High school students face a lot of tests, but some of them — like college entrance exams — have long term implications.
“Some of the kids don’t realize how important they are to their futures,” Principal Bill Faircloth said last week. “Those scores can make a big difference in getting scholarships and getting accepted into colleges.”
But many do understand the significance of how well they perform on those tests, and they are taking advantage of tutoring sessions offered by BHS teachers Didi Blagg and Sarah Brown.
“We offer tutoring in the SAT, ACT and PSAT,” Blagg said. “We’re available daily during ninth period, when many seniors don’t have a class. But we’re also available after class, too.”
Before each scheduled test, Blagg and Brown offer an intensive series of three evening sessions as well, running from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sometimes, they go to 9:30 p.m.
With the next SAT exam scheduled for Oct. 10, those evening sessions will be held Sept. 24, Sept. 29 and Oct. 1.
“The evening, we’ll focus on three subjects — math, verbal and writing,” Blagg said.
Information on the sessions is available from Blagg, whose classroom in No. 303, or Brown, Room 307.
“We want to be sure that parents know about these sessions,” Faircloth said. “Parents know as well as anyone how important doing well on these tests can be.”