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Wednesday, October 23rd - Jacksonville State will be outside the café during all lunches
Friday, October 25th - Kennesaw State University will be outside the café during all lunches

Community Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed for the Reality Store even held at Georgia Highlands College. The Reality Store provides an interactive experience in which youth learn how the choices they make regarding career, managing income and expenses, and saving and investing will affect future outcomes. To start, teens draw a salary based on a specific career and manage basic living expenses for themselves and a family. They envision the lifestyle they would like to have in their late 20s, explore a career, receive a checking account "deposit" equal to one month's salary, and spend their salary in the Reality Store on necessities and extras. They also handle some of life's unexpected events and discover whether their occupation provides the financial resources needed in order to sustain the lifestyle they want.
If you are interested in assisting in this experience, please contact Doug Belisle at
Join the Bartow Youth Action Team
The Youth Action Team is a group of high
school students from Bartow County and
Cartersville City schools who work together to
improve the lives of their peers through a
variety of teen led campaigns.
10/2/19 10/9/19
11/6/19 11/13/19
Contact Christa Gilmore
What do we do?
YAT students work to address different topics
such as: Safe Sober Prom, healthy relationships,
positive social norms, and much more!
Benefits for You?
Great for resume and college applications
Recommendation letters
Volunteer hours
Leadership & prevention training
When do we meet?
The YAT meets twice a month at 4:00 pm at the
Bartow Teen Center, 140 Douglas St.
2019-2020 ACT TEST DATES
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020
2019-2020 SAT TEST DATES

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 13, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020


YouScience Apptitude/Career Assessment  

YouScience helps our students chart their path from ‘I don’t know’ to post-secondary pursuits and career confidence and success. By completing a series of fun and engaging ‘brain-games’, students learn what their natural strengths are, and how they can leverage these strengths in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. YouScience combines decades of rigorous scientific research and cutting-edge matching algorithms to uniquely identify the intersection of your students’ strengths, passions, and future opportunities.

Our school has partnered with YouScience to bring your students data-driven insights about themselves and their future.
What YouScience Provides Students
• Aptitude assessments that use engaging exercises rather than self-reported surveys
• Personalized feedback on natural abilities including self-language, tips, and aptitude descriptions
• Up to date information on approximately 500 careers including job forecasts, education investments, and a personalized FIT profile to specific careers
• Engaging results interface that guides students to build a comprehensive education & career readiness plan
• Downloadable reports that make it easy to share information with educators and parents
• Easy to use self-language to improve college application essays, resumes, interviews and recommendation letters
• Continued access to the YouScience Profile for the next 10 years
View the video below for an in-depth look at interpreting your results.


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
FSA ID is required to complete the FAFSA:
To complete the FAFSA, you will use your 2018 Tax Return.  The IRS Data Retrieval Tool makes this much faster.
Your College Financial Aid Packages are impacted by WHEN you complete the FAFSA,  Apply as close to October 1 as possible!
Reminder about Registering for the Selective Service System.
Ser Familia Programs

Ser Familia offers many programs for our Latino students and families at no cost to them.  Attached below is their mission statement and a list of their programs in English and Spanish.  They have offices in Acworth, Smyrna, Buford and Norcross.


Fill out the referral form on their website, and you will be contacted by a case manager:


Migdalia Rivera is the Outreach Coordinator for Ser Familia:

Phone - 678.363.3079