PSATs: Know Where To Go!

PSATs are coming soon for Freshmen, but this schedule is not just for them.


Raven Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

On October 9th, all freshmen will be taking their PSATs in the morning. Everyone who has taken the PSATs knows how scary and intimidating their first PSAT was, and those students know how frustrating it can be to feel distracted during a test. Luckily for the Freshmen, the school will be much more distraction free. There will be a special schedule on this day in order to accomodate the PSATs. 

Freshman will have to be at school and ready to test by 7:40 a.m. on this day. They will test until 11:00 a.m. and then go about the rest of their day as usual. The only difference is that all seven classes for students will be substantially shorter. The bus schedule for these students will be normal, so transportation for these students will not be a problem. 

Lunch for all students will be from 11-11:30 a.m. following the testing. What this means for 10th through 12th graders is a three hour and thirty minute late start, and the potential to sleep in! Classes on this day will start at 11:30 for all students and they will all follow this schedule: 


11:30 – 11:55 1st Period 

12:00 – 12:26 2nd Period 

12:31 – 12:57 3rd Period 

1:02 – 1:28 4th Period 

1:33 – 1:59 5th Period 

2:04 – 2:30 6th Period 

2:35 – 3:00 7th Period


Buses will still be provided for those students. They will pick up students three hours and thirty minutes later than their usual pickup time, so the students who this applies to should check their schedules and make sure they know when their pickup time will be on this day. All buses will be leaving the school at their normal time of 3:15 p.m. on this day. 

While the freshmen may not get to sleep in like the rest of the school, they will still benefit from this schedule. PSATs can be stressful enough because most students do not know what to expect the first time around. This schedule eliminates added distractions so that the only focus for these students is doing their best on the test. 

Those who are taking the test should make sure to rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and brush up on Math and English. Also, remember that there are many Coronado students who have already taken the PSAT before, and many of them will be supportive and cheer on of all the students who are taking the test for their first time this year. That being said, good luck on the PSATs Class of 2023!