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Education

COLLEGES & GRADUATE SCHOOLS

ABA-Approved Law Schools
"As of February 2006, a total of 193 institutions are approved by the American Bar Association . . . ." Locate an ABA-Approved Law School by name, year approved, or geographic location. Also learn about schools on probation and those that are provisionally approved.

CampusTours
"CampusTours: College Search, Virtual Campus Tours, College Videos, and Interactive University Maps. CampusTours is the worldwide leader in virtual college tours and academic multimedia."

College Navigator
"Find colleges based on location, programs, tuition, distance learning, evening courses, and more."

CollegeNET
"CollegeNET, Inc. is the world's leading 'virtual plumber' for higher education internet transactions. We provide here for your convenience over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs."

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The FAFSA must be submitted to receive any form of financial aid. At this site, you may submit the form online and check its status.

GAcollege411
"GAcollege411 offers access to comprehensive information about colleges, universities, and technical colleges in Georgia. The site also enables students to apply for admission to each school listed. Note: Although the mentor site is free, students are responsible for whatever fees are charged by a college upon submitting an application for admission."

Graduate Program Rankings
"Get customized rankings of graduate programs based on National Research Council data."

Peterson's Education Portal
"Thomson Peterson's is a leading provider of live, online and print educational solutions for students, families, schools and educators in the areas of test preparation, college and graduate school admissions, financial aid and career guidance. It offers college and grad school searches, online practice tests and instruction, and planning tools for securing financial aid."

Sallie Mae
"Apply online for federal and private student loans, consolidate student loans; financial aid and scholarship information for college, graduate school and continuing education."

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STANDARDIZED TESTS

ACT:   College entrance exam.

ASSET:   A testing and advising program for placing students into postsecondary institutions.

CollegeBoard.com:   AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, SAT II. College entrance and college credit exams.

Compass: Sample questions for the Compass exam.

GED:   High school equivalency diploma.

GHSGT :  Georgia high school graduation test.

GMAT:   Business school (graduate-level) admission exam.

GRE:   Graduate school admission exam.

LSAT:  Law school admission exam.

MCAT:   Medical college admission exam.

TOEFL:   Test of English as a Foreign Language.

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TEST PREPARATION

Test Prep Review
Free practice tests for everything from the ACT to the USMLE.

Learning Express Library
Online learning through practice tests and tutorial courses. Includes GED, TOEFL, Real Estate, Teacher Certification, U.S. Citizenship, and more.

Number2.com
"Number2.com's online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more . . . ." Includes SAT, ACT and GRE.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)
This site provides up-to-date registration and testing information, test preparation materials, and services that enable you to register and obtain your unofficial test results online.

The Regents' Testing Program
From the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, description and sample of reading and writing Regents Test.

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PARENTS & TEACHERS

edweek.org
"Edweek.org is your one-stop-shop for all the latest news and information about the field of education. We cover local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade. Updated daily."

The Educator's Reference Desk
"The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses."

Georgia Department of Education
Information on education officials, public school programs, learning curriculum, education directories, and calendars. A portion of this site is dedicated to introducing newcomers to Georgia's education system.

Georgia Standards
"Gateway to education & professional resources." Includes information on professional learning, planning tools, supporting materials, manuals, worksheets, and more.

Learning Disabilities Online
"LD OnLine features thousands of helpful articles on learning disabilities and ADHD, monthly columns by noted experts in the field, a free and confidential question and answer service, active bulletin boards, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products. LD OnLine is often the first destination for parents and educators seeking information on how to help children and adults with learning disabilities."

National Center for Education Statistics
"NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education- related data in the United States and abroad."

School Matters
"A public source for information and analysis about our nation's public schools and public high school districts."

U.S. Charter Schools
"The US Charter Schools Web site is a place where charter school developers, authorizers, and operators can meet, exchange ideas, and access a valuable resource library. The Web site provides a wide range of information and links to resources to guide charter schools in every phase of their development - from start-up, to expansion, to renewal."

U.S. Department of Education
Locate education statistics, Dept. of Ed. publications, budget information. Thousands of educators, policy makers, parents, students, researchers, and other citizens with a stake in education visit the U.S. Department of Education site each week.

SchoolDataDirect
"SchoolDataDirect is an online service of the State Education Data Center. The State Education Data Center (SEDC) is a new service of the Council of Chief State School Officers, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Council's National Education Data Partnership. The SEDC will position itself as a leading voice on public education data and will focus on two work strands: (1) serving as a national advocacy leader for quality education data collection, standards, and use; and (2) serving as the nation's provider of a free, easy-to-use website featuring state education data and analytic tools."

Teach Georgia
"The teacher recruitment site for Georgia's public schools."

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LOCAL SCHOOLS

MIDDLE

Burney-Harris-Lyons (West)
Clarke Middle (West)
Hilsman (East)
W.R. Coile (East)

HIGH

Clarke Central (West)
Cedar Shoals (East)