Grady High School's
College and Career Center
Serving the college planning needs of Grady students
End of Year Events in the CCC:
Monday, May 1, all day: Decisions and Donuts!
Seniors, you've made it! Stop by to celebrate your decision, sign a poster with the school you're attending, and get a celebratory donut!
Thursday, May 4, during lunch: Professors' Panel
Also for Seniors! Several professors from area colleges will stop by during lunch to talk to you about how to succeed academically in college. This is important insight!
Saturday, May 6, 10 to 12:30: College Launch
Juniors, it's your turn! Bring your parents and learn about what you can do this summer to get a head start on the college application process this fall. Topics covered will include: essay writing (with a guest speaker from Agnes Scott), making your college list, getting letters of recommendation, and a financial aid overview.
Tuesday, May 16, during lunch: Seniors 2 Juniors
Juniors, this is also for you. Bring your lunch to the CCC and talk to the seniors who have just completed this process. Find out what they wish they had known last year at this time.
The CCC will Close on Friday, May 12
Ceasar Mitchell presents his free annual College Prep Series
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 a.m.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Atlanta, 30310
Come for free practice tests for SAT, ACT, and PSAT. Free parent workshops, as well! Scores Back Celebration on May 6, 9:00 a.m.
Register at www.DreamUpAtlanta.com
Seniors, do you need help comparing your financial aid award letters?
CCC Scholarship: Thanks to Everyone Who Applied!
The two winners will be announced at Visions of the Future.
Achieve Atlanta Scholarship
Up to $5,000 per year for APS graduates pursuing post-secondary education.
The Lee Project Scholarship
Are you attending Georgia State University next year? The Lee Project Scholarship offers three $2,000 scholarships to GSU with preference given to Grady graduates! Applications are due April 28. For more information, visit their website.
Parents: Time for that College Money Talk!
FREE SAT PREP
The College Board has teamed up with Khan Academy to provide this free website to help students tune up for the new SAT. The site provides six practice tests that students can download and take and then get their scores using an iOS or Android app. Students can also set up a regimen of daily practice questions in the four tested subjects. The site also helps students register, understand the format of the test, and set up study groups. Find the link here.
Grady Scholarship Guide
Grady Counselors have prepared a great list of scholarship opportunities. Check it out here!
New Tool Allows Students to Compare Degrees and Salaries at Georgia Colleges
The AJC reports on a cool new tool from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement that allows students to compare degrees and salaries across Georgia colleges.
The nifty career calculator allows students to see earnings by degree type, program of study, and public postsecondary educational institution. The official name of the computer program is the
Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings dashboard. Check it out here!
Need Testing Accommodations for the ACT or SAT?
Both testing companies are making it easier for students with documented learning differences to get accommodations! For more information, read this report from Applerouth (www.applerouth.com)
Interested in a Career in Film?
Check Out the Georgia Film Academy!
The film industry in Georgia is booming, and there is an
increasing need for on-set jobs. On average these jobs earn $84,000 per year,
but they also require specific skills and experience.
The Georgia Film Academy is a program that offers extensive
hands on experience and training. It is available through a number of schools
in the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of
Georgia, including Clayton State, Columbus State, Georgia College, Georgia
Piedmont Tech, Gwinnett Tech, and Kennesaw State, among others. For those who want
to earn a certification only, but not college credit, Clayton State offers the
If you want to work in film in Georgia, check it out at www.georgiafilmacademy.org.
Grady Students Visited Albany State and Valdosta State in November. Next step: Apply!
FAFSA Is Now Live!
ACT and SAT Test Prep
Check the CCC website for free and paid test prep options.
One easy idea is for students to download the free, Daily Practice SAT app,
which provides a question a day.
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