Ninth Grade

Welcome to your Freshman year!

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College Planning Freshman Year
College Board: College Planning Calendar for Freshmen

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

7 things to know about college rankings – A must-read for any family in the midst of the college search process. The folks at Best College Fit have done an excellent job explaining the sham that is the college rankings game. My favorite takeaway “If rankings guides are so useful, why will barely half of entering college freshmen graduate from any college in their lifetime, and far fewer graduate from the college they initially chose?” (posted 10/13/15).

Testing and College Planning Dates

  • October PSAT 
  • December PLAN test (practice ACT)
  • April College planning in classes/advisory
  • April ACT test at Nova
  • May AP Testing at Nova | Registration Form
  • June Finals

The National Center for Fair and Open Testing works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.