Principal's Message

Principal's Message

October 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

It’s October which means it’s time for our school wide administration of the PSAT and SAT to all students, free of charge!

On Wednesday, October 11th:

  • -Freshmen will be taking the PSAT 9
  • -Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT
  • --Seniors will take the SAT.

The SAT is used by most colleges to determine eligibility for enrollment. Students can use the PSAT results to identify areas of strength and weakness in academic areas. Once students receive results from the College Board, they can target their studies through Khan Academy (which is also free). Juniors who take the PSAT may also qualify for National Merit scholarships. Students should indicate in their answer document if they are interested in receiving information from colleges or scholarship opportunities.

We encourage all students to do their best on this exam – it is a great opportunity!

We will be on a special bell schedule for the testing administration.

And as we look forward to November…

El Modena will be sponsoring a College Application Day on November 3rd. All seniors will have the opportunity to apply for colleges and financial aid with the help of industry experts. This will take place during the school day.

Thank you all for making Vanguard Nation the best school in Orange County!

Dr. Dustin Saxton




Dr. Dustin Saxton, EMHS Principal