The EOS Guidance Department has pursued and been granted the opportunity to offer the SAT on a school day. This is a new venture put forth by The College Board and only a handful of high schools in CT have been extended this opportunity. Although The College Board is promoting this as a free SAT, it really isn't. The on-line registration is free, but students will need to pay EOSHS for a student voucher in order to register. Note that 11th graders will have this same opportunity in April. Below is the press release prepared by The College Board.
"Beginning Monday (September 10), high school seniors at EOSHS can register for the district’s first-ever SAT® School Day, an in-school college entrance exam scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17. The SAT School Day helps states and districts foster a college-going culture and increases access to college, especially among first-generation college-bound students. The SAT can also be an important tool for assessing students’ mastery of state standards in mathematics, reading and writing and evaluating a school or district’s educational policies and programs to determine how well they are serving all of their students.
Students can register for SAT School Day online at http://sat.org/fallsatschoolday through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Registering is easy. Students only need three things: an email account, a free College Board online account, and their SAT student voucher, available from the Guidance Department. Upon receipt of payment, each student will receive her/his student voucher. Every SAT registration includes up to four free score reports that can be sent to colleges and scholarship services.
Taking the SAT opens doors to opportunities beyond high school and a wide range of free resources:
If a student has already registered for a regularly scheduled SAT and would like instead to take it on October 17, s/he should call Customer Service at The College Board and request a transfer to the School Day administration. In this case, the change fee is waived and the student must provide a voucher number to Customer Service. This number will trigger an automatic refund to the student.