• Tatum Williams

CollegeMakers offers tutoring and test prep opportunities for students

CollegeMakers is a talent search partnership between Cairo High School and Southern Regional Technical College. According to Program Coordinator Justin Moore, its mission is "to help students succeed during high school, enroll in the college of their choice, and earn a college degree."

Justin Moore and co-Program Coordinator Carol Willis are located in the Post-Secondary Education office (Room 201) of the new CTAE building and can be reached at 229-672-9088. You can stop by their office Monday through Thursday.

CollegeMakers offering tutoring services every Monday and Wednesday after school in the computer lab right next to the guidance office. According to Moore, "We have had an unmeasurable amount of support from the CHS faculty and staff. During our after school and Saturday test prep sessions we have had continuous support from Mr. Skeen, Ms. Banks, and Ms. Slanker." They're focused on helping prepare students for SAT, ACT, and Accuplacer tests, and the schedules for the ACT and SAT are given below. The Accuplacer will be opened back up to students in the spring.

ACT Test

Date of test: Registration Deadline:

  • December 9, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017

  • February 10, 2018 Jan. 12, 2018

  • April 14, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018

  • June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018

  • July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018

SAT Test

Date of test: Registration deadline:

  • December 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

  • March 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018

  • May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018

  • June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018

According to Moore, "This program is completely FREE. The only requirement is to have a completed application on file with the CollegeMAKERS staff. Outside of test prep, we are here to help with FAFSA and scholarships, college applications, college visits and will also offer summer programs."

CollegeMakers is currently trying to create a reward system to encourage students to attend the tutoring sessions.