Sharing Great News! PSAT 2019

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The Big Apple Academy's students unraveled their full arsenal of knowledge for the PSAT scrimmage 2019.  Their scores outperformed even our highest expectations! In English Language Arts, Big Apple Academy 8th graders have exhibited results higher than 95% of all 9th graders nationwide.  In Mathematics, 98% of our graduating class scored higher than 9th grade students across the nation.  We salute our students and recognize the distinguished committed work of their subject and classroom teachers. Tatyana Khristenko, Mark Silverberg, Irina Sterlikova, Tatyana Kovalchuk, and Aira Ruda-Semerikova have demonstrated high professional dedication in leading our students to academic success!

We would like to acknowledge the work of our respective heads of Math and English Departments, Mrs. Violetta Dubinina and Mrs. Dina Kuzminer. These titans of their respective fields have developed the curricula that prepare the Big Apple Academy learners in the most advanced and efficient of ways, thus enabling our students to compete successfully with their older counterparts nationwide.

Vlad Gorny

What is PSAT?

The PSAT is a nationwide, multiple-choice test taken by about 3.4 million high school students every year–mostly sophomores and juniors. A great primer for the SAT and even the ACT, the PSAT includes math, evidence-based reading and writing questions. The PSAT doesn't count towards college admissions. However, it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarships. That means that the highest scoring students may win scholarship money. In short, the PSAT is a student’s first official step on the road to college.

Taking PSAT in Eighth Grade?

The Big Apple Academy offers students the accelerated and diversified curriculum in Mathematics that facilitates their intellectual growth, expands individual interests, and promotes students’ scholastic achievements. Ascending the academic ladder from one grade level to another right until the middle school, our students accumulate a great deal of knowledge that allows them to meet challenges of all types of testing. Therefore, our eight graders confidently participate in the PSAT exam each year. This experience brings many academic benefits to students and teachers. Students become familiar with the test format and receive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses reflecting on skills necessary for college study. They can, then, focus their preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.


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