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Community School is a year-round public school program operated by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office. Since 1987, Community School has worked closely with other school districts, the probation department, and the courts of Kern County. The program takes an individual approach to helping students by encouraging their academic, personal, and social growth. The program serves students in grades K-12 who are referred by their district of residence or another agency. Students may enroll into Community School and at certain times may transfer back to the district during the school year.
Our Community School Sites
Blanton Student Education Center is the largest campus in the greater Bakersfield area providing classroom instruction and independent study for grades K-12. It houses three different instructional programs, the Alternative Education Special Education program and Support Services, and the CareerPlus Center. Childcare and parenting skills are offered through Cal-Safe for those eligible pregnant and parenting teens enrolled in Community School.
Community Learning Center is located in the greater Bakersfield area and serves students in grades 7-12 all throughout Bakersfield and outlying areas. Daily classroom instruction is provided for students in grades 7-8 and an independent study program is provided for students in grades 7-12.
East Kern Community School is located about 60 miles east of Bakersfield in Mojave. This site provides an independent study program for grades K-12.
Lake Isabella Community School is located about 40 miles northeast of Bakersfield in Lake Isabella. This site provides classroom instruction for high school students and an independent study program for grades K-12.
North Kern Community School is located about 34 miles north of Bakersfield in Delano. Instructional services provided include classroom instruction and an independent study program for grades K-12.
West Kern Community School is located about 40 miles west of Bakersfield in Taft. This site provides independent study for grades K-12.