7115 Rosedale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 589-5707
Fax: (661) 587-9251
Coordinator: Michelle Maxwell
Program Specialist: Brandon Hearron
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Overview of Program
The Constellation and Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) alternative placement programs are highly structured programs with a small staff to student ratio providing an increased level of supervision and support through concurrent enrollment with each student’s Kern High School District school of residence.
Students participating in the Constellation or Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) alternative placement programs will receive supports and services in the following areas:
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL): These alternative placement programs provide students with evidence based behavioral and therapeutic supports in order to address identified mental health, social emotional, and behavioral needs in the students’ daily educational setting as outlined by the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Supports and services may include a multi-tiered reinforcement system and educationally-related mental health services as specific needs are identified by IEP team members while having access to individual group counseling, behavior intervention services, social work services, psychological services, and/or intervention support services. Students will be served with restorative practices including community circles and layered systems of reinforcement for desired behavior.
- Academic Access: Students concurrently enrolled at Constellation and Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) can be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Students have access to general education curriculum and earn credit towards the graduation requirements of the Kern High School District.