Register for the PSAT
Posted on 11/18/2020
PSATWho: 11th and 10th grade students

What:  Da Vinci Charter Academy will administer the PSAT/NMQST on Tuesday, January 26th at 8:00 am. The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized assessment taken as preparation for the SAT. For juniors, the PSAT/NMSQT is also a scholarship competition. 

As you are likely aware, the SAT has historically been an essential component of the college admissions process; however, in the past several months, approximately 2/3 of all colleges in the US have implemented a test-optional or test-blind admissions policy for the class of 2021. It remains to be seen if the majority of colleges will continue this practice for the class of 2022 and beyond. The University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved the suspension of the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) for all California freshman applicants until fall 2024. For additional information on test-optional  or test-blind admissions, check out this article. Participation in the PSAT and the SAT is a student/family-based decision. For additional advice or discussion, please reach out to your child’s counselor. 

When: Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Where: Da Vinci High School 1400 E 8th Street

How:  Register online at the Da Vinci School Store. The last day to register for the exam is Thursday, December 3, 2020.

In order to maintain social distancing procedures, there are a limited number of spaces available for the PSAT.  The cost is $25.00 and students will be required to pay in person via credit card, cash, or check payable to Da Vinci Charter Academy on the date of the test.  If you have any questions and/or feel this is a financial hardship, please contact your counselor for a fee waiver. 

Da Vinci is required to follow Yolo County public health guidelines. Please keep in mind that last-minute changes may occur and we will work to effectively communicate any new information. The following precautions will be employed:
  • Requiring and/or providing face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, or other PPE. 
  •  Spacing students at least 6 feet apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Encouraging students and staff to practice regular hand-washing.