Grady High School's
College and Career Center
Serving the college planning needs of Grady students
Grady's 2nd Career Expo is February 14
Not everyone wants to get a four-year college degree. There are lots of great careers available with two-year or technical degrees. Grady's Career Expo features a Panel Discussion during second period and a Career Fair during lunch in the auditorium lobby. Find out about the Georgia Film Academy, Georgia Tech's LEAP program (Logistics Education and Pathways), health care, construction, skilled trades, and more. Meet with representatives from The Home Depot, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, US Postal Service, Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Tech, Urban Ag Counsel, Turner Entertainment (paralegal) and much more!
College Visits in the CCC This Week
Tuesday, February 14
12:14, ARCC Programs: Gap Year and Summer programs abroad.
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.
Upcoming Off Campus Events
Gap Year Fair
Tuesday, February 14
966 W Paces Ferry Road, 30327
Speaker: 6:00 p.m.; Fair: 6:45 to 8:30
Pre-register at usagapyearfairs.org/fairs
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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