SAT for free! Grant money gets 270 at Sealth to take The Test

February 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

It’s a fixture of getting ready for college – taking the test known as the SAT. It usually entails paying a fee and spending several hours somewhere outside the school day – but today, a special event at Chief Sealth International High School made the test possible for about a fifth of the entire student body:

Thanks to grant funds, about 270 Sealth students (mostly juniors) were able to take the SAT test today at no cost! The grant provided registration fees ($50/student), an online SAT-prep course ($70/student), and a healthy snack to students who registered. A unified effort between Lori Douglas, Academic Dean, and Cheryl Sullivan, Assistant Principal, ensured as many students who were eligible got registered for this excellent opportunity! Students had (and continue to maintain) the ability to send scores to any college(s) they chose, or they could just use the results as a “barometer.”

Thanks to assistant principal Sullivan for the report and photo; she says the grant money originated with the Race to the Top program.

3 Comments

  1. My daughter is one of the lucky ones that got to take the SAT at Chief Sealth. Thanks!

    Comment by Christie — 7:33 am February 27, 2014 #

  2. One of the best uses for grant money I’ve heard of. Beautiful way to increase access in a really meaningful way

    Comment by Erin — 12:00 pm February 27, 2014 #

  3. Great job Buffy!

    Comment by Kjb — 1:14 pm February 27, 2014 #

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