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Last modified: 10/19/2012 10:36:14 AM
News Release

Over 6,800 Seniors Register For The First Ever SAT School Day
October 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
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UPPER MARLBORO, MD –  For the first time ever, PGCPS seniors took the SAT college entrance exam at no cost, as part of the district’s participation in “SAT School Day” on October 17.

“We are extremely excited that so many of our students participated in the 2012 SAT School Day,” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools. "We will continue to make investments in innovative initiatives and programs that prepare our students for the increasing demands of college and the workplace."

Over 6,800 seniors registered to take the exam, and 25 high schools held the exam during the school day.

“SAT School Day provides students who could not afford to do so, an opportunity to take the exam. Also, since it’s during school time, it makes it convenient to take the exam at school,” said Ada Leonard, Senior, Suitland HS.

This spring, PGCPS juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT college entrance during a second SAT School Day.

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.