Juniors and Parents,

Please see the information below regarding the optional PSAT test on Tuesday, October 24th. The PSAT is typically taken by a few students each year that typically score very highly on standardized tests.  Scoring exceptionally high can result in being selected to take part in the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC).  Additionally, if a parent is employed by a company that takes part in the NMSC, students may be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities through that employer.

The PSAT will not help you improve your ACT score.  All juniors will be taking a practice ACT on October 17th, please watch for those emails.

If you have scored in the top 95% of test takers on previous standardized tests, or your parent works at a company that participates, it may be worth your time to take the optional PSAT.

Use this google form to sign up for the PSAT, students must sign up while logged into their WHS gmail accounts.

The Deadline to sign up will be Friday  September 15th.


The PSAT will take place on: Wednesday October 24th FROM 7:25am TO 11:00am.  The cost of the test is $18.00, payable at the time of testing.  If you would like to take the PSAT, click the link above (you must be signed in to your WHS google email) by:  SEPTEMBER 15th (this Friday).  There is a limit to the number of students that can take the test so we will reserve first come, first served.

If you are not sure if you should take the PSAT, please discuss it with your counselor.  See more info below.

What Is The PSAT?

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) measures the verbal, math, and writing skills that students have developed over the course of their education.  This is a practice test and scores will only be reported to the student and the High School.  There is a scholarship competition associated with the PSAT test for students with very high scores.

Who Should NOT Take The PSAT?

If you are: NOT A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE BOUND student.


If you are:  A four-year college bound student who is intending to use this test to prepare for the ACT test.  The PSAT test will instead prepare you for the SAT, which is NOT preferred at any Wisconsin school or midwestern colleges.