PSAT and National Merit

PSAT - NMSQT and National Merit 

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AMCHS will give the PSAT this year to all 11th grade students. With new social distancing restrictions, we will not be able to offer it to all 9th and 10th graders. Registration for 9th and 10th graders will be in the Schoology group for those grades. There is a 150 person limit for 9th and a 150 person limit for 0th grades.  It is free for all AMCHS students but registration is required for 9th and 10th graders.

Home school students who wish to take the PSAT must live in the AMCHS attendance zone and be in the 10th or 11th grade. Registration is free but you must be signed up no later than September 14 so a test can be ordered. Important reminder: all students who want a calculator must provide their own. We do not pass out calculators on PSAT testing day. 

PSAT will be given October 14, 2020.

You took the test -- now what????
Understanding your PSAT scores - click 
General Information on Student Score Reports - click here
Sign up for free, personalized SAT Prep with Khan Academy - click here
Article about new scores and National Merit cutoff scores - click here
What's a good score for the PSAT? - click here
College Readiness and the PSAT - click here
Understanding your PSAT score
Link your scores to Khan Academy

Students can use the unique access code at the bottom of the score report  (received in January) to access My College Quick Start. Using this site students can see their projected SAT score, review questions, practice for the SAT, save college searches, learn about majors and careers and much more!

Released Practice PSAT (Redesign)
Released Practice PSAT Answer Key
Ivy Global's Practice PSAT
PSAT Practice Exam #1
Scoring Guide for Practice Test #1

Khan Academy SAT Prep - great prep for the PSAT!

Why PSAT 8/9?
* Sets a baseline for measuring student progress
* Vertically aligned with the PSAT-NMSQT and the SAT
* Provides an online personalized pathway to study through Khan Academy
* Identifies areas of improvement well in advance of taking the SAT
National Merit Awards
AMCHS has a long tradition of National Merit Scholars, Hispanic Scholars and Commended students! The class of 2020 had 6 National Merit Finalists, 13 Commended Students and 6 Hispanic Scholars!

Students can qualify for other awards/scholarships and honors from taking the PSAT. 

    National Merit Commended
    National Hispanic Recognition Program 

Students who earn honors through the National Merit program are eligible for thousands of dollars in scholarship money from colleges and universities all over the United States! Here are a few examples...

Texas A&M National Scholar Awards and Scholarships - includes Hispanic scholars
Texas State University National Scholar Awards and Scholarships
Baylor University - Regents Scholarship for Finalists
Texas colleges that fund National Merit Finalists
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