Super Wednesday to Offer SAT Test during the School Day
Snoqualmie Valley School District’s mission is to prepare all Snoqualmie Valley students for college, career, and citizenship. To help students be prepared to pursue any opportunities they choose after high school, the district is excited to announce it is bringing official SAT testing to Mount Si High School next fall. Additionally, SAT testing fees will be paid for by the district, for all seniors who take part in this opportunity on Super Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Over the past two years, Super Wednesday at Mount Si High School (MSHS) and Two Rivers School (TRS) has been designated as a day devoted to helping all high school students, in grades 9-12, plan for their future. To help ensure equity and access for all students, the Snoqualmie Valley School District began paying exam fees in 2017 for students in three grade levels to take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) college-readiness practice exam during the school day. Since then, all freshmen, sophomores and juniors have been able to gain this valuable college-prep experience free of charge. Juniors taking the PSAT/NMSQT also have the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Starting this fall, Super Wednesday opportunities will be expanded to offer seniors at Mount Si High School the chance to take the regular SAT® college admissions test, during the school day, at the school, at no charge to families. Two Rivers High School students have been piloting the SAT School Day Program since 2017. The district is pleased to extend this initiative to all seniors in fall of 2019, by arranging for official SAT testing locally, through the College Board SAT School Day Program.
“By providing free college entrance exams and bringing the testing to our own district, we are working to remove obstacles for our students to ensure the doors to higher education are open to all. Cost and the location of testing should never be impediments to students’ access to education or career pathways," said Superintendent Dr. Rob Manahan.
The SAT® is a standardized test that is widely used for college admissions throughout the U.S. It measures what students are learning in high school, and what they need to know to succeed in college and career. The SAT School Day gives students the opportunity to take the SAT at their own school on a weekday. The benefits for students include:
Less stress and fatigue – Students test in a place they know, better rested and prepared.
Convenient logistics – Families do not have to worry about locating or getting to an unfamiliar testing site far from home.
No weekend conflicts – School day testing will not disrupt weekend plans or family time.
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Technology Jeff Hogan added, “This is a great opportunity for our students, and a direct investment in their future. We thank everyone involved with making this happen.”