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About Us

Valley Oaks Charter School is a parent choice and parent participation, tuition-free charter where parents, teachers and the community work together to educate one student at a time. The school offers a wide range of options including home-based learning, cooperative school programs and classes, independent study, group seminars and learning projects. Partners for the program include:

Valley Oaks grades 9-12 is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). If you have questions regarding VOCS status with WASC, you may contact:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone (650) 696-1060

Valley Oaks Charter School is located at 3501 Chester Avenue, which is south of the Kern County Museum and north of Garces Circle. It is centrally located and has regular GET bus service.

School Contact Information

VOCS Elementary Office
3401 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-852-6700
FAX: 661-852-6739
Email: valleyoaks@kern.org

High School Office

3501 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-852-6750
Fax: 661-633-5287

Tehachapi Office

20705 South Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561
Phone: 661-822-6900
Fax: 661-822-2333

Taft Office
First Baptist Church
220 North St
Taft, CA
Phone: 661-747-9818

Frazier Park Office

3051 Mt. Pinos Way
Frazier Park, CA
Phone: 661-245-3537

Kern River Valley Office

3630 Golden Spur #B
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-2320

Mission Statement


The mission of Valley Oaks is to provide opportunities, support, and accountability for parents in their homeschooling endeavors. In partnership, parents, credentialed teachers, and staff provide high quality curriculum, diverse resources, and learning experiences for unlimited student growth.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs)

By graduation, Valley Oaks Charter School students will be:

Academic Achievers who…

Strive to meet or exceed California State Standards.
Demonstrate academic growth.
Complete core subject coursework.

Communicators who…

Express ideas clearly in verbal and written form.
Listen actively for information and insight.
Work effectively in groups.
Read for information and inisight.

Critical Thinkers who…

Identify problems and solutions.
Apply acquired knowledge to changing conditions.
Access and manage information effectively.
Use high order thinking skills.

Technologically literate students who…

Understant the application of technology in the home and work place.
Critically evaluate technology resources and the Internet.
Use technology in a global society.

Culturally aware and projective citizens who…

Demonstrate good citizenship.
Have a general understanding and appreciation for our diverse society.
Demonstrate individual responsibility, personal integrity, and perseverance.

Motivated, Self-Directed students who…

Use goal setting techniques.
Organize and manage time efficiently.
Assume responsibility for their personal life-long learning.

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