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Administration of the PSAT/NMSQT

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is that time of year again when the College Board is offering the opportunity for your child to take the PSAT/NMSQT.  This is a standardized test, completed digitally, providing a chance for receiving scholarships and/or recognition programs.

At Greg Mathis Charter High School we believe in creating as many opportunities as possible for our students to own their future. That’s why we offer the PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to our students. Whether your child is thinking about attending a two- or four-year college, is going straight into the workforce, or isn’t sure what they want to do after high school, the PSAT/NMSQT can help make their path clearer.  Results from the PSAT/NMSQT provide insights into your child’s academic strengths, along with areas they can work on while still in high school. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT can also help your child to:

 § Enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program if they meet program requirements specified in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide.

§ See where they are and set a target for where they want to be.

 § Practice and prepare for the SAT®.

§ Plan and pay for college.

§ Connect to their future career.

This fall the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in a new digital format—followed by the SAT in spring 2024—that will provide an overall easier testing experience for students. The PSAT/NMSQT is 2 hours and 14 minutes long (not including breaks) and consists of two sections:  (1) Reading and Writing and (2) Math.  Most questions are multiple choice.

Your child will take the PSAT/NMSQT on OCTOBER 17, 2023 on their own school-issued device.  Please encourage your child to try their best.  The score will not count against their GMCHS academic record, however will be important, serving as a practice for the SAT, as well as the chance to secure scholarship monies for college.  The cost of the test will be paid by GMCHS, as we believe each student will benefit from the experience.


Thank you for your support in preparing our students for continued success!



Ms. Jacqueline Storts

GMCHS Test Coordinator