAT and ACT registration is 102180. Students should enter this code on all SAT and ACT registrations. This allows the school to receive a copy of the scores for student records. Click on the following link for important information regarding SAT/ACT testing for students with disabilities.
The SAT is a national college admission examination that measures developed mathematical and verbal reasoning abilities as well as writing skills. It is recommended to be taken spring of the junior year. Registration packets are available in the guidance office or you may register online. Questions regarding testing at PVHS should be directed to Mr. Charles Cerrato at 904-547-7350.
A number of highly selective colleges and universities require students to show proficiency in certain subject areas for either admission or placement. The SAT II Subject Tests are designed to measure knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge in specific subject areas. Students should check with their perspective colleges to find out specific test requirements.
For more information about the SAT college entrance exam or to register online, please visit the College Board website.
The ACT is a national college admission examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Reading, Math, and Science. Students should also register for the writing section that is required at many colleges. It is recommended to be taken spring of the junior year. Registration packets are available in the guidance office or you may register online. For information about the ACT college entrance exam or to register online, please visit the ACT website.
For more information about the AP program, please visit the College Board website.