On Wednesday, October 17, Trinity's student body will be involved in a series of activities that will vary from the normal school day.
All freshmen will participate in the EXPLORE program. EXPLORE is a program that assesses academic progress at the ninth grade level, helps students understand and begin to explore the wide range of career options open to them, and assists them in developing a high school coursework plan that prepares them to achieve their post-high school goals.
All sophomores will take the PLAN Test. This test measures development in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. The test format is identical to the ACT, one of the two college entrance exams. It is, therefore, excellent practice for the ACT. The PLAN test also identifies career interests and measures study skills.
All juniors are scheduled to take the PSAT/NMSQT test. The PSAT measures verbal and quantitative reasoning abilities and prepares students for college admission tests such as the SAT I and ACT test, which are given in the spring. The PSAT also awards National Merit Scholarships to top students and signals colleges to mail recruitment information. The juniors received a PSAT Student Bulletin that contains test taking tips, sample questions, NMSQT scholarship information, and the entire practice test.
As a measure of our commitment to the academic preparation and educational future of our young people, Trinity High School will pay the registration fee for each of these tests. Parents will have no out-of-pocket cost. All students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM when testing is complete.
Due to the fact that the entire faculty will be needed to administer these programs, the members of the senior class will not be present in the building on that day. Instead, we suggest seniors choose one of the options listed below:
Students may use this day to visit a two-year, four-year or technical school.
This is an opportunity for students to experience a typical work day outside of their Pre-Professional Internship. While shadowing, students should inquire about the job requirements, expectations, training and educational background needed to be successful in the profession.
If you have questions about the test day, please contact Mrs. Bacho, Principal, at 216-581-5755, or Mrs. Wisinski, Director of Guidance, at 216-581-1644 ext. 5012.