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Bakersfield Adult School

501 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, Ca 93307
(661) 835-1855

Bakersfield Adult School offers a variety of instructional programs to assist in meeting the needs of adults in the community. Bakersfield Adult School has served the community since 1917 and is the 8th largest adult school in California. Today, BAS serves over 30,000 students that attend both day and evening classes at over 20 locations. The school provide classes for:

  • Older Adults - "life long learning!"
  • Adults with Disabilities - "self-esteem, self-worth, and (in some cases) employment!"
  • Students is ESL/ELD/EL Civics - "teaching in English language and community awareness and involvement!"
  • Vocational Students (CNA, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Culinary Arts Program, Business Certification, Computer Certification, and "new" for 2004 will be the MOS/IC3 Training Certification and the "Proposed" LVN Program) - "BAS provides cost-effective workforce development for students and the community!"
  • Students in GED/Adult Basic Education/High School Diploma/Independent Study - "We teach the communication and interpersonal skills that are necessary for students to reach their full potential!"
  • Adults in Corrections at Lerdo Jail - "Improving the quality of life through education!"

The practices of Bakersfield Adult School are to encourage each student to progress towards his or her life goals. The administration provides whatever resources it can for students to progress towards their goals fully prepared to meet future challenges. To accomplish this the school provides the following:

  • Evaluation of high school transcripts (both U.S. and foreign) so you can complete the requirements for a high school diploma
  • Provide referrals to community agencies that can assist with personal problems
  • Evaluation of high school transcripts to help you decide whether you should complete your diploma requirements or prepare for the GED exam (equivalent to a high school diploma)
  • Advise our students regarding enrollment procedures for Bakersfield College
  • Advise our students regarding vocational programs available through our school

Bakersfield Adult School is committed to provide quality education and career skills to adults in Kern County!

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