The Aspire is to the ACT, as the PSAT is to the SAT. The Aspire is designed to be taken in the fall of 10th grade, whereas the PSAT is generally taken in the fall of 11th grade. Newton South hosts the PSAT on October 18 (click here for more information). To see a summary of the differences between the SAT and the ACT, click here.
Newton North offers the Aspire test on November 1. The Aspire includes English, math, reading and science, plus questions on students’ interests for career and post-high school education planning. If your sophomore is interested in taking the Aspire exam, please contact Anthony Patelis at Newton North first. Then send a check for $33 (made out to City of Newton) to Anthony Patelis, Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newton MA 02460. Put your child’s name in the memo line. The deadline is October 24. For more information on the Aspire, click here.