Freshman Placement Exam: January 20

The Freshman Placement Exam is required for all current 8th graders in order to best determine placement in 9th grade courses. It is also required to qualify for certain merit-based scholarships. All current 8th grade students must take the Freshman Placement Exam. The test begins at 8:00AM, consists of four 30 minute sections, and concludes around 11:30AM. Parents are welcome to stay in our commons area during the test. We will offer a brief overview of what a transition to high school looks like for students and their families, as well as a discussion about our financial aid packages and potential scholarships. There will also be time for a Q&A session with our Director of Admissions, Mr. Joseph Olson.

The exam is open to all current and prospective  students. Be sure to bring a calculator and #2 pencils! Extra supplies will be available. Juice, coffee, and donuts will be provided by the Admissions Office! 

Headmaster Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt offers these suggestions for successful exams:

  1. Get enough sleep. Students who lack sufficient sleep from staying up too late short circuit their brain’s ability to retain knowledge and wire together all they have learned.
  2. Eat a good breakfast with plenty of protein each morning before exams. Replinishing their bodies with healthy calories by eating a balanced breakfast will sustain our students through their exams.
  3. Pray that God helps them relax, do their best, and be okay with the results. Anxiety robs too many children of peace and confidence. God loves each just as he or she is, regardless of grades earned.

Best of luck to all of our future freshman! Please contact Mr. Olson with any questions at 651-925-8803 or jolson@saintagnesschool.org.

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