Wednesday (October 13), is a rather unorthodox day at the high school. We will provide free PSAT testing for students in grades 10 & 11. The testing will take place on-site here at the high school. ALL students will arrive at the normal time and testing will begin at 7:30 am. Once testing has concluded, students will be dismissed to go home at approximately 11:30 am. Bus transportation on this day will function as usual for students in grades 9, 10, and 11 and they will catch their normal afternoon bus after dismissal at 11:30 am. For students in need of extended time to complete the test based on approved accommodations, we have a later bus run that will occur at 1:30 pm.  

    • What is the PSAT?

      The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, Math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. The data that the high school receives from the PSAT administration will provide a detailed analysis of where students are academically; helping to aid in the scheduling process, potentially qualifying students for merit scholarships, helping to determine student potential in Advanced Placement courses while providing true practice for the real SAT. Students can stop by the Student Success Center to pick up a PSAT practice booklet should they want one. Students taking the PSAT are responsible for bringing their own calculator. All questions on the math portion can indeed be solved without a calculator; however, there is a section where a calculator is permitted. 

    What will 9th grade students be doing on this day?
    We have an awesome morning planned for the Class of 2025 – they will be engaged with Link Crew Leaders, 9th-grade teachers, and guidance counselors. Ninth-grade students will be involved in a morning dedicated to thinking about post-high school planning. Freshmen will rotate through various stations, each one discussing a different aspect of post-high school planning. Freshmen should bring their laptops with them on this day and make sure they are fully charged, as they will be used in most sessions. Station rotations will include working with guidance counselors on the Career Scope, interest and aptitude inventory (results will be available later in the fall and counselors will meet with students than to review them), discussions about the early stages of post-high school planning, and reviewing progress so far in an effort to celebrate success and work for improvement through goal setting. Students will also give us feedback on their transition to HH and things we can do to support them further. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am along with the 10th & 11th-grade students.

    What is the expectation for 12th-grade students?
    Our 12th-grade students will engage in a post-secondary day. As a result, they will not attend school on Wednesday, October 13, as they are not participating in the PSAT test administration. However, we encourage seniors to use this day to participate in post-secondary and career readiness opportunities. Here is an example of what we believe to be an excellent use of time for our 12th-grade students:

    • Seniors can use this day for local or regional college/university visits

    • Seniors can work on college essay(s) and resume building

    • Students in our Senior Internship class can engage and extend their work hours (up to four additional hours can be earned on this day)

    • Students can engage in community service/service-learning opportunities in the Hatboro/Horsham community and beyond

    • While EASTERN Center students are not required to attend on this day, they can attend and use this time to extend their vocational learning – students are responsible for their own transportation