PSAT/NMSQT Information

The PSAT measures skills that are important for success in college: verbal reasoning, math problem solving, and writing. Taking the PSAT enables students to

§  Help prepare for the SAT by becoming familiar with questions, test directions, and testing environments students will see during the SAT.

§  PRACTICE FOR THE SAT: Send your scores to Khan Academy® for a free, personalized SAT practice plan based on your test results.

§  SEARCH FOR COLLEGES, MAJORS, AND CAREERS: Use free tools to discover which colleges and programs are right for you with College Board’s Big Future.

§  Qualify for National Merit Scholarship Programs (Must be taken during Junior year to qualify)

§  Qualify for Dual Enrollment courses offered at ARGS


Saturday, October 19, 2019

    Students should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. Testing begins at 8:00 am.
   Students should be promptly picked up at 12:00 p.m.

 Sign up and pay in the ARGS School Counseling Office

              Deadline to register is Monday, September 16, 2019

$20 per student. Online (https://osp.osmsinc.com/ARGS/), cash or check (made    
                           payable to ARGS). NO REFUNDS
 For more information on the PSAT and other testing programs, log on to the    
     CollegeBoard’s website at www.collegeboard.org. Practice booklets will be    
         provided upon registration.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a scientific or graphing calculator with them on test day. Dress comfortably. Students may bring a snack and drink for scheduled breaks. No food or drinks, including water, will be allowed in the testing rooms. Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited in testing rooms. Students will be dismissed from the testing room and tests discarded if they are in possession of non-approved electronic devices.

PSAT/NMSQT Test Administration is only available to ARGS students.



    June 26, 2019- Final Report Cards Mailed
August 29, 2019- Freshmen Orientation
September 2, 2019- Labor Day Holiday 
September 3, 2019- First Day of School



The MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, VA is looking for student volunteers. To apply, visit https://goo.gl/forms/yajNjbI5emiQQiSh2

American Red Cross – Virginia Region – (Ages: 13-17) Visit http://www.redcross.org/local/virginia/volunteer


The Autism Society of Central Virginia – (Age 14+)  Visit http://ascv.org/membership/volunteer/ to learn more about each position; or to register as a volunteer, call (804) 257-0192 or email info@ascv.org.


 Chesterfield County Library Volunteers (Age 14+) Visit http://www.chesterfield.gov/content2.aspx?id=3512


Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (Age 14-17) Visit https://www.chrichmond.org/Make-a-Difference.htm


Children’s Museum of Richmond (Ages 14-17) Visit http://www.c-mor.org/full-menu/get-involved/volunteer-cmor/


City of Petersburg Ambassadors Program and Community Partners Program (Ages 15+)   High School Ambassador – Visit https://www.petersburgva.gov/Index.aspx?NID=459


Southside Regional Medical Center Volunteer Opportunities- Visit https://www.srmconline.com/southside-regional-medical-center/volunteers.aspx


ARGS CEEB Code: 471716



Ms. Princess Jackson,  Director of School Counseling                                                             (804)722-0200 x309                                        pjackson@args.us      
~Junior and Senior Counselor~

Mrs. Tara Cook, School Counselor                                                                                                           (804) 722-0200 x310                                        tcook@args.us
~Freshman and Sophomore Counselor~

Ms. Valerie Walker, School Counseling Assistant                                                      (804) 722-0200 x 313                                   vwalker@args.us

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