Education Digest


August 07, 2005

SAT prep course to start tomorrow at Mount Hebron

The Mount Hebron Viking Backers will sponsor a series of 20-hour SAT prep courses before and during the school year.

The courses, to be taught by Marian McCain, who taught mathematics at Centennial High School for 20 years, will consist of study in math and critical reading.

The first session, at Mount Hebron High School, is to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow and is to continue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. The cost is $390.

A second session will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 31 through Oct. 10.

Registration: 410-418-4688 or 410-461-9057.

Laurel College Center plans information session

The Laurel College Center, a partnership of Howard Community College and Prince George's Community College, will hold a drop-in information session from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the center, 312 Marshall Ave., Laurel.

The public is invited to tour the center, talk with academic and financial aid advisers, and learn how to enroll for credit and noncredit classes.

Classes begin Aug. 29; registration for noncredit courses is continuing.

Information: 866-228-6110.

Study- and test-skills courses to start Sept. 6-7

The StresslessTests program will offer a four-session study- and test-skills course for middle school pupils from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 6, at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City.

A course for high school students will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 7, at Centennial High School.

The classes, which will be small, are designed to help each student learn his or her most effective study style. Students in previous Stressless Tests courses have reported higher grades, more focused study habits and less stress. The cost is $155.

Information or registration: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659. Stressless Tests is a program of the nonprofit HD Foundation of Howard County.

School board advisory panel seeking at-large members

The Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Education is seeking at-large members for the 2005-2006 school year.

At-large members serve a two-year term.

Information: 410-313-6682.

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