October 15, 2014, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be
administered to RM students in grades 9, 10 and 11 from 7:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
Richard Montgomery is committed to obtaining 100% attendance and participation
on this day. Some of the benefits include:
Prepares students for the SAT's
Creates possibilities for earning
scholarships and academic recognition through National Merits Programs
Students who take the PSAT
receive FREE online access to My College QuickStart at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart
Providing feedback in regards to
student strengths for possible higher level courses that would be more
Opens the door and begins the
process for college searches
Ninth-Graders: A mock PSAT will be administered to all ninth graders at
no cost using an outside vendor. Since most freshmen will be
experiencing the PSAT test-taking format for the first time, this is a great
opportunity for our students to practice and prepare for the official PSAT
which will be administered in their junior year. Therefore, we advise
that parents encourage their ninth-grader, and remind them of the importance of
just participating in the test-taking process. Students and parents
will have the opportunity to access a comprehensive and informative analysis of
the test performance on the mock PSAT.
Tenth-Graders: The formal PSAT test will be
administered to all students in grade 10, and at no cost. Montgomery
County Public Schools pays for the administration of PSAT for
tenth-graders. It is mandatory for all tenth grade students to take
the PSAT on the October 15 test date. Each student will receive a
PSAT/NBSQT Student Bulletin from their English teacher. Please review
this bulletin with your son/daughter prior to the test date. PSAT test
results will be sent to us in January, at which time guidance counselors will
review results with students.
Eleventh-Graders: The official PSAT test will be administered to all students in
grade 11, at a cost of $14. Eleventh graders MUST
pre-register for the PSAT by no later than Thursday, October 9.
Registration forms are available in the main office and counseling office.
Counselors will also start meeting with Juniors next week to discuss the PSAT
and distribute PSAT registration forms. Eleventh graders who take the PSAT may
qualify for National Merit Scholarship Programs, therefore we encourage all
eleventh grade students take the PSAT on the October 15 test date. Each student
will receive a PSAT/NBSQT Student Bulletin from their English teacher.
Please review this bulletin with your son/daughter prior to the test
date. PSAT test results will be sent to us in January, at which time
guidance counselors will review results with students.
If you have any questions,
please contact Ms. Hull at (301) 610-8064 or by email Mary_F_Hull@mcpsmd.org.
Please note that the staff parking lot
on Fleet Street is not for student drop-off in the morning. There have
been several instances recently where pedestrians have nearly been hit by
parents dropping their students off. The student drop-off location is on
Richard Montgomery Drive and Fleet Street, on the same side as the athletic
The Rockville City Police Department would like to remind residents to please take the time to practice these very important safety tips.