Special Education

Aurora Learning Center

The Aurora Learning Center is one of three sites operated by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools that provides evidence-based practices to support students with needs related to social-emotional and behavioral challenges. In collaboration with the Kern Consortium SELPA, behavioral health professionals and educational professionals provide interactive academic and therapeutic opportunities for students and their families.

The Aurora Learning Center, which opened in October 2020, offers services to students in grades K-8. The campus is self-contained with the purpose of providing a safe environment for students with severe social-emotional and behavioral challenges. These challenges have prevented them from participating on a typical comprehensive school campus. As soon as students can meet their individualized goals in these critical areas, a lesser restrictive environment is considered, with the ultimate goal of having them return to their home school district for services.

The mission of the program is for students to attend school regularly, learn and develop coping skills, problem-solving abilities, and self-regulation strategies to better manage behavioral and social-emotional challenges, and return to a less restrictive public-school setting.

Aurora Learning Center Construction Photo Gallery

Aurora Learning Center Opening