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!

2018-2019 SAT/ACT Test Dates and Locations

Check out all the upcoming SAT and ACT Dates and Locations. View PDFHere: 2018-2019-SAT-ACT-test-dates1

2018-2019 ACT and SAT Test Dates and Locations

Penn Manor School Code # 392655

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

Test Date Registration Deadline Location
August 25, 2018 July 27, 2018 Columbia, McCaskey, Penn Manor, Solanco
October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Hempfield, Manheim Township, Penn Manor, Solanco
November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 Columbia, McCaskey, Warwick
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 Columbia
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Hempfield, Manheim Township, Warwick
May 4,  2019 April 5, 2019 Columbia, Conestoga Valley, McCaskey, Solanco
June 1, 2019 May 2, 2019 Columbia, Hempfield, Penn Manor

Penn Manor SAT Test Center Number: 39424

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

Test Date Registration Deadline Location
September 8, 2018 August 3, 2018 Conestoga Valley, Warwick
October 27, 2018 September 21, 2018 Cedar Crest, Garden Spot, HACC, Penn Manor
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 Cedar Crest, HACC, McCaskey
February 9, 2019 January 4, 2019 HACC
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 Cedar Crest, Conestoga Valley,  Garden Spot, HACC, Warwick
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 McCaskey, Penn Manor
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019

Penn Manor ACT Test Center Number: 160230

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?

If you are a student in 11th or 12th grade and need some help making career decisions, then think about taking the ASVAB. The ASVAB is the entrance exam used by the military and it is also a great personal interest and skills assessment tool. The ASVAB will be offered on October 11th at Penn Manor High School at 7:45 A.M. If interested, please sign-up at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/tSgjNkW4BFfWcx2t1

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The ASVAB-Career Exploration Program can help you take steps toward finding a career that is right for you! You can benefit from the program whether you plan to pursue further education after high school, join the military, or enter the work force right away.

The program is designed to help you:

                   A. Learn more about yourself and the world of work.

                   B. Explore occupations in line with your interests and skills.

                   C. Develop an effective strategy to realize your career goals.

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

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.