Sharing Great News

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Sharing Great News

Congratulation to our 8th Graders !!!

The Big Apple Academy’s students sharpened their No. 2 pencils for the PSAT scrimmage in October of 2014. The results our students achieved this year exceeded all our expectations and one more time proved the effectiveness of our academic programs. In Mathematics more than 75% of our students scored higher than 80% of 11th grade students who participated in the same exam throughout the United States. What this means is that the level of knowledge and academic skills with which our students graduate from the middle school is equivalent to a high school student in the sophomore and junior year of studies. We are proud of our learners and congratulate them with the achievement of such success!

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, critical reading and writing questions. The PSAT doesn’t count towards college admissions. However, it is the qualifying test for 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 collage.

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 take in the PSAT exam each year. This experience brings tons of 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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