Attention 8th Grade Parents


Dear Parent & Student,

I am excited to announce that every 8th grade student will have the opportunity to sit for the Preliminary SAT 8/9.

The PSAT 8/9 evaluates the skills each student has developed in critical reading, mathematics and writing; and also provides tools for a student to reach his or her college and career goals.  Because the PSAT 8/9 evaluates the same skills as the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT, taking this assessment is an effective way for a student to start getting ready for the SAT.  Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 gives each student personalized feedback about their academic strengths and weaknesses, helping each student to prepare for success in college and careers.

Every student who takes the PSAT 8/9 is provided with a comprehensive results report that commends the student on areas they have mastered and provides feedback on the areas they need to focus for improvement.

One additional way that a student can benefit from participation in this assessment in future years is by performing stronger on the PSAT/NMSQT assessment in high school, particularly in 11th grade.  Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade may be eligible to enter competitions for college scholarships and other academic recognition programs.  Additional information will be provided to you during the spring of the 10th grade year in preparation for the upcoming test in the fall of the 11th grade year.

Students attending school face-to-face will be automatically registered for the test.  MyPCS students must use

to register for the PSAT 8/9 no later than Monday, September 21st so that we are able to properly plan for each test session.  (Please note – parents of MyPCS students are responsible for transportation to and from the school on test day.)

Parents, we appreciate your support of this assessment as your student continues their journey through middle and high school and beyond.

Students, we hope you will put forth your best effort on test day, to allow us to support your unique needs on your journey toward college and career success.


Matthew Miller (8th Grade Assistant Principal)

Test Schedule for Safety Harbor Middle School:


  • In person students will test on October 27th
  • MyPCS students will test on October 28th


What to Bring:  2 No. 2 pencils & a scientific calculator