SAT ‘boot camp’ set March 3 at SYHS

The Catalyst company’s SAT Bootcamp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School.

The workshop, designed to boost students’ confidence before taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test, teaches students strategies for every type of question they will encounter on the SAT.

Selected topics include instruction in how to:

  • Shortcut math questions that stump more than 90 percent of test-takers
  • Spot hidden clues that reveal the main idea in lengthy SAT reading passages
  • Avoid the three sneaky ways the SAT’s writing and language test tries to trick students
  • Use a proven template to earn perfect scores in reading, analysis, and writing on the SAT Essay

Tuition is $175. To enroll, visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab, or call 800-235-0056. The deadline to enroll is Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Clendenen named to dean’s list at Becker College

Knox Clendenen of Buellton was one of 350 students named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Becker College.

The list recognizes full-time students (24 or more credit hours earned for the academic year, 12 minimum each semester) whose term grade-point average is 3.50 or higher with no grade below a B- and no incomplete or withdrawal/failing grades.

Founded in 1784, Becker College has a post-graduate placement rate for employment, further study, or volunteer service programs that averages more than 89 percent. Becker serves more than 2,000 students from across the country and around the world.

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Baldwin named to Wartburg College dean’s list

Anna Baldwin of Solvang was one of 496 students named to the Wartburg College dean’s list for fall term 2017.

The list honors students who earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the term. Three of the four course credits have to be graded with a traditional letter grade.

Wartburg students take four courses during fall term, which runs from September through December.

Wartburg, a four-year liberal arts college internationally recognized for community engagement, enrolls 1,527 students. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and named after the castle in Germany where Martin Luther took refuge disguised as a knight during the stormy days of the Reformation while translating the Bible from Greek into German.