Through positive nurturing and guidance the Behavioral Health is committed to promoting a safe learning environment and developing positive values and personal responsibilities by increasing appropriate social behavior, self-control, empathy, honesty and academic achievement. While nurturing students’ capacity to think skillfully and critically, we strive to deepen their commitment to prosocial values such as kindness, helpfulness, personal responsibility, empathy, honesty, self-control and respect for others – qualities we believe are essential to leading balanced and productive lives. The fundamental goal is for the student to remain in the home and return successfully to a comprehensive public school setting.
• Behavioral Health;Will provide a safe, orderly, supportive, secure and motivating environment that is conducive to learning.
• To provide an academic program that will focus on high expectations of student achievement and behavior in all aspects of the school experience.
• To work collaboratively with elementary, middle, junior and high schools to assist in a smooth transition from one school setting to another.
Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.