Taft Union High School is offering a free, 20-hour class to students who want to prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Many colleges require that applicants take the SAT as part of the admissions process.
Similar classes in Bakersfield cost between $100 and $150. All participants receive the book, The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT. Students may use the book, valued at $21.99, to continue to prepare for the test after the course ends. Snacks will be provided during all sessions.
Also, several scholarships awarded through the TUHS local scholarship program give special consideration to students who have above-average SAT scores. More than $200,000 in scholarships was awarded to seniors at the annual Honors Night last May.
Instructors are: counselor Claude Bradford, English teacher Jim Carnal and math teacher Josh Tofte.
Classes begin Monday, Jan. 28, and end on Monday, March 4. Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12; Wednesday, Feb. 27; and, Monday, March 4; and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2 and March 2.
All classes will meet in room 136 in the main building.
The SAT test will be given at Taft High on Saturday, March 9.
For more information or to register your Taft High student, call the Guidance Center at 763-2324.