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The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) will be given at EHS on Wed. morning, Oct. 16, 2019.  While the PSAT is free and mandatory for all APS sophomores, for juniors the test is optional and costs $20 ($5 for students on Free/Reduced Lunch). Registration for the PSAT is online only, at the AP Test Service website, with a deadline of September 13, 2019. This informational letter will be given to students in English class the first week of September, and explains why juniors might consider signing up for the PSAT. It is excellent practice for the SAT (and ACT), which college-bound juniors should be taking this coming spring in preparation for college applications, and it is the qualifying test for valuable National Merit and National Hispanic Scholarships. To register, go to this website and pay online. Students on Free or Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Velhagen in Counseling at lunch or after school, for the fee reduction procedure.  If you have questions, please contact me at