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Come Back Kids (CBK)


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The Stanislaus County Office of Education proudly offers a high school program for adults (ages 18 and above) who want to come back to complete their education.  If you want to attend college, technical school, or enter the workforce but have found that not having a high school diploma has stopped you...COME BACK to continue earning your high school diploma!  We offer a rigorous high school academic program that is flexible, customized and focused on areas of need to help you successfully earn a diploma.  Following a community college model, students are enrolled in courses according to identified individual areas of need.  Choice courses are available online; all courses offer support classes with small groups or one-on-one with a teacher.  For more information on orientation dates and times please visit our Facebook page or call our office at (209) 238-8600.



The first step for students looking to enroll in Come Back Kids Adult Charter School is to attend a CBK Orientation in person or view the Online Orientation Video. See below for more information on upcoming in-person orientations or to view the online orientation video and complete the interest form. If you have any questions you may contact the Orientation Information Line at (209) 238-8600.

Upcoming In-Person Orientation 


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Online Orientation Video and Interest Form 


Step 1. Watch the CBK Orientation Video

Step 2. Fill out the Interest Form ( You can find the link below the video)

Step 3. Once you have completed Step 1 & Step 2, you will be contacted by a

           CBK staff member with the next step in the registration process.   



Thank you for your interest in Come Back Kids. Please watch the entire video and fill out the CBK Interest Form.

Once you have completed the interest form, one of our staff members will contact you. 

For any questions contact the main office at 209-238-8650. 

Click here For the CBK Interest Form.


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Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Students can get started in college before they're even done with high school. Dual Enrollment (DE) students have the $46 per unit tuition fee waived. There may be other fees associated with the class, such as material fees, parking permits, books, or health fees.  Click the link below for more information on Dual Enrollment or contact your counselor.

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Counseling Services

Parenting. Work. Homeschooling. Feeling isolated. Some days can feel really overwhelming right now as we try to adjust to juggling so many responsibilities.

If you find yourself in survival mode and you need help formulating a plan on how to manage everything, counseling is available for you.

Reach out to our CBK counselor, Drewe DeJesus, at 238-8661.

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How to get an ID

July 18, 2020

CBK Prospective Students,

If you currently don't have a photo ID, please follow the process below to get an ID. You will need photo identification to get enrolled in our program.


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Program Goals 

CBK offers:

  • Individualized learning plans with a mix of online course work, classroom instruction, and career readiness seminars and presentations
  • An independent study format with flexible hours to accommodate work and daycare responsibilities
  • Referral to appropriate support services
  • Opportunities for internships, apprenticeship programs, and job placement through community partnerships

Career Readiness

Students will participate in career readiness seminars that include:

  • Interview technique
  • Resume building
  • Creating a portfolio
  • Presenters from businesses
  • Industry tours

Students have the opportunity to participate in pre-apprenticeship construction trade training.

College Readiness

Students also receive information about college and technical school admission requirements, help filling out college/technical school applications, and financial aid workshops.  They will enjoy presentations from the local college and technical school admission personnel and guidance counselors to provide further information about career paths, college majors, and certification programs offered.

Mission Statement

Vision Statement 

Come Back Kids will immediately reduce the drop-out rate and assist every student with an Individualized Learning Plan and Career Plan, culminating in achievement of a high school diploma or equivalency.  We envision a safe environment where communication and success is fostered and accomplishments are celebrated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend orientation to enroll?

Attending an orientation is a requirement to enroll in the CBK program.

What does the program cost?

There is no cost to the student to enroll in CBK.

What is the age requirement for CBK?

To enroll in CBK, you must be 18 years of age or older.

How do I request a CBK transcript?

To request your CBK transcript go to this URL:

How often do I need to attend classes?

CBK is an Independent Study program, you will meet with your teacher for 1 hour on a weekly basis.

Coursework will be completed online.

What are the requirements to obtain a high school diploma?

To earn a high school diploma from CBK you will need to complete 170 credits and 20 hours of community service.