Academic Honor Designations
National Merit Scholarship Program
Students qualify for this program through excellent performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in the 11th Grade.
PSAT testing takes place in October (see school calendar) and is given during the school day. Poway Unified provides the test at no charge to all 10th grade students. 9th and 11th grade students can register and pay for the test at the school finance office. Look for information during registration each year. Taking the test gives students access to a vast array of tools from College Board that students and families find useful.