PB ACCESS NEWSLETTER                                       May 2020
Paint Branch High School CollegeTracks Team

Mr. Peter Marsden
Program Director

Ms. Tierra Merritt
Program Coordinator

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GoogleClassroom  Google Classroom

Even though we are not at school, we continue to provide students with resources for their college application journey!

Remember to join our Google Classroom to complete assignments. Check Google Classroom daily to stay on top of your college tasks. 

The Paint Branch Google Classroom c ode is: v723f3f.

Multiple colleges have created virtual tours so students can still see the campus and get a feel for the school. 

Here is a list of Maryland colleges and their virtual tours. Click on a school to view the tour.

Click here to look for virtual tours not listed above.
Coronavirus Updates for Students Taking the SAT | College Board
  • The June 6, 2020 SAT test has been cancelled.
  • College Board plans to administer weekend SAT tests every month from August 2020-December 2020.
  • Students who were registered for the June test and those in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will have early access to registration for the August, September, and October administrations.
  • Students will be able to register for these upcoming tests in May. College Board will have extra test sites to accommodate for the cancelled tests.
  • Regarding the March MCPS test: almost all of our state and district partners have expressed interest in providing SAT School Day administrations in September and October.
  • In the unlikely event that schools don't reopen this fall, College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use.
  • Click here for more updates about the SAT.

 Let Mr. Marsden or Ms. Merritt know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 
NAME: Countdown to College Scholarship
DUE DATE: 5/4/2020
AMOUNT: $1,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 9-12; Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Must register for the Countdown to College eNewsletter and must be be current subscribers to the newsletter at the time of the drawing. 
M ORE INFO:   Click here

NAME:  SIGGRAPH-SpaceTime 2020
DUE DATE:  5/15/2020
AMOUNT:  Varies
ELIGIBILITY: Be  a high school student. No citizenship eligibility required. Submit a project or photo that exhibits computer-based media creative work. 
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  B. Davis Scholarship
DUE DATE: 5/22/20
AMOUNT:  $1000
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 11-12. No citizenship eligibility required. Write an essay of 1000 words or less on the topic of leadership.
MORE INFO: Click here


February 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Frostburg State University

Location: Frostburg, Maryland
Application Deadlines:
N ovember 15 (Early Action) | February 1 (Regular Decision)


1. Frostburg is a small public university with about 5,000 undergraduate students.

2. Even though there are application deadlines, Frostburg accepts students on a rolling basis.

3. They have unique majors and programs, such as Addictions Counseling, Adventure Sports Management, Computer Print Graphics, and Wild Life & Fisheries.

4. Frostburg is only 2 hours from Pittsburgh and 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Complete Your 2020 Census

It is important to complete the census because it affects the amount of funding your community receives and how your community plans for the future. Click here for more information and to complete the 2020 Census.

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!