Optional class on March 10 will give  students a boost in preps for CAHSEE tests

Taft Union High School is offering a one-day “boot camp” to prepare sophomores for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), which they must pass to earn their high school diploma.
The voluntary class will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and is a preparation course for sophomores about to take the CAHSEE for the first time. Teachers will give instruction in English and math. A free lunch is provided. Parents can call the principal’s office, 763-2336, to inquire if their student has signed up or to sign up their student. Students who sign up will be assigned for both math AND English, not one or the other.
This is the third year the course has been offered and more than 100 students participate.
Lead English teacher Jackie Peavyhouse said, “Students had the opportunity to review skills and concepts they would need to know for the test. They felt better prepared and knew what to expect.”
Math teacher Tom LeClair added, “Investing time prior to the test is a much better investment in time management than taking a remedial class next year!”