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The first day of school for all KHSD students is Monday, August 24, 2020. All classes are online in a distance learning model. Please click "READ FULL STORY" to access all information contained here, including the student attendance calendar for the school year, daily and weekly schedules, information about Canvas, distance learning, technical support, and much more.
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VIRTUAL TOUR: KHSD Career Technical Education Center (CTEC)

The Kern High School District is excited to open its new Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) at Independence High School, which will serve over 1,200 students during daytime programs. The state-of-the-art facility houses healthcare, technology, and public safety programs, which were previously offered at the Regional Occupational Center (ROC). CTEC is also offering two new programs: Logistics and Distribution and Careers in Education. The facility includes a Valley Strong Credit Union branch, Kern Learn classrooms, several conference rooms, and Innovations Hall, a 250-seat theater available to industry partners and the community to host special events. Over the past five years, the KHSD has worked closely with industry partners to develop various programs and opportunities. The training offered at CTEC will reflect the training needed to build our next workforce in Kern County.
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KHSD Student PSAs: Accessing Virtual Tutoring

Kern High School District students will be featured in a series of PSAs to inform their peers about the District's supports and services available to them and how to access them. The latest PSA focuses on accessing virtual tutoring and features Ridgeview High School Student Jasmine Armstrong.
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KHSD News for October 2, 2020: Ag students compete virtually at KC Fair, students start paper to stay connected to campus, Hispanic Heritage month celebrations and more!

In this week's KHSD News, we take you to the virtual Kern County Fair and talk to one FFA student about the ways she prepared to show her animal this year during a pandemic. Plus, we will show you how one group of students started a paper to stay connected to their campus, a look back at an award-winning documentary highlighting a landmark legal case in Hispanic history, and more accomplishments from across the District!
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KHSD FFA students crowned Livestock Champions during Kern County Fair virtual event

Agriculture students spend all year preparing for the Kern County Fair, and this year, fair preps looked a little bit different. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fair went virtual. Students still had to care for their animals, but instead of showing them in-person, they created videos. On Thursday, September 30, the fair held its Virtual Crowning of Champions, where over two dozen FFA students across the district walked away champions. Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work and dedication!
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

The Kern High School District is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by recognizing the rich history and contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx individuals. This year's theme is Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving our Nation.
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