Similar classes in Bakersfield cost between $100 and $150

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 applicants to take the SAT as part of the admissions process.

Similar classes in Bakersfield cost between $100 and $150.

Refreshments 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 $180,000 in scholarships was awarded to seniors at the annual Honors Night last May.

Instructors are English teacher Jim Carnal and math teacher Josh Tofte.

Classes begin Saturday, Aug. 27, and end on Monday, Sept. 19. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7; 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

Saturday classes will meet in the IRC lecture hall. Midweek classes will meet in room 209 of the science building.

The SAT test will be administered at Taft High on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Students may sign up for the class in the Guidance Center. For more information or to register your Taft High student for the class, call the Guidance Center at 763-2324.

To register for the SAT class, go to: collegeboard.org. Regular registration is due Sept. 1; late registration by mail by Sept. 13; and late registration by phone or on-line by Sept. 20.