As part of North Carolina’s READY Initiative, all 8thgrade students will take the EXPLORE assessment. In addition, all 10thgrade students will take the PLAN assessment. All 11th gradestudents will take the ACT assessment.
Students wishing to participate in the National MeritScholarship program will need to take the PSAT in the fall of their 11th.We encourage students who wish to participate to take the PSAT in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.
Pender County Students may access ACT and SAT prep coursesand/or practice at the following websites: