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High School Students Get Help Navigating College Applications During Georgia Apply to College Week

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Second Year of Program Expands to Forty-four Sites Around the State of Georgia

Atlanta — November 4, 2009

WHO: During the Georgia Apply to College Week (GACW) event at their high school, seniors will be given the opportunity to apply to college using GAcollege411.org. Volunteers from Georgia colleges and universities will be on hand to assist students as they complete their applications.

WHAT: GACW is held to provide all Georgia high school seniors with the opportunity to apply to college using GAcollege411.org, with a focus on providing assistance to first generation students as they navigate the college application process. GACW is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Foundation of Independent Colleges, the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Communities in Schools, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia, and endorsed by the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (GACRAO).

WHEN: November 9-13, 2009: this is the second year of the event which has expanded from eight to 44 high schools across the state.

WHERE: List of Participating High Schools

High School County Date of Event
Albany High School Dougherty November 9
Lamar County High School Lamar November 9
Lincoln County High School Lincoln November 9
Tattnall County High School Tattnall November 9
Baconton Community Charter School Mitchell November 10
Chestatee High School Hall November 10
Columbia High School DeKalb November 10
Coosa High School Floyd November 10
Crisp County High School Crisp November 10
Gordon Lee High School Walker November 10
Jackson High School Butts November 10
Jefferson County High School Jefferson November 10
Kendrick High School Muscogee November 10
Mountain Education Center High School Union November 10
Bleckley County High School Bleckley November 11
Gainesville High School Hall November 11
Griffin High School Spalding November 11
Jasper County High School Jasper November 11
Loganville Christian Academy Walton November 11
Mt. Zion High School Carroll November 11
Ronald E. McNair Senior High School DeKalb November 11
South Cobb High School Cobb November 11
Terrell Middle High School Terrell November 11
Bowdon High School Carroll November 12
Bryan County High School Bryan November 12
Cedar Grove High School DeKalb November 12
Frank McClarin High School Fulton November 12
Lumpkin County High School Lumpkin November 12
Macon County High School Macon November 12
Marion County High School Marion November 12
Spalding High School Spalding November 12
Ware County High School Ware November 12
Whitfield Career Academy Whitfield November 12
Thomson High School McDuffie November 12-13
Baker County Schools Baker November 13
Campbell High School Cobb November 13
Chattahoochee County High School Chattahoochee November 13
East Hall High School Hall November 13
Hawkinsville High School Pulaski November 13
Lithia Springs High School Douglas November 13
Morrow High School Clayton November 13
Ridgeland High School Walker November 13
Sonoraville High School Gordon November 13
Treutlen High School Treutlen November 13
Westside High School Bibb November 13

Editor’s Note: For overall information, please contact Sonja Roberts at 404-656-2262. To inquire further about Georgia Apply to College Week or to learn more details on a specific high school event, please contact Sarah Wenham at 404-656-2235.

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