As noted on the Helias Catholic School Calendar,  Juniors that have signed up to take the PSAT Test on Wednesday, October 10, 2018,  need to arrive at Columbia College Jefferson City Campus between 8 and 8:15 a.m.  The test will take place from 8:30 a.m. until approximately noon.  Columbia College Jefferson City Campus is located at 3314 Emerald Lane.

The PSAT prepares students for college admission tests and encourages them to consider college as an option.  By taking the PSAT, students also compete for National Scholarships like the National Merit Scholarship and are placed on college mailing lists.

The PSAT assesses knowledge and skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses as well as through experiences outside the classroom.  The test measures developed verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities important for successful academic performance in college.  The PSAT assesses the ability to reason with facts and concepts rather than the ability to recall and recite them.