MCPS, Montgomery College and Universities at Shady Grove to Announce Collaborative Effort to Increase College Completion (Thursday, September 13)

September 10, 2012
Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will launch a new program designed to provide a seamless educational pathway from high school to college completion in Montgomery County.

WHEN: TOMORROW Thursday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus,
Nunley Student Services Center, 7625 Fenton Street in Takoma Park

WHAT: Press event announcing the launch of Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES), a collaborative program between Montgomery College, MCPS, and USG to increase the number of students achieving bachelor's degrees. ACES will provide supportive coaching and individualized services for high school students to ensure successful college transitions, enrollment, and completion. This program is focused on student groups that are underrepresented in higher education, including African American, Hispanic and low-income students, as well as those who would be the first in their family to attend college.  The program will begin in eight MCPS high schools with the goal of expanding in future years.

WHO: Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College president; Dr. Stewart Edelstein, executive director of the Universities at Shady Grove; Dr. Joshua P. Starr, MCPS superintendent; and county leaders.

PARKING: Maps of Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus are available at: Limited parking will be available in the East Garage.

Media Contacts: Dana Tofig, 301-279-3853 (MCPS); Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970 (Montgomery College);  Joseph Bucci, 301-738-6356 (USG)

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