9th Grade College Tour & PSAT Information: 10/11 & 10/12

October 11th: 9th Grade College Tour

We are excited to announce that our 9th-Grade College Tour will take place on Wednesday, October 11th. This event aims to introduce our high school students to the college experience. We want to emphasize to our students that attending this tour is a privilege, and we are grateful to the PTSO for providing transportation and allowing our students to have this excellent opportunity.


Students cannot attend the field trip unless they have a signed permission form. If you do not have the paper copy that was handed out, click and download the  “Permission Form & Student Agreement (PDF)” linked below, make sure it is filled out and signed by a family member/guardian, and upload an image of the form by clicking the “Submit Permission Slip Here”. You may also bring the signed permission slip to Mr. Reeves in the College and Career Center. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Reeves directly (zuogwi.reeves@k12.dc.gov). 


Permission Form and Student Agreement (PDF)

Submit Permission Slips Here

PSAT Preparation

Freshmen will be taking the PSAT on Thursday, October 12th.The PSAT is a digital test this year, so students will need to bring the following:

  • fully charged laptop
  • laptop charger
  • school ID
  • pencils for work on scrap paper
  • snacks or drinks (not full meals)

They will not need a calculator as there is a Desmos graphing calculator in the testing application. However, they are still welcome to bring their own calculator if they prefer. Scrap paper will be provided. More information on the schedule and room assignments for the PSAT on October 12th will be forthcoming. To prepare for the digital administration, students should do two things

  1. Create a College Board account: Creating a College Board account allows our students to access their scores from College Board and allows them access to free practice tests. To create an account, please follow the steps found using this link. Once students have a College Board account, they can log into Bluebook to preview the testing interface and utilize practice tests.
  2. Make sure the Bluebook app is downloaded and updated: The Bluebook app should be on all DCPS-issued devices. Students should open it before test day to make sure it is updated. For students using a personal device, please download the app using these instructions.


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