Next Monday (September 25th), juniors will meet with college counselors, Bonnie Campbell and Mitzi Austin, for a workshop on the October PSAT/NMSQT exam. The exam will be given to juniors across the country on Wednesday morning, October 11. Unlike schools where only recommended students take the exam, at Rivermont all juniors sit for the PSAT. The test serves double duty as both a preparatory test for the spring SAT exam which all Rivermont juniors will take, and as a qualifying exam for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program. Rivermont congratulated two members of the Class of 2017 as National Merit Finalists and Scholars – Emilia Porubcin, National Merit Scholar, and Ben Nordick, National Merit Finalist.
The workshop includes a description of the PSAT, tips on pacing, an official sample test, calculator requirements, etc. After the exam, juniors will have another workshop to review individual results and apply results to preparing for the spring SAT administration. Students may follow up with a one to one conference.