Academics

SAT/ACT Program

The only one of its kind in Kern County, this unique approach to preparedness for the SAT, ACT & PSAT equips all BCHS students through specialized curriculum and seminars incorporated into the school day.

Program Features

  • BCHS students are exposed to intentional SAT test preparation beginning the first week of their freshman year.
  • Weekly practice with higher-order questions on pace with those used on the SAT in both English and Mathematics.
  • Biweekly exposure to critical-thinking questions in History and Science.
  • 20 SAT seminar sessions during junior year within the school day including a full-length, scored practice test.
  • Seminars and sessions are led by the BCHS President and faculty, plus incorporated instruction in classes. 

SAT success starts with preparing for the PSAT

The PSAT is the entryway into the National Merit Scholarship Program, as well as a strong predictor for SAT success. While most juniors take the PSAT nationwide, BCHS students begin taking the PSAT their freshman year.

The PSAT identifies strengths and weaknesses of each student as assessed by the College Board. Then, combined with personal analysis from BCHS’ team of the Vice President of Academic Growth and faculty, RTI (response to intervention) sessions are utilized to improve weakness in core subject areas for students who need it.

Students demonstrating a high level of testing propensity receive additional intensive PSAT preparation in a seminar setting beginning their freshman year. 

Average SAT Scores

    • At the time of publishing, 97% of the Class of 2018 and 74% of the Class of 2019 have taken the SAT.
      (SAT maximum composite score is 1600)

      At the time of publishing, 97% of the Class of 2018 and 74% of the Class of 2019 have taken the SAT.

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At no additional cost beyond BCHS tuition, this program can save thousands of dollars of outside SAT/ACT tutoring with the added convenience of being held on campus during the school day. Plus, BCHS supplies a study book for every prep seminar each year.

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Benefits Beyond the Test

Additional benefits of this targeted training translates into higher-order thinking proficiency, plus preparedness for Advanced Placement work, college placement tests, college courses, as well as post collegiate tests such as the LSAT, MCAT and GRE.

SAT Program Summary

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