Northwest Early College Students Outperform State, National Averages in PSAT Scores

The path to college is not always an easy one, but students at Northwest Early College High School (NWECHS) in the Canutillo Independent School District are well ahead of state and national averages.

NWECHS Principal Tracy Speaker-Gerstheimer emphasized the importance of having their students college-ready.

“We give a lot of attention and care to the preparation of our students for college,” Speaker-Gerstheimer said. “Many in our community don’t understand how to navigate the path to college. We are here to support the students with guidance, tutoring and give an SAT prep camp on Saturdays.”

NWECHS students averaged a total score of 1051 on the PSAT while the state mean was 970 and the nation averaged 1019 on the test.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.

The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

As for any eighth graders – from any district – who are interested in attending Northwest Early College High School for the 2017-18 school year, they have until January 26, 2017 to apply for admission.

Interested students and parents can click HERE  for more information.