Project BEST founder, Mrs. Gayle Batey, was named the 2018 Jim Burke Light & Liberty Award winner at this year's Principal Partners Day event. Project BEST originally started in three KHSD schools. Today, 16 campuses have Project BEST programs that aim to increase African American high school graduation and college going rates.
Bakersfield Police Department Chief, Lyle Martin, addressed a packed lunchtime crowd at this year's KHSD Principal Partners Day event. Chief Martin reminded attendees about the shared values that bring our community together and help educate our students.
The mission of the Kern High School District is to provide programs and services to allow ALL students to graduate from high school prepared to succeed in the workplace and at the post-secondary level.
KHSD's commitment to CTE from 2015 to 2018 has resulted in: • A 60% growth in the number of program offerings at our premier CTE capstone campus (Regional Occupational Center) • New and varied CTE offerings at our 18 comprehensive sites • New and dynamic partnerships with local industry partners