Juniors are recommended to take the PSAT during the school day at ARHS on Wednesday, October 16th. The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT, which most juniors will take in spring. The PSAT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship competition, for which only juniors are eligible. The College Board provides free SAT preparation through Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/psat) to students who take the PSAT. Sign up in the Guidance Office. The cost will be approximately $17, waived for juniors on free/reduced lunch.
Plan your standardized test-taking schedule early to avoid conflicts with athletic, family, and performing arts events in the winter and spring. Recruited athletes should test early (December is recommended.). Most ARHS students take both the SAT and ACT, and many also take two SAT subject tests.
SAT dates: Dec. 7, March 14, May 2, June 6, Aug. 24
ACT dates: Dec. 14, Feb. 8, April 4, June 13, July 18