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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.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

By graduation, Valley Oaks Charter School students will be:

Academic Achievers who…

  • Strive to meet or exceed academic standards adopted by the state.
  • Demonstrate academic growth toward standards.
  • Are exposed to state adopted standards through a variety of experiences.

Communicators who…

  • Use multiple modalities to demonstrate competence as active listeners, speakers, readers, and writers.

Critical Thinkers who…

  • Identify and assess problems and find solutions using complex reasoning    processes such as comparison, classification, induction, deduction, analysis, synthesis, investigation, inquiry, and invention.
  • Collect, evaluate and use information from varied sources.
  • Know how to test hypotheses, solve problems, and form conclusions based on relevant, reliable data and information.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to apply acquired knowledge to changing conditions.

Technologically literate students who…

  • Know VOCS internet policies and procedures.
  • Use technology and telecommunications in a way that demonstrates an understanding of legal and ethical implications and expectations.
  • Are fluent consumers of technology and apply their knowledge in society.
  • Critically evaluate the context, subject matter, and validity of internet resources.

Culturally aware and productive citizens who…

  • Contribute time, energy, and talents to improve their school, community and the world.
  • Have a general understanding and appreciating for our diverse society.
  • Demonstrate individual responsibility, personal integrity, and perseverance.
  • Understand the principles required to be productive citizens in a democratic society.

Motivated, Self-Directed students who…

  • Strive to learn and apply goal setting techniques, organize and manage time efficiently, and assume responsibility for their personal life-long learning.
  • Accelerated Student Workload
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Acceptance of High School Credit Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Work Permit Policy
  • Dress Code Policy
  • Electronic Communication Device Policy
  • Enrollment Process Policy
  • Grading Policy
  • Plariarism Policy
  • Probation Policy