Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has canceled the PSAT exam scheduled for Jan. 26 at all high schools. More than 700 students were set to take the exam at their home high school, and CCPS is canceling out of COVID-19 safety concerns. The PSAT/ NMSQT will not be rescheduled for the 2020-21 school year.
High school freshmen and juniors who registered to take the exam will receive a refund of the $18 fee. CCPS covers the cost of any high school sophomore who takes the exam. Parents of students who paid the exam fee for their child through My School Bucks will receive a refund check from their child’s school. High school testing coordinators will work with financial secretaries to issue all refunds. Schools will contact parents by email about refunds.
Any high school junior registered to take the PSAT as a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship can still apply without taking the exam. Details for juniors interested in applying are posted on the National Merit website at https://tinyurl.com/y2qpevv3.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).