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Student Information Exemption Form

Federal law requires that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) provide names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 11th and 12th grade high school students to military  recruiters and institutions of higher education that request this information, except where the parent opts out by in writing that he/she does not consent to the release of this information. Attached is the form which can be completed and returned to the school if you request to opt-out of having your child’s information released. Complete the exemption form and return it to the administrator in the guidance department. This form will also be available in the guidance office at Sumter High.


PSAT – October 11, 2017

SUBJECT: October 2017 PSAT/NMSQT®Free for South Carolina’s 10th graders

In compliance with Proviso 1A.17, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) will fund the administration of PSAT to districts for students in grade 10 will be given the opportunity to take a test predicting readiness for college/career and advanced coursework. This test is offered free of charge to all 10th graders enrolled in public schools.

Our school will offer the PSAT/NMSQT® Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This assessment is more than a test; it focuses on the knowledge and skills evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness. Even if your child has not yet decided to attend college, I urge you to make sure he or she participates, as it will open the door to many opportunities. By taking the PSAT/NMSQT®, your child will access focused practice which prepares him/her for the future.

Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT® will arrive at school early this winter for distribution. Students will also be able to access their scores online through their College Board student account.

PSAT/NMSQT® emphasizes the skills that enhance careers, including problem solving in science, social science, and other real-world context.   Additional information such as sample questions and study guides can be found online. Parents may sign up for a dedicated newsletter at http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/