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Incoming Freshmen Information

WELCOME FRESHMEN CLASS OF 2026!
 
 
"GET CONNECTED" NIGHT!
INCOMING 9TH GRADE ORIENTATION
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2022 ~ 6:00pm
Harvey Auditorium
 
 
INCOMING FRESHMEN REGISTRATION: 
March 30th & 31st
3:30-6:30pm ~ BHS Cafeteria
 
 
Welcome future Drillers!  We can't wait to meet you at orientation and registration! Please take some time to preview our various elective programs by clicking on the links in the "Electives and More" table below. Our ultimate goal is to get you connected to the programs you enjoy most!  
 
Being a Driller means that you are now a part of a legacy that is enriched in pride, excellence, and integrity. You will have access to some of the greatest teachers, staff members, and opportunities that any school can offer to help you fulfill your goals. Remember, ONCE A DRILLER, ALWAYS A DRILLER! 
 
For registration questions, please contact the BHS main office at (661) 324-9841 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm. 
 
If you would like to contact one of our counselors, please click here to visit our Counseling page for email contact information. 

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INCOMING FRESHMEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

 

STEP 1: Attend the Incoming 9th Grade Orientation night on Monday, March 28, 2022. Registration packets will be handed out at this event. Additional information regarding registration will be available on our website soon!

 

STEP 2: To enroll your student, you will be asked to provide ONE COPY of each of the following:

  •     PARENTS/GUARDIANS, YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID TO ENROLL YOUR STUDENT—NO EXCEPTIONS
  •     Current PG&E, So Cal Gas, or water bill (in Parent/Guardian(s) name) for proof of residence*
  •     Student’s Immunization records, including TDap (TB Test also REQUIRED when entering from outside state/country)
  •     Student’s Birth Certificate
  •     Student’s Previous School Transcript and/or Last Report Card
  •     If applicable, legal custody/guardianship documents
 
*RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: In order to be compliant with KHSD guidelines, proof of residence will be required in order to register for Bakersfield High School.  Without this verification, your student’s registration will be delayed until we receive the needed information. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 661-324-9841.*

 

 

STEP 3: Register your student. Please complete your registration packet and have copies of all required documentation listed above. Please bring your registration materials with you when you register your student.

We have two days of on-campus registration on March 30th and 31st from 3:30-6:30pm. BHS personnel will be on hand to make copies of necessary registration documents if needed.

 

 

 

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*FRESHMEN ID PHOTOS will be taken of all incoming students during registration days.


*ORDER DRILLER GEAR! Driller apparel, including PE clothes and other items,

webstore

will be available for purchase during registraton days. To view additional items available in our Student Store, please scan the QR code here to visit our online webstore.



*SUMMER ORIENTATION DAY! Summer orientation day, sponsored by BHS Link Crew, includes a freshmen rally, campus tours, and distribution of preliminary schedules for all incoming freshmen. This event will take place in August before school starts.  Additional details will be included in our summer mailer coming in June!

 
 
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ELECTIVES & MORE!!!
 
BHS has so much to offer!  With the most elective course offerings in the district, we encourage all incoming freshmen and parents to take a look at each of our elective programs below before making your choice.  Each program offers a unique experience for students and in various areas of interest that provide something for everyone! 
 
Click on the program titles for specific details about each program and fill out any required applications for the programs in which you're interested. And if you have additional questions about a particular program, simply click on the teacher advisor's name to send us an email.  
 
ELECTIVE PROGRAM TEACHER ADVISOR REQUIRED APPLICATION
AFJROTC Major Kris Fink ROTC Information
Art Vicki Smart  
AVID Program Hillary Thompson https://bit.ly/BHSAVIDsurvey
Randy Bennett  
Beginning Guitar Emmanuel Gonzalez  
Ceramics Yvonne Cavanagh  
Choir Program (Bass/Treble Choirs) Amanda Isaac
Dance April Figueroa  
Drama/Theatre Heather Brandon  
Fashion Program TBA  
Jennifer Wilke https://bit.ly/BHSFFAsurvey
Forensics (Speech & Debate) David Wells  
Dianne Tiner  
GATE Program Gigi Fotis-Smith https://bit.ly/GateProgramSurvey
Sergio Espain  
Photography Lisa Rudnick  
Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering Program) Tiffani Alvidrez https://bit.ly/PLTWapplication
Woodworking/Creative Design (Wood Shop) Jason Wayts  
Yearbook  Anna Olson (Lovan) http://bit.ly/DrillerYearbookStaff22-23
 
 
 
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BHS ATHLETICS INFO
 
***PLEASE NOTE: Incoming freshmen must be enrolled before they can begin the process of getting "cleared" to participate in athletics. 
 
BHS is home to an incredible athletics program!  We encourage all incoming freshmen to choose a sport that interests them and get more involved! 
 
In order to participate in high school athletics, incoming freshmen must obtain a physical from a doctor dated after May 1st.  After you have enrolled at Bakersfield High School and completed your physical, you must then create an online Sportsnet account where you will upload your completed physical form.  Once you are cleared by the BHS Athletics office, and both your Sportsnet account and completed physical are confirmed, you can being practice.  Sportsnet Sign-up instructions and the physical form are included below.  Contact the coach for specific information about practice schedules.
 
For questions regarding BHS Athletics, please contact Jeff Scott, Dean of Athletics at: [email protected]
 
FALL SEASON SPORTS COACH CONTACT
Football Emilio Cantu
Volleyball TBD
Cross Country Jose Orozco
Girls Tennis Denise Duquette
Girls Golf April Figueroa
Boys/Girls Water Polo Mark Brewer
   
WINTER SEASON SPORTS  
Boys Basketball Greg Burt
Girls Basketball Rashaan Shehee
Boys Soccer Archie Parks
Girls Soccer Kylea Kangles
Boys Wrestling Andy Varner
Girls Wrestling Moses Delfin
   
SPRING SEASON SPORTS  
Baseball Mario Garza
Softball Mark Gonzales
Swim & Dive Eli Hamm
Track & Field Kim Jenkins
Boys Tennis Tami Maiocco
Boys Golf Archie Parks
 
Click below to download and print a sports physical form to take to your doctor AFTER MAY 1ST: