PSAT October 19th

Just a reminder that IB 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on October 19th during homeroom. Sophomores take the test for free (paid for by the state), and freshmen and juniors take it for $15. We’ve already registered the students and ordered the tests, so if you have a 9th or 11th grade student, please be sure to submit payment as soon as possible.

For those interested: there is a new PSAT Prep program by Kaplan called PSAT Prep Live, to help students feel prepared and confident for the upcoming PSAT.

Beginning October 1st (through October 17th), Kaplan’s highly-rated faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in 8 livestreaming, one-hour lessons. In addition, students will have access to online study content and detailed explanations to the official PSAT practice test. Students will be able to have live chat with teacher and other students, and you register once (without having to give a credit card), and you’re set for any or all the sessions. There will also be 2 sessions geared for students who are National Merit contenders. If you’d like to see more details, please visit

Ga Tech Women in Engineering Conference

This year’s conference will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom.
Over the course of a day, prospective female students have the opportunity to hear directly from Georgia Tech’s world-renowned faculty and current Tech students about the various engineering majors offered at GT. In addition, attendees have the chance to meet with a GT Admissions Counselor to find out about the admissions process and the academic requirements necessary to be successful in engineering undergraduate programs.

The non-refundable registration fee for ECC is $25, which covers all materials as well as breakfast and lunch for each girl attending the program, and breakfast for parents or guardians and teachers.

The application link may be found at

How to Take the PSAT Oct 19th

We encourage all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade IB students to take the PSAT. Juniors, in particular, should participate because this test determines National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship Semi-Finalists.

If you are a 10th grade student, you will be able to take the PSAT on October 19, 2016 for free because the district pays for it.

If you are a 9th or an 11th grade student who would like to take the PSAT on October 19th, please bring $15 cash/check/money order to Ms. Adams in 9-B (next to Room 911). We will accept payment each morning (7:30 – 8:20), and questions should be directed to