PB ACCESS NEWSLETTER                                       June 2020
Paint Branch High School CollegeTracks Team

Mr. Peter Marsden
Program Director

Ms. Tierra Merritt
Program Coordinator

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Please follo w this link to stay up-to-date on MCPS announcements regarding the coronavirus crisis.

The June ACT has been cancelled at all Maryland testing centers. Registered students will receive a refund or they can log on to their ACT account and reschedule for the July test at no cost.

  • Students in the high school class of 2020 or 2021 who don't have an SAT score: You can register now for any 2020 SAT administration, including August, September, and October test dates.
  • Any student who registered to take the June SAT or SAT Subject Test and didn't cancel their registration: You can also register now for any 2020 SAT or SAT Subject Test administration.
  • All other students: You can register now only for the November and December SAT or SAT Subject Test administrations. Beginning at approximately 8pm on June 3rd, you will be able to register for any 2020 test administration.

Google Classroom Codes
Wheaton: kiordf3
Watkins Mill: JNSVNHR
Paint Branch: v723f3f
Quince Orchard: 7tcekl4
Bethesda-Chevy Chase: xkqnkp4
Summer Jump Start Workshops for Rising Seniors! JUMPSTART

Summer Jumpstart workshops help you take the next steps in the college application process. We will be virtual this summer and we are ironing out the scheduling details. More information to come soon!

 Let Mr. Marsden or Ms. Merritt know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 

NAME:  DoSomething.Org Scholarships
DUE DATE:  Varies
AMOUNT:  Varies
ELIGIBILITY:  Must be between ages of 13-25. Citizenship eligibility varies for each scholarship. Must complete 3 easy steps: 1) sign up for campaign, 2) complete campaign, 3) upload picture to show you completed the campaign.
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME:  Digital Privacy Scholarship 
DUE DATE:  6/30/2020
AMOUNT:  $1000
ELIGIBILITY: Be  a high school student. Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Must submit a 140-character message about digital privacy (finalists will be required to write 500-1,000 word essay about digital privacy).
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  Because College is Expensive Scholarship
DUE DATE: 6/30/20
AMOUNT:  $500
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 11-12. No citizenship eligibility required. Must be planning to enroll in college within the next 24 months. One entry per person. "Like" them on Facebook for an extra entry.
MORE INFO: Click here


Sam M.

1. Why did you join CollegeTracks?
"I joined CollegeTracks because it is a stress-free opportunity to get fully prepared for college."

2. What are you interested in studying in college and why?
"I am interested in business and entrepreneurship because I want to run my own business in the future."

3. Why do you want to go to college?
"I think it's a great opportunity to gain experience and meet new people."

4. What do you like most about CollegeTracks?
"The environment and people--it's a great program run by two great people!"

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Application Deadlines:
N ovember 15 (Priority) | February 15 (Regular)


1. Morgan State University is the largest historically black university (HBCU) in Maryland.

2. Morgan has over 100 clubs and organizations on campus. Some examples are: the Pre Law Club, Scuba Club, and Meals on Wheels.

3. Almost half of the classes on campus have fewer than 20 students; meaning that class sizes are generally small.

4. The most common majors at Morgan State are: Business, Education, Engineering, and Social Services.


CollegeTracks staff are available to communicate with students via text, email, social media, or by phone. 

Our hours are as follows:
Monday- Friday

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need any form of support!