PSAT, ASVAB, CEW create busy week at BPHS


Hawk Eye Staff

The word “academics” welcomes students to said wing of the school.

Buckle up, students!  It’s going to be a hectic week here at BPHS.

Sophomores will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and the ASVAB on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Any juniors wanting to participate in the PSAT must have registered and paid the $18 fee as explained in a prior email from Mr. Bruce, BPHS Counselor. 

Sophomores are automatically on the list for the PSAT and do not need to take any action. However, any juniors who wish to participate again in the ASVAB to be shared with the military may also participate this year at no cost and should sign up in the Counseling Office.

Both these tests are important for students due to them being an alternative pathway to fulfilling Keystone requirements. Also, juniors scoring high on the PSAT will be eligible for National Merit Scholarships. 

During the two-day testing period, freshman and juniors will be completing important CEW assignments which are needed to meet PA graduation requirements.

Also, freshmen will participate in an assembly presented by Steel Center which provides quality career and technical education to high school students beginning in the 10th grade.

Seniors are encouraged to use the time to continue their post-secondary searches, college applications, and scholarship searches in Naviance. 

If seniors have their own transportation, they have the option to complete this task in school or from home but must report to Homeroom by 9:15 a.m. If seniors have any early releases, they will base it on the time they leave rather than the period. They can sit in the cafeteria during the periods they are not usually here.

On Wednesday, lunch periods will be 27 minutes while class periods will be 13 or 14 minutes. On Thursday, lunch periods will be 27 minutes but class periods will be 18 minutes.

Not only do we have an adjusted schedule Wednesday and Thursday, but on Tuesday we will have a 45-minute homeroom so that students taking the PSAT can complete the required paperwork. All classes will become 37 minutes long.

Good luck to all sophomores and any juniors taking the tests. You’ve got this!