FORSYTH COUNTY -- A subject and standardized test tutoring company intends to award $25,000 to nine high schools throughout the United States, a program for which two in Forsyth County are eligible.
C2 Education will hold SAT practice tests at high schools throughout the country, awarding the four with the highest average $5,000 and awarding five randomly selected participating schools $1,000.
North and West Forsyth high schools are holding the practice SAT test at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 30.
The SAT, a standardized test that most colleges use as an entrance standard, has been revamped before. But a brand-new format and scoring system are being unveiled this year, bringing a “considerable difference” to the test.
Taking a practice test can give students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the redesigned SAT and “accurately measure performance before taking the real test” on March 5, according to Hillary Zody of C2.
Students who cannot attend the practice test at their school can take it at a local C2 center.
Founded in 1997, C2 began when two Harvard students offered private tutoring from their dorm room. In 2000, they opened their first location in Maryland.
As of 2015, the company has more than 170 centers nationwide and is opening, on average, more than two per month, serving more than 10,000 students and their families each week.
To qualify for a donation, a school must have at least 30 students participate on site or at a C2 center during the month of January.
These test events are part of the C2 Community Giveback Program, which, in addition to school support, offers programs for parents and students and online webinars covering a variety of academic topics.