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-

time high.

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

Registration Codes:

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

Registration Code:

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

Academy.”

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

Registration Code:

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 http://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

404-330-6052.

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