This message was sent out by our counselor, Ms Romero (formally Galvan). If you have questions, please reach out to Ms Romero. Yes, the majority of colleges across the country are continuing their “test-optional” application process for next year. 

Esteemed Parents and Students of McCallum 11th grade: 

We will be offering an optional free of cost SAT Administration (without the Essay) on Wednesday, March 3, for our McCallum 11th graders. This administration will be IN-PERSON on the McCallum campus. There is no remote online administration available.

To make sure that you are registered to take the test, please complete this survey: https://cutt.ly/9kptiBQ as soon as possible. Registration will close on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

You MUST submit this survey by this date in order to be registered for this test. This allows us to accommodate staff and students for the number of students that would like to test in order to continue to abide by safety guidelines and protocols. If this form is not submitted, we will assume you are opting out of taking it. 

On this testing date, we will continue to enforce our safety protocols of requiring masks to be worn at all times, social distancing, complete AISD screener COVID questions, and temperature checks prior to entry. Students will be provided number two pencils and a graphing calculator, but are of course welcomed to bring their own. Snacks will not be permitted to minimize taking off masks while testing, but students are allowed to bring a bottle of water. Other belongings should be left at home. We will try to keep the number of students per room as small as possible, and may be able to offer courtyard testing to those students that are interested.

Testing will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and may not end until 2 p.m. at the latest. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date for those students that have opted in.

If you decide to opt-out or cannot make that date, College Board offers multiple opportunities to take the SAT directly through them. The difference would be that there will be a fee for those administrations. Here is the information for how you can register directly through College Board: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

For SAT Test Prep Resources, check out our Counselor Website at: https://www.maccounselors.com/sat-prep

If you have questions regarding this SAT administration on March 3, please reach out to our McCallum SAT Coordinators: Loren Croom (loren.croom@austinisd.org)  and Daniela Romero (daniela.galvanortiz@austinisd.org).

For COVID Safety concerns/questions, please contact Assistant Principal Andy Baxa (andy.baxa@austinisd.org).

Daniela Romero (formerly Galván)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
McCallum High School Counselor
Student Last Names Hr-Mi for 9-11th Graders/ He-Me for Seniors