Bakersfield Adventist Academy is a Christian school, owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is
committed to admitting students who have a relationship with Jesus or are open to experiencing a personal relationship with Him and live a Christian lifestyle.
As a member of the Central California Conference school system, Bakersfield Adventist Academy admits students of any color, gender, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate against the same in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship, extra curricular and other school administered programs. The school welcomes all those who are in harmony with its philosophy and the objectives of Christian education, and who will cheerfully endeavor to live according to its principles.
Application for Admission
· Complete the application and send it to the attention of: Registrar, 3333 Bernard St, Bakersfield, CA 93306
· Provide a copy of the most recent transcript or report card.
· Students new to BAA with a previous school experience should forward three recommendations to be completed by a teacher, principal, pastor or family friend who is not a relative.
Admissions Committee Evaluation
Once the application, recommendations and grade report have been received the Admissions Committee will meet to review the application. Applicants will be notified by phone followed by an official letter as soon as a decision has been reached.
After being accepted additional forms and documents must be sent to the registrar including:
· Immunization/Vaccine Record
· Birth certificate
· Copy of Social Security card
· Emergency Consent Form
New students are required to have a physical examination by a private physician (or show that appointment has been made) within 2 weeks of the starting date of school. Physical examination forms are available in the school office.
Physical examinations are required of all students as follows:
· Upon entering school for the first time.
· At grade 7. This shall include a scoliosis examination.
· At least once in grades 9 through 12.
· At other grades levels when required by the California Office Conference Office of Education.
A physical examination shall be considered current, except scoliosis examination, if taken not more than twelve months prior to any of the above dates. The report must be submitted to the school with a copy of the student’s current immunization record.
Immunizations that are required per Kern County Health Department/California Law:
GRADES K-12 IMMUNIZATIONS:
To enter or transfer into public and private elementary and secondary schools (grades K – 12 ), children under age 18 years must have immunizations as required by California Law and the Kern County Health Department.
A student may be exempt from required immunization by submitting:
· A written statement from a physician which states that the student is medically exempt as a result of having had the disease; or
· A signed statement from the parents stating that the student is exempt because of personal beliefs. This personal exemption will be recorded on the immunization record.
Health records will be requested from the former school when a student transfers to BAA.