Wednesday, September 28, 2011

City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan Offer Free College Prep Series

Middle and high schools students invited to take free college admission exams, free of charge


Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell has teamed up with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions to sponsor the 11th semi-annual College Prep Series.

The free event, which is designed to help Atlanta Public School students prepare for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT exams and navigate the college application process, gives attendees an opportunity to get advice directly from testing and admissions experts.

Since 2002, more than 3,500 students have participated.

“We must prepare our kids to take advantage of every educational opportunity available to them,” said Mitchell. “And one of the best ways to prepare for college entrance exams and improve one’s score – is to practice.”

The College Prep Series is open to any middle school student, high school student, and parents in the Atlanta area.

The 11th semi-annual College Prep Series dates and locations:

SAT/PSAT Testing: Frederick Douglass High School – 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. on Saturday, October 1 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Registration Code; SAT SKKH1079; PSAT PKKH1013).

ACT Testing: Henry W. Grady High School – 929 Charles Allen Drive – on Saturday, October 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Registration Code; ACT AKKH1008).

College Express Fair: City Hall South (Atrium) 55 Trinity Avenue – on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Students will be able to meet with college representative and receive their testing scores (Registration Code: SKAT1168).

In an effort to promote healthy living, President Mitchell has added a Wellness/Fitness component based on First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Each testing day will include information on “Let’s Move” as well as a free wellness breakfast, lunch, door prizes, and give-a-ways.

To register,

  • Call 1-800-KAPTEST (1-800-527-8378) press #4 then #3 and give code number
  • To enroll online, visit

Kaplan’s Parent Seminar will be available at both prep days from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and at the college fair to discuss various college-related issues. Discussion topics will include SAT vs. ACT, Accepted; Getting into Your First Choice School, and Scholarship Academy.

For more information, call President Mitchell’s office at (404) 330-6052.

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