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                          Guidance News - September 2019

                      Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year!


The ACT can only be administered at the Block Island School on October 26, 2019 & April 4, 2020. The registration deadline for October’s test is September 22. Seniors and their families must plan accordingly. Students have the option to take the test off-site. ACT test dates and test locations can be found online at .


The PSAT/NMSQT is scheduled for October 16, 2019. It will be administered to all Juniors beginning promptly at 8:00 A.M. Students will be dismissed from testing at 11:15. Plan to be on time to school, bring a quick snack to rejuvenate your energy during a brief break, and get a full night’s sleep. More on this will come home with your student.


Testing resources can be found on:



College Fair:

Monday, September 23, 2019 / 6-8 PM McCoy Stadium

Hosted by The College Planning Center

I encourage Juniors and Senior to attend. It is an opportunity for students to meet face to face with the regional admissions representative. Most often, they are the person reading your application. Additionally, you can ask about scholarships!!


Looking Ahead.....
All college bound males must register when they turn 18 to be eligible to receive financial aid.
It is simple and easy to do at




The Guidance Counselor is in:
September 3 & 4
September 9 & 10
September 16 & 17
September 23 & 24
September 30
October 1
October 7 & 8
October 15 & 16
October 21 & 22
October 28 & 29