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According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said. Approximately 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35.0 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report.

The College Prep Series, sponsored by Mitchell and Kaplan, is open to any middle, high school student and parents in the Atlanta area.  Since 2002, more than 3,500 students have participated.

The prep classes will take place on the following dates and locations:

SAT/PSAT TESTING: Frederick Douglass High School – 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive – Atlanta, GA 30318 on

Saturday, October 2nd from 8:00am – 12:00pm. (Registration Code; SAT SKAT0080; PSAT PKAT 00800).

ACT TESTING: Henry W. Grady High School – 929 Charles Allen Drive – Atlanta, GA 30303 on

Saturday, October 16th from 8:00am – 12:00pm. (Registration Code; ACT AKAT0080).

College Express Fair: City Hall South (Atrium) 55 Trinity Avenue – Atlanta, GA 30303 on

Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Students will be able to meet with college representative and receive their testing scores (Registration Code; SAT SKAT0082; PSAT PKAT0082).


In an effort to promote healthy living, President Ceasar Mitchell has added a Wellness/Fitness component based on the First Lady Michelle Obama “Let’s Move” initiative.  Each testing day will include information on the “Let’s Move” White House initiative 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 #3 then #3 and give code number.
  • Or to enroll online, visit www.kaptest.com.   


Necessary registration Information:


  • To register for SAT/*PSAT PREP DAY:  enter codes: SAT SKAT080 or PSAT PKAT0080


  • To register for ACT PREP DAY:  enter code ACT AKAT0080


  • To attend the College Fair Express: enter codes SAT SKAT082; PSAT PKAT0082 or ACT AKAT0082


Kaplan’s Parent Seminar will be available at both Prep Days (9AM – 12PM) and at the college fair to discuss various college related tops. Discussion topics will include: PSAT & SAT101: Test Strategies, ACT101: Test Strategies and Kaplan’s Scholarship Academy.