On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, CHHS will offer the PSAT/NMSQT to all 10th and 11th graders. By taking the PSAT/NMSQT, you will:

  • Become eligible for the National Merit Scholarship (only available to 11th graders)
  • Be connected with more than $235 million in scholarships
  • Get excellent practice for the SAT*
  • Receive a free, personalized SAT study plan
  • See which AP courses you would be a good fit for you
  • Help you discover which college admissions test (SAT or ACT) you feel most comfortable taking

If you are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT, please stop by the Counseling Office and see Mrs. Miller to sign up. The cost of the test is $18 (cash or check payable to CHHS). Please bring your payment in a sealed envelope with your name.

The deadline to sign up for the PSAT/NMQST is Friday, September 30,2022. Seats for the test are limited.

*The SAT is a standardized test used for college admissions. CHHS students are more familiar with the ACT. Although the content on both tests overlaps, there are some major differences between the two tests. For instance, the SAT gives you more time to answer each question than the ACT, but the ACT includes a Science subtest where the SAT does not. The SAT has a Math section in which you are not allowed to use a calculator, but you can use a calculator on both ACT math sections.

Almost all colleges will accept both ACT and SAT test scores.