Independent Study is an educational program that provides the opportunity for adult students 19 and older, to complete Kern High School District's diploma requirements. Most courses (including elective credits) may be taken via Independent Study.
Until further notice, due to COVID 19 restrictions, all Independent Study courses will be offered online only.
How does Independent Study work?
When is Independent Study offered?
Independent Study is offered in the fall and spring semesters with an additional summer school session. Day and some evening appointments are available.
Who qualifies for Independent Study?
Independent study enrollees must be 19 years of age or older and pass the CASAS assessment test that is administered prior to enrollment. There is no upper age limit for enrollment in Independent Study; to date, our oldest graduate has been 78 years old! It works for everyone!
How do I enroll?
Click the Register Now button on the right ->
Why is there an Independent Study component to Bakersfield Adult School?
The counseling staff at Bakersfield Adult School's Independent Study office is well-equipped to counsel anyone who qualifies for this individually tailored approach to high school education. Please feel free to ask questions or to make an appointment to meet with a counselor.