December Guidance Updates

guidance updates

We would like to communicate the following Guidance Updates for the month of December 2020: Please note, all test dates and information can be subject to change in order to continue to adhere to the COVID19 protocols.  In the event of a COVID19 closure, information will be communicated from the Ambridge Area High School.

ASVAB: Aptitude Battery Test / Career Exploration: Any 10th – 12th Grade Student at Ambridge Area High School

When: Please note: Students will attend in person on their scheduled Garnett or Gray Day.  Students will be required to arrange transportation for pick-up after testing is complete if virtual.

  • January 19, 2021 – Students who are scheduled Gray Team
  • January 20, 2021 – Students who are scheduled Garnett Team

Where: Ambridge Area High School Field House

Cost: Free to all 10th – 12th grade AAHS Student

Check-In:  7:26 AM – Students are to report directly to the Field House

Testing Time: 7:26 AM – 11:15 AM – Testing Lasts Approximately 3.5 Hours.

Sign-Ups: Please e-mail vmisencik@ambridge.k12.pa.us  if you would like to sign your student up for the ASVAB test.

Deadline: Deadline to sign-up for testing is January 15, 2021. In the event of a COVID-19 closure, details about a future testing date will be communicated.

What is the ASVAB: The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success, as well as career measures and occupational career pathways and exploration.  The test is also used to measure Civilian and Military Occupation Routes.  The ASVAB is offered free of charge to any 10th – 12th grade student at Ambridge Senior High School. The test lasts approximately 3 hours and will be conducted during the school day at the Field House.  Please note, students in 10th grade will not be contacted nor scores released for any recruitment purposes.  10th Grade scores and results are for career exploration and measures ONLY. Further information can be found at: https://www.asvabprogram.com

Scores Interpretation: Once the exam has concluded, all students participating on the test can participate in a Career Exploration session with their individualized test results on February 9, 2021 or February 10, 2021 at the High School Field House.  This guide includes an interest inventory that will help students use their interests and ASVAB scores to explore both Civilian and Military Occupations and identify areas of strengths in the occupational field.


The PSAT 8/9:  Any 9th Grade Student at Ambridge Area High School  

When: February 23, 2021 – All students will report directly to the Field House

Where: Ambridge Area High School Field House

Cost: $13 per student (Checks or Money Orders can be made to The Ambridge Area School District)

Check-In: 7:26 AM – Students are to report directly to the Field House

Testing Time: 7:26 AM – 11:00 AM – Tests Lasts Approximately 3 Hours.  Pick-up for students not scheduled on the school day are required to make transportation arrangements for pick-up at the Field House at 11:00 AM.

Sign-Ups: Please e-mail vmisencik@ambridge.k12.pa.us if you would like to sign your student up for the PSAT 8-9. Check or money order for the PSAT 8/9 can be sent to Mrs. Misencik, High School Guidance Office.

Deadline: Deadline to sign-up for testing is January 15, 2021. In the event of a COVID-19 closure, details about a future testing date will be communicated.

What is the PSAT 8/9: The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills as the SAT designed specifically for ninth grade students. The PSAT 8/9 also measures academic strengths, reviews readiness for college academics and provides areas needing remediation prior to sitting for the SAT. Thus students have time to tackle these academic areas long before they take the SAT. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice and tutoring experience. It is the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and it is free.


The PSAT 10: All 10th Grade Student at Ambridge Area High School

When: March 23, 2021

Where: Ambridge Area High School Field House

Cost: The district will cover the cost of this exam for any interested 10th grade student

Check-In: 7:26 AM – Students are to report directly to the Field House

Testing Time: 7:26 AM – 11:30 AM – Tests Lasts Approximately 3.5 Hours with Breaks: Pick-up for students not scheduled on the school day are required to make transportation arrangements for pick-up at the Field House at 11:30 AM.

Sign-Ups:  Please e-mail vmisencik@ambridge.k12.pa.us if you would like to sign your student up for the PSAT 10.

Deadline: Deadline to sign-up for testing is January 15, 2021. In the event of a COVID-19 closure, details about a future testing date will be communicated.

What is the PSAT 10: The PSAT 10 is great practice for the SAT as it tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT—in a way that makes sense for the tenth grade student level.  The PSAT 10 provides a score report students can use to personalize their Khan Academy® SAT practice.  The score reports also list which AP courses students can enroll in at the conclusion of the exam, and areas needed for improvement for the SAT.  It is encouraged any student wishing to pursue post-secondary education or AP classes to sit for the exam to learn their skills prior to the enrollment or SAT test.

Additional Information: In the event of a COVID-19 closure, details about a future testing date will be communicated. Attendance, safety measures and pre-cautions during check-In will be taken at the Field House. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.

www.ambridge.k12.pa.us – Services – Guidance and Counseling – SAT Suite of Assessments: Here you will find PSAT 8-9 and PSAT 10 Student Guide for Information

Any additional questions, please contact the High School Guidance Office at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.

Thank you,

The High School Guidance Department

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