Dear Stuyvesant High School Community, READ THIS LETTR IN CHINESE HERE
Since the start of this school year we have had to make several difficult decisions as result of the changing circumstances caused by the pandemic. Every important decision we have made has been examined to weigh the tradeoffs and possible options while incorporating the feedback from our students, staff, and families. After careful consideration of the current factors, Stuyvesant High School will not administer the PSAT on January 26, 2021.
The decision to cancel the January PSAT was primarily a result of two critical factors:
We recognize the PSAT has been a priority for our students particularly for our juniors focused on qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship, which is why we took the necessary steps in working in concert with the Parent Association and the School Leadership Team to explore a possible administration of the PSAT in January. The collaborative effort made by the school and the Parent Association included:
Our next steps will focus on the in-school administration of the March 2021 SAT for current Grade 11 students, since the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will accept SAT scores taken from August 2020 to June 2021, in lieu of the PSAT. Students can be considered for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program (please review carefully).
It is important to note, the NYC DOE has not made a decision on the in-school SAT scheduled on March 3, 2021; however, we will continue to work closely with both the College Board and NYC DOE to determine next steps. We will continue to update you when we have more information.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to explore options for our students.
Stuyvesant High School Administration