Sprayberry High School PTSA

College Fair, Tour & Scholarship Opportunities

Welcome to the College & Scholarship information page. Here we’ll share scholarship opportunities as well as college fairs, summer programs, and college preview dates. Check back often!

Upcoming College Visits at SHS:
November:
19th – Wesleyan College
21st- University of Kentucky
Stop by the Counseling Office to sign up!

FREE Tutoring Help
The Cobb County Public Library has partnered with TutorATL, which provides online tutoring assistance from 4-11pm. With our PASS partnership with the public library, that means that all Cobb County students can use this feature by logging in with their PASS account credentials. Please FLYER for more information.

EOC Boot Camp
The Fall 2019 Testing window is rapidly approaching! SHS will offer End-of-Course (EOC) Testing Boot Camps for 9th Grade Literature, American Literature, Biology, US History, Algebra I, and Geometry. Each Boot Camp has a different day and time. Check with your teacher for requirements and expectations. View the full Boot Camp schedule by going HERE.

Final Exam Survival Kits
Final Exam Survival Kits!  It’s that time of year when students are gearing up for the last few weeks before finals.  Help show them extra love the week before finals.  The cost of Kits $12 for fall only or $20 for spring and fall.  We have a new delivery system this year and will deliver to students classes.  Please be sure to include your student’s ID number to ensure delivery to the correct class.  This year we have snacks, study supplies, and a toy to reduce stress.  Use this link to register https://www.sprayberryfoundation.org/survivalkit

Programs at Mountain View Regional Library (on Sandy Plains Rd.)

December 10th @330 pm Shopping for Food on a Budget

Learn how to stretch your food dollars, successfully shop for food on a budget while making the most out of your experience

The programs are aimed at teens ages 15-19, but are applicable to adults also.

Register at www.cobbcat.org/events

January 25th 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Mock SAT Tes– Full length proctored tests without the pressure of an official score. Afterwards, a comprehensive score report will help target areas for improvement and plan for the real test. Registration is required. www.applerouth.com/signup and enter event code M367955

February 8th @10:30 am – 2:45 pm Mock ACT Test– Full length proctored tests without the pressure of an official score. Afterwards, a comprehensive score report will help target areas for improvement and plan for the real test. Registration is required. www.applerouth.com/signup and enter event code M367956

College & Career Exploration Information

GAFutures: Need information about the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, check your HOPE GPA,  Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE & Zell Miller grants, explore other scholarships, military, and federal aid, check out different career interests and possibilities? You can do all that and more at GAFutures.org.

Financial Aid: (you can also check out financial aid info at GAFutures link listed above)

Every year the U.S. Department of Education helps connect nearly 15 million incoming college students with over $150 billion in education funding, and it all begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Given the complexity of the FAFSA, education experts at BestColleges.com have published the easy-to-follow guide, Understanding the FAFSA, which includes detailed sections on:

  • What you need before you get started
  • A section-by-section guide on completing the FAFSA
  • What to do once you fill out the forms

Up Next is a FREE college access tool that gives high school and college students, parents, and college counselors across the country personalized support on all things college – college search and application, federal student aid, even student loan repayment – all through texting. Sign up by texting “COLLEGE” to 44044.

Learn How to Become
Learn more about non-traditional careers for women including opportunities and benefits for women in male-dominated professions. You can learn more at the Learn How to Become website by visiting the non-traditional careers for women page.
Male and Female students interested in various careers can go to the Learn How to Become website to learn how to turn your passion into a career or how to take your interests and turn it into a job.

Khan Academy offers study assistance with a variety of subjects but did you know they also offer college resources? They offer an online resource that covers how to navigate the college application process, how to write a great essay, financial aid, and more.

Chegg offers information on colleges, high school homework help (free 30 minutes online tutoring), and once you get into college you can save on your college textbooks.

Cappex offers college searches, reviews by those who have attended, and college scholarships.

College Success for Women in STEM

Check out this guide for information on companies are recruiting women for STEM careers, career ideas for women interested in STEM careers, STEM on Campus for information of programs on college campuses, and STEM Scholarships for Women.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Go to SHS Counseling website for scholarship opportunities.

College Board Scholarships – new, Opportunity Scholarships with no minimum GPA

College Fair & Preview Information

College Preview & Tour Information

Columbus State University

Discover what Columbus State University has to offer you by attending our open house. This visit will allow you and your guests an opportunity to tour the campus, meet current CSU students, and speak with professors. Optional tours of both the Main and RiverPark campus will be available. More info can be found here.

Georgia Southern

Go here for information for future students of GSU.

 

Berry College

Discover Berry – Experience Berry College firsthand. Find dates and info here.

Valdosta State University

Information on college tours and events (including local in the Atlanta area) can be found here.

Find out about campus tours, V-State Experience (which happens around the state), and open house dates by going here.

Clayton State University

Information about campus tours and other events can be found here.

Kennesaw State University

Visit information can be found here.

Savannah College of Art & Design

SCAD Days – Multiple offerings of both campuses (Savannah and Atlanta). More info here.

Spelman College

A Day in Your Life at Spelman – multiple dates offered. More info here.

Georgia College

Go here for more information and to register.

Mercer University

Saturday Previews, Mercer Day and Night, special student population days and more. Info and registration here.

Armstrong State University

Pirate Preview Open House dates can be found here.

Georgia Southwestern State University

Preview Day information can be found here.

LaGrange College

Preview Day information can be found here.

Reinhardt University

Experience Reinhardt – multiple dates offered this fall. Information and registration can be found here.

Covenant College

Campus Preview information and dates can be found here.

University of North Georgia

Campus tour and preview information for all campuses can be found here.

University of West Georgia

Admission information can be found here.

Oglethorpe University

Preview days and tours at their Atlanta campus can be found here.

University of Alabama

University Days offers events for prospective students and their families. Information, dates and registration can be found here.

Auburn University

Tours and information can be found here.

Florida State University

Find information about campus visits here.

Young Harris College

Preview Day information and registration can be found here.