Freshman Facts

Making the Most of your Freshman Year at Saint Augustine!

SAHS Counseling Support

The Counseling Department at St. Augustine High School wants to help YOU set and achieve your college and career goals. Below are some resources you can access to help you make a plan for your high school career that is meaningful to you.

Important Back to School Notes

When we begin to transition back to in-person learning, please remember to:

  1. Wear a mask!
  2. Bring a water bottle/hydroflask. Water fountains will only be used for refilling bottles.
  3. Carry your books for the day. There will be limited locker access to limit large gathering areas.
  4. Observe social distancing mandates. Please remain 6 feet apart.
  5. Observe one way traffic in hallways.
  6. Marty's cafe will be closed. Pack a lunch and snacks.
  7. Students will be allowed to eat outside but not in interior hallways.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to anyone on campus!

Important Upcoming Events for 9th Grade

Dress Days Calendar

First day of school - August 25th

Meet the Teachers Night - September 9th, 6:30pm (TBD)

Class Add/Drop Deadline - September 11th

Freshman Parent College Night - September 23rd, 6:30pm (Theater)

Counseling Support YOU can expect...

  • Freshmen meet with their counselor at least once each semester for academic advising. During these uncertain times, these meetings may occur by Zoom.
  • Freshmen take the PSAT 8/9 and sophomores take the PSAT. The results do not count for college admissions.
  • Freshmen are introduced to Scoir and college requirements and begin to build their resumes.
  • Students develop four-year plans with their parents and counselor. There is a college information evening for parents of freshmen and sophomores each year.

PSAT 2020, TBD

What is the PSAT and why is it important?

The PSAT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but when taken in 11th grade, it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while you shouldn’t stress out about the PSAT, you certainly shouldn’t ignore it either. Use the PSAT as practice as a 9th and 10th grader for the SAT and ACT. It can be an important guidepost on your college admissions journey.

  • The PSAT 8/9 given to 9th graders at Saints, tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT.
  • It measures what students are already learning, and provides detailed feedback that lets them know where they need the most improvement.
  • For more info on the PSAT 8/9 that your Saintsman will take , click here!

AFTER THE PSAT... Results and Free Test Prep

The PSAT is done: Understand Your Score Report :Sample Freshman/Sophomore Score Report

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