Lamont School District is a 4.6 square mile rural farming community located in Southern Kern County and was established in 1894. The school district serves the community through its four schools: Lamont School (K-3), Myrtle Ave. Elementary (4-6), Alicante Elementary (K-6), and Mt. View Middle School (7-8). Approximately 2,600 children attend the Lamont School District Schools.
Fairfax School District is located in the southeast of Bakersfield, California. The District provides kindergarten through eighth grade education services to residents of an area encompassing approximately 16 square miles in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. The district began services to students in 1891 with an average attendance of 8 students. Today, the enrollment in the district’s four schools is approaching 2,500 students.
Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965.
The University serves more than 8,720 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or CSUB – Antelope Valley and counts over 40,000 alumni from its four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and credential programs, and CSUB’s Extended University serves the community by offering additional professional development, certificate, and degree programs. California State University, Bakersfield is committed to academic excellence and community partnerships.
The Vineland School District encompasses 33 square miles in rural/agricultural southeast Kern County and is composed of two schools: Vineland Elementary School, which serves students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade; and Sunset Middle School, which serves students in grades five through eight.The Vineland School District was formed on May 9, 1890, as a one-school district and during its first year of operation had an average daily attendance of fourteen students. However, since the 1995-1996 school year the average daily attendance has held steady between 700-800 students.
SKMP is made possible through the help of its partners.
Like minded forward thinkers have joined our project with the belief that we can and will make a difference in the communities of Southern Kern County.
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a comprehensive community initiative that works with over 1,200 residents, youth, businesses, and organizations to positively impact the health and well-being of the residents of Arvin, Lamont, Weedpatch, and the unincorporated areas of Greenfield. One of the priorities of BHC is improving the education of the students who live in these areas.
Chevron takes a holistic approach to investments in education by supporting educational programs and standards that promote activity and interest in STEM, especially project and problem-based learning curriculum; enhancing teacher training; providing classroom resources; funding out-of-school activities; and developing partnerships with universities designed to strengthen faculty, curriculum and student development. Our investments support STEM at every stage of learning – from K-12 through college and beyond. We do this in part by forming partnerships with leading education organizations.
The Kern High School District (KHSD) is headquartered in Bakersfield, California and serves the county of Kern located at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. The KHSD is California’s largest 9-12 High School District with more than 37,000 students. All three school districts are feeder schools for the KHSD. The KHSD shares best practices with the SKMP to provide consistent professional development that will ultimately benefit all students.
California’s public education system consists of three levels — state, district and county. County offices of education are the third level and provide an important support system for local schools and districts. KCSOS does not oversee or govern any one Kern County district, but rather serves and supports them all. Specifically, the Kern County Office of Education audits and approves district budgets, helps formulate new curricula, assists with staff development and training programs, among much more. KCSOS supports the SKMP by providing the C3 tool to use with observations and video services to film and produce best practice videos of the professional development as well as the Anchor Tasks.