BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Nearly 200 students took part in a special graduation ceremony on Saturday at Bakersfield High School.
The group completed high school coursework at court and community schools throughout Kern County.
“The students that are receiving diplomas today through our program have great perseverance,” said Desiree Von Flue, administrator for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. “There’s nothing that has made their family or their friends prouder than to see them reach this success today.”
KCSOS oversees 14 alternative K-12 programs throughout the county. Officials say the goal is to reach students who are incarcerated, on probation or at serious risk of dropping out.
“There are thing that you have to overcome,” said Aaron Clayton before sharing a message for his fellow graduates. “Stay praised up and keep striving forward.”
Around 7,000 students are enrolled in the county’s alternative school programs.
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