Kern Workforce 2000 Charter Academy opened in Bakersfield in 1995 to serve students in 9th through 12th grades. The school offers a variety of instructional methods to meet the needs as well as the learning style of each student. The focus is on hands-on and real world experiences.
The school serves students that have dropped out of school or are at risk of not graduating. The school works with students no matter their reason for dropping out of school receive a high diploma. The school offers evening classes as well as daytime classes to ensure students that may have a full time job the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma.
The school does not offer extra curricular activities or sports as it is designed to help students that have dropped out of school due to pregnancy, truancy, or other issues.
The majority of parents are thrilled that the school is providing a second chance for their children to obtain a high school diploma. Students expressed the way in which the teachers and staff work with them to ensure they are taking the right classes in order to receive the credits needed to graduate.
The Academic Performance Index showed a decline in academic growth from 576 to 540. The statewide goal is 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams at Kern Workforce 2000 Charter Academy was below average across all grade levels and all subjects.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The percentage of students passing the exam was not available at the time of this writing.
Kern Workforce 2000 Charter Academy is providing a good education for students that need to obtain their high school diploma. To ensure the school is a good fit for your family, you should talk with administration and teachers before enrollment.
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Kern Workforce 2000 Charter Academy
5801 Sundale Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309