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High School Diploma



A student can earn credit and receive a high school diploma through Bakersfield Adult School. Among students we serve are those 18 years and older who have dropped out of school or who have graduated from a high school in another country and are now seeking a high school diploma in English from a U.S. high school.


Diploma classes are provided free of charge to all students enrolled. Textbooks for home use are available for purchase at the Finance Office. Please see the course schedule for the fees for each class.


If you attended a school in Kern High School District at any time since 1985, your transcript may already be available on the district computer system. When you arrive to enroll in classes, the counselor can check your transcript on the computer.

If you are coming from another school district, in-state or out-of-state, please order your transcripts prior to enrolling. Make sure that your transcripts are delivered to yourself, not to BAS.

Some delays in obtaining transcripts may be unavoidable. When transcripts are received, previous high school credit earned will be evaluated and a schedule will be planned for each student. 

Please contact Sandra Paz at [email protected] for the evaluation of foreign transcripts. Additional time may be required for foreign transcript evaluation.

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