Winter/Spring Programs for Grades Nine to Twelve


SAT Prep Course

For Chaminade students and guests in grade 11

SAT Prep is an essential course designed to help students maximize their scores on all three sections of this exam. In addition to reviewing the basic verbal and mathematical skills assessed on the SAT exam, students will learn high level and effective, proven test-taking strategies. Actual exams are utilized to assess student abilities and to simulate real testing circumstances. Instruction, followed by collaborative, guided, and independent practice, provides the foundation for the course. This course gives students a competitive edge for the college selection process. By boosting confidence and gaining strong familiarity with not only necessary content but also strategic reasoning, this course will prepare students for success.

Instructor: Scott Pauker

Dates: Tuesdays and Saturdays  February 10 – April 28, 2015

No class during spring break

Times: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: West Hills campus room 209

Fee: $925 plus $25 registration fee


ACT Prep Course

This ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Mr. Scott Pauker, a test prep instructor with over 30 years’ experience, will work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. This program provides instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in deficit areas as measured by the diagnostic test.

Instructor: Scott Pauker

Dates: Thursdays February 12 – April 16, 2015

Test Date: April 18, 2015

Times: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Hills campus room 209

Fee: $425 plus $25 registration fee


Summer 2015 Summer offerings for High School Students (entering grades 9-12)

  • SAT Preparation
  • College Application Boot camp
  • Summer Musical Theater Intensive
  • Summer Service Camp
  • Summer Film Intensive
  • Competitive Speech & Policy Debate Institutes
  • Introduction to Aerial Dance
  • Summer Leaders in Training Program
  • Critical Composition
  • Expository Composition