SAT & PSAT Information


At R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts all students are enrolled in a SAT prep class during their junior year.

Students of KMSPA are required to take the PSATs their Sophomore and Junior year of high school.

All Hartford Public School students are afforded the opportunity to take the PSAT and SAT free of charge at the school they are currently enrolled in.

Tests such as the PSAT/SAT and ACTs help students understand where they are strong academically and where they have room for improvement.

While these tests are a critical component of a student’s college application process, it is not the sole deciding factor upon which a student is accepted.

Many colleges are moving toward a “test optional” recruitment model. Where as these colleges are no longer requiring applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as a part of their application; providing students with the ability to decide for themselves how to best present their academic strengths and abilities to the admissions committee.

For more information on standardized testing please contact the school counselor.