Valley Oaks Charter School
3501 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Valley Oaks Charter School is located at 3501 Chester Avenue, south of the Kern County Museum and north of Garces Circle. It is centrally located and has regular GET bus service.
Valley Oaks Charter School is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
High School Graduation Requirements
In addition, to the following graduation requirements, students must pass the California High School Exit Exam.
Each student must complete a minimum of 220 semester units in the following areas:
Subjects/Units Required for Graduation
- English 40 units
- Mathematics 30 units*
- Social Studies 30 units
- Science 20 units
- Foreign Language or Visual/Performing Arts 10 units
- Health 5 units
- Physical Education 20 units
- Senior Seminar 5 units
- Personal Development (units will vary depending on enrollment date)
- Career Education 5 units
- Technology 5 units
- Electives (units will vary to equal minimum of 220)
*Algebra 1 Requirement:
(Education Code 51224.5)(b) Commencing with the 2003-04 school year and each year thereafter, at least one course, or a combination of two courses, in mathematics required to be completed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3 by pupils while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to receiving a diploma of graduation from high school, shall meet or exceed the rigor of the content standards for Algebra I, as adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 60605.
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