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Incoming Freshmen Information

WELCOME CLASS OF 2024!
 
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.  ONCE A DRILLER, ALWAYS A DRILLER! 
 
We encourage all incoming freshmen and their parents/guardians to participate in the registration process by following the step by step process below.  Please help your student fill out the Freshmen Interest Survey in Step 2 below with elective and athletics choices to help ensure the best fit for your student in the upcoming school year. Our ultimate goal is to get you connected to the programs you enjoy most!
 
STEP 1: Register your student. There are two options to register either by submitting online registration or by completing a registration packet. You may download the packet below or stop by the BHS campus to pick one up in front of the school during office hours. 
 
FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:
 
TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION PACKET:
Click on the document below to download and print a registration packet.  Registration packets can be picked up and dropped off in front of the BHS main office, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7:30am-1:30pm. 
STEP 2: Fill out the Freshmen Interest Survey below to select your top three choices for elective courses. This form will be used by our Counselors to develop your student's class schedue for the 2020-21 school year. Summer School Sign-ups are also included on this form.  Please check out the "Electives and More" section at the bottom of this page and click on the links to find out more about our programs before you complete the form.  Be sure to fill out any additional applications if required. 
 
 
 
STEP 3: To enroll your student, please provide ONE COPY 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 4: Drop off your completed Registration Packet. Once your registration packet has been filled out and you have copies of all required documentation listed above, place all of your registration paperwork in an envelope labeled with your student's first and last name. There will be an Express Drop Off at the BHS Main Office during Registration Week, April 27-May 1st between the hours of 7:30am-1:30pm.
 
 
STEP 5: SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, August 4, 2020 is our TENTATIVE summer Freshmen Orientation Day sponsored by Link Crew from 8am-12pm in the BHS Gym.  Freshmen should plan to arrive on time and stay for the duration of orientation.  Preliminary schedules and campus tours will be given during orientation.  And freshmen parents--join us that day as well for our Parent Link Crew session from 8:30-11:00am in the Cafeteria.
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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  
Art Vicki Smart  
AVID Program Hillary Thompson https://bit.ly/BHSAVIDsurvey
Randy Bennett  
Beginning Guitar Emmanuel Gonzalez  
Ceramics Yvonne Cavanagh  
Choir Program (Men's Choir/Women's Choir) Amanda Isaac https://bit.ly/BHSChoirs
Dance April Figueroa  
Drama/Theatre Heather Brandon  
Fashion Program Sarah Claborn  
FFA/Agriculture Program (Floral Design/Ag Mechanics) Jennifer Wilke https://bit.ly/BHSFFAsurvey
Forensics (Speech & Debate) David Wells  
Dianne Tiner  
GATE Program Pam Reynier https://bit.ly/GateProgramSurvey
Sergio Espain  
Photography Lisa Rudnick  
Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering Program) Tiffani Alvidrez https://bit.ly/PLTWapplication
Safe School Ambassadors Tiffani Alvidrez https://bit.ly/BHSSSAapplication
Woodworking/Creative Design (Wood Shop) Jason Wayts  
Yearbook  Anna Olson (Lovan) https://bit.ly/YearbookStaffApp
 
 
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ATHLETICS INFO
 
BHS is home to an incredible athletics program!  We encourage all incoming freshmen to choose a sport that interests them and get more involved!  Incoming freshmen must obtain a physical from a doctor before they can go out for a sport. Once you have completed your physical, you must create a Sportsnet account and upload your physical before you will be allowed to begin practice.  Sportsnet Sign-up and the physical form are included below.  Contact the coach for specific information about practice schedules.
 
FALL SEASON SPORTS COACH CONTACT
Football Emilio Cantu
Volleyball  Edithza Urias
Cross Country Jose Orozco
Girls Tennis Bailey Williams
Girls Golf April Figueroa
Water Polo *New for 2020-21* Jeff Scott (Athletic Director)
   
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 Genaro Valdez
   
SPRING SEASON SPORTS  
Baseball Mario Garza
Softball April Figueroa
Swim & Dive Eli Hamm
Track & Field Kim Jenkins
Boys Tennis Tami Maiocco
Boys Golf Archie Parks
 
Click here to set up your Sportsnet Account >>> https://bit.ly/BHSSportsNet
 
Click below to download and print a sports physical form to take to your doctor: