Sophomores and Juniors – The PSAT will be given at Byrd on Thursday, October 29th. This is a College Board exam which gives 10th and 11th grade students an opportunity to check their progress towards college readiness. It also provides practice for the SAT. For 11th grade students, PSAT scores are used to screen for candidates for the National Merit Scholarship Program Competition. Participation in PSAT testing is voluntary. Students planning to test must register by paying the $17 test fee. The deadline for paying will be October 16. Payment can be submitted online on PayForIt.net or to Marilyn Prothro in the counseling office. We will also be giving this exam next semester on January 26. Students may only take it one time. If you are taking it in January there is no need to pay now. Mrs. Prothro will take up that money later. The exam fee is non-refundable. Call Mrs. Prothro at 364-5455 if you have any questions.