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Charles County Public Schools hosts 22nd annual College Fair

The annual Charles County College Fair is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at North Point High School in Waldorf. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) juniors and seniors attend the fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of a school field trip. At the fair they talk to representatives from colleges and universities, meet recruiters who represent the U.S. Armed Forces and learn about opportunities available through vocational and technical schools. More than 75 representatives from schools are expected to attend.

The fair is open to the public Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening session features two financial aid workshops for parents and guardians. The workshops are 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., hosted by Chris Zimmerman, associate dean for financial assistance and retention at the College of Southern Maryland. At the workshops, parents and students will learn tips on how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, requirements for financial aid, and local resources.

CCPS students who plan to attend the fair during the school day must submit a signed permission form to the college and career advisor at school. There is no cost to attend the fair. Questions about the fair can be directed to the college and career advisor at each high school or Jacqueline Cheaves at North Point is at 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf.


About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).