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Welcome to Discovery Center

The KHSD Discovery Center was established by the district as an independent study program to give non-graduating seniors (5th-year seniors) and current seniors an opportunity to complete their high school education and receive their high school diploma from their home school site.  

Current seniors must have a referral from their home school to be considered for enrollment at Discovery. Seniors under 18 years old are required to bring a parent/guardian to the enrollment/orientation meeting.

5th-year seniors do not require a referral and are welcome to enroll anytime as long as they have been continuously enrolled somewhere since their 18th birthday.

The Discovery Center is located at 501 South Mt. Vernon just south of the Bakersfield Adult School and the Regional Occupation Center at Gate #4. 

If you would like more information about the program, please call Cheryl Thompson at 661-396-0364.