ATLANTA – With a record number of high school students opting to pursue a higher education,
competition can get tough.
To again help metro Atlanta students achieve that ultimate educational opportunity, Atlanta City
Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell will host his 10th semi-annual College Prep Series, offering
free college prep entrance exams and counseling for students and parents.
The series’ SAT/PSAT Prep Day will take place this Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8 am until
1pm at Fredrick Douglass High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, S.W. Atlanta.
Additionally, in an effort to promote healthy living, Mitchell has added a Wellness/Fitness
component based on the First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative. The free event
series is open to all middle and high school students and parents in metro Atlanta.
The series concludes with a College Fair Express at Atlanta City Hall.
“It is so important that students prepare as early as possible for college entrance,” said
Councilman Mitchell. “This college prep series not only helps build their test taking skills, but
it also gives parents a chance to learn what they need to do to assist their child in gaining
admission into the college or university of their choice.”
Higher education experts say competition to enter many colleges and universities is at an all-
Statistics show that the nation’s colleges are attracting record numbers of new students as more
finish high school and young adults opt to pursue a higher education rather than languish in
a weak job market. Georgia’s public colleges reached record enrollment last fall, and schools
in metro Atlanta are helping fuel those figures, according to a recent analysis. Enrollment at
Georgia’s public colleges reached more than 311,000 students this fall — an increase of more
than 100,000 students over the past decade.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, college enrollment was projected
at 19.6 million two years ago. College enrollment is expected to continue setting new records
through 2018, increasing by nearly 9 percent.
COLLEGE PREP SERIES SCHEDULE:
• SAT/PSAT Prep Day
Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:00am – 1:00pm
(A PSAT exam starts at 9:30am)
Fredrick Douglass High School
225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive SW Atlanta, Georgia 30318
SKAT1167 – SAT Practice Test @ Douglass High School 8am-12:00pm
PKAT1167 – PSAT Practice Test @ Douglass High School 9:30am – 12:00pm
ACT Prep Day
Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:00am-12:00pm
Henry W. Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive NE Atlanta, Georgia 30303
AKAT1167 – ACT Practice Test @ Grady High School 8:00am – 12:00pm
Kaplan’s Parent Seminars will be available at both prep days from 8:00am to 11:00am. Topics
include: “SAT vs. ACT”; “Accepted: Getting Into Your 1st Choice School;” and “Scholarship
Morning refreshments are courtesy of Hojeji Foods and Lunch will be provided.
College Fair Express (SAT/PSAT/ACT Test results will be provided at College Fair)
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Atlanta City Hall (Atrium)
55 Trinity Avenue Atlanta, Georgia 30303
SKAT1168 – College Fair @ City Hall South 8:00am-12:00pm
To register for any of the College Prep Series events, call 1-800-KAPTEST (1-800-527-8378)
Press #4 then #3 or visit online at www.kaptest.com/hsevents
When calling to register, or if signing up online, please refer to the following Event Codes:
SKATT1167 – for SAT Practice Test @ Douglass High School 8:00am-12:00pm on April 16
PKAT1167 – for PSAT Practice Test @ Douglass High School 9:00am – 12:00pm on April 16
AKAT1167 – for ACT Practice Test @ Grady High School 8:00am-12:00pm on April 23
SKAT1168 – for the College Fair Express @ Atlanta City Hall 8:00am – 12:00pm on April 30
For more information contact the Office of Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell at