The PSAT/NMSQT is Coming!
IF YOU ARE A JUNIOR, PLANNING TO ATTEND A 4-YEAR COLLEGE AFTER GRADUATION, THIS IS FOR YOU!
The PSAT will be administered on Saturday, October 13, 2018. This only happens once a year. This test is designed specifically for juniors planning to attend a 4-year college. Reasons you might want to take the PSAT:
- to practice for the “real” admissions tests (SAT and ACT) which you will take in the spring of this year and the fall of your senior year
- to have college information sent to you “automatically”
- to get information about how your skills in critical reading, math reasoning, and writing compare to other students who plan to go to a 4-year college
- to plan courses to take before you graduate from LHS;
- to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
It is also beneficial to take the test to get a head start on improving academic skills needed for success in college and beyond. Classroom learning is the basis for test questions, so the best way you can prepare is to involve yourself in rigorous courses and become familiar with the test and its format. You should review the PSAT/NMSQT Official Student Guide, which is full of useful information, including a full-length Practice Test. The Guide and the Practice Test will help you understand all the directions and be familiar with the types of questions that will be asked. (You will receive this upon registration.)
If you don’t do well on this test, it will NOT hurt your chance of getting into college—PSAT scores are not sent to colleges. However, your Score Report will provide personalized information on the types of skills that you need to improve to prepare for college.
The PSAT is given at LHS in the South Building starting at 7:45 AM on Saturday, October 13. You will be finished with the test before 11:30 AM. If you plan to take the test, you need to register for it by:
- Filling out the Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/jYIeKVClovtnFpYJ2)
- Paying $25 via Synergy or directly to Kim Loth in 200R (the bookkeeper’s office)
- Going to the Counseling Center to receive your ticket for admission and the PSAT Student Guide and Practice Test
IMPORTANT: We can no longer process credit card payments over the phone. You must have your registration complete by Friday, October 12th to be able to test. Priority registration is given to 11th graders. Tenth and 9th graders may sign up during the week of October 1st.
ON THE DAY OF THE TEST
- be at the South Building at 7:45 a.m.
- bring: Your admission ticket
No. 2 pencils
Calculator (not required, but helpful)
Photo ID (school ID or driver’s license)
ANY QUESTIONS? Please see Mrs. Barnes in the Counseling Center.
Sign up by going to the Jump Code: PZGV
Lincoln High School ACT Prep Classes
Go (to college) Links!
ACT prep classes are offered for Lincoln High juniors and seniors.
The classes will be taught by a staff members of Lincoln High School that have experience in teaching ACT prep classes. Each class will meet on a Tuesday afternoons
from 2:15-4:15pm during PLC time. Snacks provided.
**$10 Class fee (total) but scholarships available through the Counseling Center if you are on FRL**
***Please pay your fee to Julie Trembley in the Counseling Center or you WILL NOT be registered for the class.
Oct. 30—Judy Tuttle & Renee McClure-Counseling—Cafeteria
—Overview of ACT, general information and test taking strategies
Nov. 6—Will Smith, Science—Room 300
Nov. 13— Patrick Janike, Math—Room 300
Nov. 27—Lori Rennings, English Grammar—Cafeteria
Dec. 4—Mark Larson, Reading skills, Room 300
Sign up by going to the Jump Code: PFOG and then pay Ms. Trembley in the Counseling Center.
College Club is every Tuesday during PLC!
Start date: September 11th
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 100L
College Club is a chance for you to meet with Lincoln High counselors on a regular basis to get the help you need to access college. We will work on registering for the ACT exam, searching for scholarships, applying to colleges, completing the FAFSA, and more! We will meet on Tuesdays during PLC Early Release time (approximately 2:15 – 3:15). Come to Room 100L to join in the fun! There is no deadline to sign up so come join us when you can! We have snacks too!
Each year we have college representatives from all over the United States come to visit students here at Lincoln High. You can see all of the upcoming visits by hovering over the College/Career Resources tab and scrolling down to College/Military Visits. So far, we have 10 visits scheduled for September alone and many are prestigious institutions, such as Vanderbilt and University of Chicago.
Summer School 2018 will be held at North Star High School from May 30 – July 11 from 8:00-11:50 AM. Students may take two classes (10 credits). Classes meeting most graduation requirements will be offered. Registration for Lincoln High School students will be held from April 23 – May 16 in the LHS Counseling Center.
April 23 – 27 LPS seniors only
April 30 – May 4 LPS seniors and juniors only
May 7 – 16 All LPS Students
Registration procedure, during the week that applies above:
1. Students should see their counselor for recommendations and registration forms.
2. Students return registration forms with parent/guardian signatures and payment to Ms. Leick in the Counseling Center, as soon as possible. There is no cost for students who are on free and reduced lunch.
3. Students report to LNS at 8:00 a.m. on May 30 to begin classes.
Summer School Attendance
Absences to Summer School are not listed as excused or unexcused. Due to the very short nature of Summer School, students need to be present every day of instruction for them to be able to have ample opportunity to achieve a semester’s worth of objectives. Once a student has missed five days total or three days in a row, for any reason, they will no longer have the opportunity to earn credit in that class that they have missed. Being late by more than 30 minutes is considered being absent from the class and will be counted as one of the absences. Being repeatedly tardy to class may also result in removal from Summer School, at the discretion of the principal.