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TUHS offers free SAT preparation class

Contact Superintendent Blanca Cavazos or Public Information Officer Jim Carnal, 763-2300.


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.

The test has changed from 2,400 points back to 1,600 points with twice as much time for a voluntary literary response-style essay instead of a personal narrative. Questions are now aligned to the Common Core standards. Changes will be explained at the classes.

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 for the SAT class are English teacher, Jim Carnal, and math teacher, Josh Tofte.

            Classes begin Saturday, Jan. 28, and end on Monday, Feb. 27. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28; 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15; 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; and, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

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 given at Taft High on Saturday, March 11.

For more information or to register your Taft High student, call the Guidance Center at 763-2324.