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Adult Basic Education

Bakersfield Adult School provides classes to help students improve skills in reading, writing and math. Students who score below a 236 on the CASAS assessment will find Adult Basic Education classes beneficial. Also Adult Basic Education classes serve as a bridge between ESL classes and GED/ High School Diploma classes.

Students are enrolled to reach their goal of:

  • Basic skills development.
  • Remediation of basics skills in order to pursue the high school diploma or GED.
  • Transition from ESL into GED/ High School Diploma classes.

 

Where do I get information about assessment/ orientation?

Bakersfield Adult School’s High School Diploma, GED, and Adult Basic Education Assessment Center is located in Room 505 (enter gate 4 from Mount Vernon).

Placement assessments are required for registration into any one of the following programs:

  • HS Diploma (Independent Study)
  • GED
  • Basic Skills

These assessments are administered as follows:

Mondays 8:00 am; 1:00 pm;
Two weeks prior to each quarter with possible additional assessments depending on space availability.

Tuesdays 8:00 am; 1:00 pm; and 5:30 pm
Two weeks prior to each quarter with possible additional assessments depending on space availability.

(When there is a Monday holiday, testing will be offered Tuesday 8:00am, 1:00pm and :30pm,)

Procedures for enrolling

Be at 501 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue Monday morning at 7:45 A.M. for aproximately a two hour assessment and orientation.
(If Monday is a holiday enrollment begins on Tuesday)

Class Requirements

Basic Skills classes meet Monday through Friday from:
8:20 am to 10:20 am
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
1 pm to 3 pm
(Click here to see the BAS Schedule for specific course offerings and times)

Evening classes are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from:
6 pm to 9:10 pm

Students may take a 4 or 6 hour school day or 3 hours in the evening

Day classes are 5 days a week and evening classes are 3 days a week