For Immediate Release
June 7, 2013

Contact: Tara Payne
(603) 227-5318
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Free Test Prep 101 Offered for North Country High School Students

Concord, NH - The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) is pleased to announce that registration for Test Prep 101 is now open for college-bound North Country high school students. “The free four-session course is focused on taking the mystery out of the SAT and ACT,” according to College Outreach Specialist, Ken Proulx. Test Prep 101 will be held in August at Berlin High School, but is open to any high school junior in the North Country looking for support in preparing for the standardized testing portion of the college application process. Each of the four classes gives attendees tips and strategies for each of the major test areas including math, critical reading, writing and the essay portion. Attendees will receive a free copy of the CollegeBoard’s The Official SAT Study Guide to continue preparation at home. According to Proulx, “Students taking this course have a big advantage on test day.”Test Prep 101 was developed with funding from the NH Department of Education’s federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).

Scheduled Dates for the Program:
Monday, August 5 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 6 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 8 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The goal of the CACG program is to better prepare NH high school students for success in education after high school by offering free resources including the Test Prep 101 program developed by the CCP. CCP was awarded CACG funds from the NH Department of Education to continue statewide college planning outreach for all of New Hampshire schools, from elementary through high school. Students will have access to highly-trained college planning counselors and have the opportunity to attend college planning presentations on a range of topics. High school students will also benefit from the information found on www.iamcollegebound.org, launched last year in an effort to offer underprivileged students throughout NH another system of support to realize that college is possible for all students aspiring to continue their education beyond high school. Since September, the program has awarded over $200,000 in college cash incentives.

To register for the free course, contact CCP College Outreach Specialist, Ken Proulx, at 603.340.2745 by Friday, June 28. Space is limited. To learn more about the Center for College Planning’s free programs and college planning assistance, visit www.nhheaf.org.