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!

College Board Info & Changes to AP Exams
They are providing free, live and on-demand AP courses. To support AP students affected by school closures due to COVID-19, students and schools will have access to live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. Lessons will begin March 25. They’re developing a new at-home testing option. Because of the challenges created by COVID-19, we’re developing a new at-home AP Exam option. Students will be able to test on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. We will invest so that every AP student impacted by COVID-19 has the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam from home. During this challenging time, we will work to give every AP student the opportunity to earn the college credit and placement they’ve been working toward all year while maintaining a focus on the health and safety of our AP community. More details here: http://spr.ly/61851tbn3 and here. You can also view PowerPoint HERE.

FREE Tutoring Help
In response to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the daily hours for availability of TutorATL’s online tutors expanded to 9 a.m.-11 p.m. TutorATL features personalized homework help and expert tutors in more than 50 subjects with bilingual offerings. On-demand access to tutors has doubled with morning and early afternoon sessions added. Cobb County Public Library offers TutorATL for free to kindergarten-12th grade students with regular Cobb library cards or through Library Public Library Access for Student Success accounts. For more information, visit tutoratl.org.

Sprayberry Counseling
The counselors will have daily office hours for students and parents that would like to have a video call with a counselor. Please note the dates and times for each counselor:

A-F Ms. Lea Ponticelli – virtual office hours are 1:00pm -2:00 pm Monday – Friday, lea.ponticelli@cobbk12.org

G-Mi Dr. Renea Oseni- virtual offices hours are 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday -Friday, renea.oseni@cobbk12.org

Mo-Wa Mrs. Brandy Brady – virtual office hours are 10:00 am – 11:00 am Monday – Friday, brandy.brady@cobbk12.org

We-Z Dr. Tammy White – virtual office hours are 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday – Friday, tammy.white@cobbk12.org

If you would like to video chat with your counselor, please email and let her know. She will email you back with a ZOOM link, date, and time of the meeting. Additionally, please remember that counselors are available via email Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm.

Counseling Sessions:

Sprayberry counselors would like to offer students the opportunity to participate in virtual small-group sessions. If your child is interested in participating in any of the groups listed below, please complete the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/aDdioqbd92ExNC9v9

Group topics include:

  • How to complete my college applications in Naviance (12th grade only)
  • How to search for scholarships (11th & 12th grade only)
  • Dealing with stressful times (all grades)

Work-Based Learning Applications

Due to school closure; WBL applications will now be accepted ONLINE! Students interested should go to the Sprayberry WBL website – https://sites.google.com/site/sprayberrywbl/home and click the link on the HOME page to complete an online application.

The WBL application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2020.

If students have questions, please contact Mrs. Shaw – shannon.shaw@cobbk12.org

NHS Applications
Due to the indefinite closure of school because of the Coronavirus, applications for the 2020-2021 National Honor Society may be emailed to Mrs. Coffman at claire.coffman@cobbk12.org. The application can be found at the link. For signatures, please have the sponsor of the activity you list email Mrs. Coffman. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Coffman.

College & Career Exploration Information

Common Market:

  • The Southern Regional Education Board Academic Common Market provides tuition discounts for more than 1900 academic programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • The Regional Contract Program enables students to pursue a professional health degree at out-of-state institutions, but pay in-state tuition at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions.

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

Seniors: LGE Community Credit Union Scholarship
The application widow for the 2020 LGE Community Credit Union Service Scholarship is now OPEN!  Go here for more information and the application.

Seniors: Apply for the SHS PTSA Senior Scholarship – 10 scholarships will be awarded
Our PTSA will award 10 $1000 to SHS seniors this year, don’t miss this opportunity!
Any senior who is a member of SHS PTSA can join. Not a member? It’s only $5! Join online or drop the membership form off to the front office with your payment.
Application is an essay – there is no class rank or GPA required!
Application is due to our email: April 1st (president@sprayberryptsa.org)
Find the application on our website or you can find the form HERE.

College Fair & Preview Information

College Preview & Tour Information

IN-STATE SCHOOLS:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Information on campus tours and Stallion Day can be found here.

Agnes Scott College (Private)

Info on visit and experience opportunities can be found here.

Albany State University

Information on campus tours can be found here.

Armstrong State University

Pirate Preview Open House dates can be found here.

Berry College (Private)

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

Clayton State University

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

College of Coastal Georgia

Plan your visit here.

Columbus State University

Information about Discovery Days and other ways to learn more about CSU can be found HERE.

Covenant College (Private)

Campus Preview information and dates can be found here.

Dalton State College

Admission info can be found here.

Emory University (Private)

Open House Programs and other information can be found here.

Kennesaw State University

Visit information can be found here.

Georgia College

Go here for more information and to register.

Georgia Gwinnett College

Info on visit opportunities can be found here.

Georgia Highlands College

Info on how to visit here.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Information on visit opportunities and preview days can be found here.

Georgia Southern

Go here for information for future students of GSU.

Georgia Southwestern State University

Preview Day information can be found here.

Georgia State University

Panther Preview Day information can be found here.

LaGrange College (Private)

Preview Day information can be found here.

Mercer University (Private)

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

Middle Georgia State University

Information on how and when to visit here.

Morehouse College (Private)

Information on tours and visits can be found here.

Oglethorpe University (Private)

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

Reinhardt University (Private)

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

Savannah State University

Information on campus tours can be found here.

Savannah College of Art & Design (Private)

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

Spelman College (Private)

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

Technical College System of Georgia

Find information about all the TCS schools throughout Georgia, 22 throughout the state, and many offer programs that qualify for HOPE Grant (free tuition degree programs) by going here.

University of Georgia

Information about UGA campus tours and information sessions 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.

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.

Young Harris College

Preview Day information and registration can be found here.

OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTHEAST:

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.

University of Florida

Visit information can be found here.

University of South Carolina

Info found here.

Clemson University

Info found here.

University of Tennessee

Visit info found here.

University of North Carolina System

Find info on 17 campuses here.

University of Kentucky

Info found here.

Coastal Carolina University

Info found here.