Thomas Stone High School was named a 2019 School of Excellence by the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) through the ACT Center for Equity in Learning.
The ACAC strives to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families pursuing a college degree and other higher education opportunities.
The campaign selects School of Excellence award recipients based on student success, being an exemplary model for a state’s application campaign and timely submission of data, according to information provided by the ACAC. This is the first year for the ACAC School of Excellence awards and will become an annual recognition.
Thomas Stone students earned the highest amount of scholarships for the Class of 2020 — with more than $23.4 million in offers. Ava Morton, the school’s college and career advisor, said as of early October, members of Stone’s Class of 2021 have earned more than $4.3 million in scholarships.
The Virtual Maryland College Application Week is Oct. 26 to 30. “We want every students to understand the importance of how to fill out a college application,” Morton said. “Whether they go to college, the work force … we want them to have the application completed and have a college acceptance.”
The College of Southern Maryland will hold a virtual parent night on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 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).