Since the school year started, Team 10 has been working to prepare our sophomore students for the PSAT coming in October. With this year’s implementation of the SAT test, students and teachers are being proactive with practicing SAT questions and reviewing test-taking strategies. Every teacher and every subject, from math to physical education, is participating in PSAT preparation. Mr. Tolene, the sophomore physical education instructor says, “That is what makes Clemente special… not only do teachers say we care about our kids, we back it up with action.” Moving from the ACT to the SAT, students and teachers will have to make some changes to how they approach the college entrance exam.
Sophomore student Jordan Brown was asked about his thoughts on the SAT. He said, “When I see that the SAT is coming down the line, I think about what college I am going to go to…” Tianais Rodriguez, another sophomore student, said, “I get a little nervous when I hear the phrase SAT, but I know I will be ready for it…” Davosier Rutledge was asked what comes to mind when he thinks about the SAT and his response was, “I’m not scared.”
Clemente students are eager to learn, grow, and do well on this assessment. Teachers need to support their students to make success on this test a reality. Luckily, Clemente’s leadership has been proactive in equipping teachers with knowledge and strategies with regards to test preparation. Principal Marcey Sorensen, Assistant Principal Jamie Crosen, and team leaders like Eliza Bryant, communicate the school’s vision, policies, and initiatives until they are realized.