SAT Prep at Penn State York

Three opportunities for students to prepare!

Verbal and Math Prep

Option 1 – Saturdays – March 23 – April 13, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Option 2 – Monday-Thursday – June 24-27, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Option 3 – Monday-Thursday – August 5-8, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

✓ Course provides a review of important English/verbal and math skills assessed in the

SAT I.

✓ Students learn valuable test-taking strategies and become familiar with test format.

✓ Course fee: $225.00 includes the latest version of the book “The Official SAT Study

Guide” from the College Board.

✓ Register to reserve a seat in the class – https://york.psu.edu/community/youth/sat-prep

or call the Program Administrator

Program Administrator: Erin Nelsen, Continuing Education Associate, Penn State

York – 1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, PA 17403

Phone: 717-771-4197 Email: ekn5@psu.edu

Spring 2019 ASVAB

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

The Spring ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, March 27th during blocks 1 & 2.

The ASVAB is a test used for military entrance as well as for further career development. The ASVAB has eight test areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. The test will help you identify your skills in various areas and link them to careers of your interest.

Please click here if you would like to take the spring ASVAB. You can sign up until March 20th.

If you have any questions, please see your counselor!

Testing Information

SAT/ACT Test Dates and Locations for 2020-2021

SAT Updates-April 24, 2020

The College Board has opened up a new test date of September 26, 2020.  Any students who were registered for the June SAT will have the ability to transfer their test administration from June to any other test dates in 2020-2021 in their College Board account starting May 26th (you will have early access to do this before the test dates open up to everyone else).  Any juniors who have not previously taken the SAT will also have early access to sign up for the Aug, Sept and Oct test dates on May 26th.  Please reach out to your School Counselor with any questions.

SAT Updates

The College Board is cancelling the May 2nd SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Students who already registered for the May 2nd test date will receive refunds. The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations.

They have not yet cancelled the June 6th SAT and SAT Subject Test administration and will continue to assess its status with the health and safety of students and educators as their top priority.

2019-2020 SAT/ACT Test Dates and LocationsUpdated

Due to construction at the High School there has been a change to the previously posted SAT/ACT testing schedule. Penn Manor will be unable to host the SAT or the ACT in June 2020. Please see below for the remaining test dates and locations for this year.

SAT (Register at www.collegeboard.com)

March 14, 2020 (Reg deadline Feb 14) hosted at Conestoga Valley, Ephrata, Hempfield, Manheim Township, Warwick

May 2, 2020 (Reg deadline April 3) hosted at Conestoga Valley, Ephrata, McCaskey, Solanco

June 6, 2020 (Reg deadline May 8) hosted at Conestoga Valley, Hempfield

ACT (Register at http://www.act.org)

April 4, 2020 (Reg deadline is February 28) hosted at Cedar Crest, Conestoga Valley, HACC, Warwick

June 13, 2020 (Reg deadline is May 8) hosted at McCaskey

Penn Manor’s School Code is 392655

ACT Academy, New Online ACT Test Prep Platform

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ACT launched their new test prep program, ACT Academy, this March. The program is free and provides personalized practice for the ACT.

The ACT Academy will help students improve their readiness for the ACT test and college and career by giving them the resources they need to increase their understanding of core academic skills.

Take advantage of this free resource and check out the ACT Academy by clicking on this link: https://academy.act.org/

Spring 2018 ASVAB

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

The Spring ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, March 28th during blocks 1 & 2.

The ASVAB is a test used for military entrance as well as for further career development. The ASVAB has eight test areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. The test will help you identify your skills in various areas and link them to careers of your interest.

Please click the link below if you would like to take the spring ASVABhttps://goo.gl/forms/oVTNmkQs5ut2NPiS2

If you have any questions, please see your counselor!

How to understand your PSAT scores

College board created a very helpful video providing you with information on how to understand and get the most out of your PSAT scores! It is important to understand these scores because they give you a great understanding of how you will do on the SAT and how ready you are for college. In the short video, you will gain knowledge on how to interpret your test scores, cross-test scores and subscores, which provide you with more specific details on how you did in certain areas. This is a great resource because it allows you to see the areas in which you could improve so that you are ready for the SAT.

Click here to view the video on how to understand your PSAT scores and how to make the most of them!

ACT’s Guide to a Successful Sophomore Year

Are you a sophomore student confused about what you should be doing this year to prepare yourself for life after high school?

If your answer is yes, please check out ACT’s ebook, “Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize“. This book includes helpful information and tips about:

  • scheduling courses
  • how to be successful in your classes
  • importance of extracurricular activities
  • college and career planning
  • ACT activities

As a reminder, on October 11th all sophomore students will be taking the Pre-ACT at Penn Manor High School. The Pre-ACT provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with college entrance testing as well as gives students an idea on how they would do on the actual ACT. In addition, the Pre-ACT includes an interest inventory which will align students’ interests to college and career paths.

If you have any questions, please stop by the guidance office or email your counselor!

Interested in Taking the ASVAB?

The Fall ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 14th during blocks 1 & 2. The ASVAB is offered to Junior and Senior students only.

The ASVAB is a test used for military entrance as well as for further career development. The ASVAB has eight test areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. The test will help you identify your skills in various areas and link them to careers of your interest. 

Click ASVAB if you would like to sign up!

If you sign up to take the test, please continue to check your student email account for test day information. You will receive test day information in the beginning of October! If you have any questions, please see your counselor. 

Military Contacts:

Staff Sergeant Kenneth E. Wallace – U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter C: (717) 333-4409 Email: Kenneth.wallace@marines.usmc.mil

Second Class Petty Officer Tiara Culp – Navy Recruiter C: (717) 803-0095 Email: tiara.l.culp@navy.mil

Staff Sergeant Cynthia Barraza – Army Recruiter C: (717) 209-1452 Email: cynthia.m.barraza.mil@mail.mil

Sergeant Jarrett G. Seigle – National Guard Recruiter C: (717) 448-1906 Email: Jarrett.g.seigle.mil@mail.mil

ASVAB Practice Sites:

Go to 4tests.com
– Select “Professional Exams”
– Select “Military Exams”
– Select “AFQT”
– PRACTICE!

Go to uniontestprep.com, Click section for ASVAB 

For more information on the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, visit http://www.asvabprogram.com.

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SAT/ACT Test Dates for 2017-2018

 

2017-2018 SAT & ACT Test Dates and Locations
Penn Manor School Code # 392655

SAT Dates and Locations (Register at www.collegeboard.com)

Test Date                   Registration Deadline                      Location

August 26, 2017        July 28, 2017                                   Columbia, Ephrata

October 7, 2017        September 8, 2017                          Columbia, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                             Ephrata, Garden Spot,                                                                                                         Hempfield, Manheim Township,                                                                                           Penn Manor, Solanco

November 4, 2017    October 5, 2017                              Columbia, McCaskey, Warwick

December 2, 2017    November 2, 2017                          Columbia, Linden Hall

March 10, 2018         February 9, 2018                            Columbia, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                              Hempfield, Penn Manor,                                                                                                    Manheim Township, Warwick

May 5, 2018              April 6, 2018                                   Columbia, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                              Ephrata, Garden Spot,                                                                                                        McCaskey, Solanco

June 2, 2018             May 3, 2018                                   Columbia, Hempfield
Penn Manor SAT Test Center Number: 39424

 

ACT Dates and Locations (Register at http://www.act.org)

Test Date                  Registration Deadline                      Location

September 9, 2017   August 4, 2017                                Conestoga Valley, Warwick

October 28, 2017      September 22, 2017                       Cedar Crest, Garden Spot,                                                                                                 HACC, Penn Manor

December 9, 2017     November 3, 2017                         Cedar Crest, HACC, McCaskey

February 10, 2018     January 12, 2018                           HACC

April 14, 2018            March 9, 2018                               Cedar Crest, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                         Garden Spot, HACC, Warwick

June 9, 2018             May 4, 2018                                   McCaskey, Penn Manor

July 14, 2018           June 15, 2018
Penn Manor ACT Test Center Number: 160230

AP Exam Scores

AP students will be able to access their scores online in July.  In order to get your scores there are a couple of things that should be done ahead of time.

  1. Sign up for a College Board account if you don’t already have one.  If you don’t have one you can sign up for one at apscore.org. You will need an account to access your scores in July.  Make sure to keep your username and password in a safe place.
  2. Make sure to put the important information (student pack, student AP number) in a safe place so that you know where it is in July so that you can access your scores.  Remember that we did use your Penn Manor student id as an identifier so you should be able to use that number as well.
  3. Make note to visit apscore.org in July to retrieve your scores.  They will not be sent to you.

SAT Registration Deadline Approaching

Just a reminder that the deadline to sign up for the March 11th SAT here at Penn Manor High School is February 10th.  You can register at www.collegeboard.com  Penn Manor’s test center code is 39424.

Don’t wait until the last minute to ensure that there is still room. If you are interested in a fee waiver for the SAT and think that you may qualify please stop by the guidance office. If you have any questions please talk with your School Counselor.