In addition to our core curriculum, Shenyang International School also offers the following classes:

SAT, ACT, PSAT Testing

SYIS provides the following college entrance exams for student seeking college admission in the United States:

    • PSAT® (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    • SAT® (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    • ACT® (American College Test)

All 10th and 11th graders participate in the PSAT® The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which is co-sponsored by The College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It is developed, administered and scored for the co-sponsors by Educational Testing Service. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading, math and writing skills that are important for success in college. Critical reading and math sections test a student’s ability to reason with facts and concepts; the multiple-choice writing skills component assesses communication skills.

Most students take the test as high school juniors, but some take it as sophomores or in earlier grades. Information obtained for test results can help students plan their education beyond high school. PSAT/NMSQT scores can be used to estimate probable performance on the SAT®.

The PSAT/NMSQT is used by NMSC as an initial screen of entrants in its annual academic competitions for recognition and college scholarships. NMSC receives the scores of all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Those who qualify to continue in the competitions receive applications from NMSC.