Come Back Kids (CBK)


June 25, 2020


CBK Students,

The end of summer school is coming and it is time for all borrowed chromebooks, chargers, and cases to be returned. 

There will be a CBK drive-up /drop off chromebook return event on Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Drop-off times will be from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day at the 1325 H Street building on the 13th street side. 

Cars enter the parking lot from the back of the building off of I street and proceed forward to the end where they will see a pop-up shade tent and CBK staff. 

CBK staff will come to the student's car and retrieve the chromebook, case, and charger. 

Students will fill out a form indicating their name, teacher, birthday, etc… and will be given a “receipt” that they turned in the items.  The items will be cleaned and checked inside the building by CBK staff. 

If there is any damage to the items the students will be sent an invoice.  Failure to return the borrowed chrome book, charger, and case will result in the student being dropped from CBK and invoiced $500 for the missing items. 


Julie Moore

Educational Options, Director II

Come Back Kids


COVID-19 Update/ CBK as of June 18, 2020

At this time, CBK is still serving our current students through remote and distance learning.  There are no in-person meetings.

We are unable to hold any in-person orientation meetings due to the ban on large group meetings.

The orientation previously scheduled for July 15th has been canceled.

We are working on coming up with a way to have prospective students remotely view the orientation meeting and then begin the registration process. 

Please stay tuned and check back at this site after July 15th for an update on that process.

Thank you for your interest and patience.

Please stay safe,

Julie Moore

Director II, Come Back Kids

June 17, 2020 Free Rides

Dear CBK Students, 

MAX transportation system and StaRT are offering free rides for the whole month of July!!

Please visit the following links:


May 8, 2020 Update

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the May Graduation Ceremony will not take place this year.

All students who have graduated in 2020 will be invited to attend the next Graduation Ceremony which is scheduled for December 2020 (health crisis permitting).

Current students who did not sign up to attend summer school, you will need to turn in your Chromebooks May 18, 19 or 20 during the hours of 9 am-12 pm at 1325 H Street. 

More information to come but mark your calendars so that you do not forget. 

Keep working hard students!  Remember that if you need to talk to your teacher, counselor, mental health clinician or administrator, we are all available via email.

Julie Moore

Educational Options, Director II

COVID-19 Update  April 2, 2020 

Dear CBK Students and Staff,

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and weathering this crisis as well as possible under these circumstances.

Originally it was shared with you that the earliest students would return to school would be May 4. We now have further guidance and directives from State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom to keep schools closed through the end of the current school year.

With this new information and an abundance of caution, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and school district superintendents are taking a safety-first approach and immediate action to extend the school facility closures through the end of the school year. We want you to understand that the 2019-20 school year is not over; it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning. Distance learning is taking place in different ways throughout our county, and we encourage you to contact your teachers and administrators for confirmation of specific plans. Distance learning can look different for each school and each district, and a student's ability to learn in an independent study model has to be assessed. We ask for patience and understanding as we are all quickly transitioning into a new way of teaching and learning to meet the health and safety impacts of COVID-19. It is challenging for many educators and our families to learn and communicate in a very new world, but working together, we can and will meet this challenge. We are fortunate at CBK that we have been doing online learning for 5 years now. The only change for us during this time is that we are not able to see each other face to face. You are expected to continue to progress in your courses and communicate with your teacher each week.

I am proud to see staff working collaboratively and diligently to engage with students and parents via phone, email, and learning software. It is important for students to stay connected and feel supported as we continue with valuable learning.

SCOE and school district staff will continue to:

• Plan for graduation ceremonies (whenever it is safe to do so)

• Assist with school enrollment for 2020-2021 school year and other office duties

• Update website with additional resources and materials to support parents

(Please visit the website for important and helpful resources)In the coming days and weeks, districts will provide their families with information regarding graduation, grades and transcripts, summer school, and continued distance learning instruction.

Please keep in mind that all of us as parents, teachers, district staff, administrators, and community members are facing these challenging times together. We have elderly relatives to worry about; we are caring for our children at home, while many of us, including our teachers, are working from home. We understand that some families are facing challenging employment situations and business slowdowns that are affecting people financially and emotionally.

We recognize that the extension of school facility closures and the implementation of social distancing practices has created challenges and hardship to many families in Stanislaus County, we also know this is the most effective way to slow and disrupt the transmission of this pandemic. We appreciate everyone's hard work, effort, and positive attitude, as we adjust to this situation with the best interests of all students in mind.

I have attached below a letter from the Stanislaus Health Services Agency, please read as it contains information from the public health officer.

 Please be safe out in the community and take care of one another.

Stanislaus Public health-order-03.31.2020.pdf 


Julie Moore, Director II

Come Back Kids


COVID - 19 INFORMATION for Come Back Kids

March 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19, SCOE offices and school sites are closed to the public. We are working remotely and will be checking our emails throughout the workday. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Hopefully, we can all resume “normal” activities soon. Currently, our county Superintendent and health officials have us under the Shelter In Place/Stay Home order until at least May 3rd. Until then, please continue to stay home, wash your hands, work on your assignments and communicate with your teacher on at least a weekly basis.

Coronavirus Factsheet…/mainp…/data/pdf/coronavirus-factsheet.pdf


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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 work force 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 and all courses offer support classes with small groups or one on one with a teacher.

Come Back Kids offers:

  • Individualized learning plans with a mix of online course work, class room instruction, and career readiness seminars and presentations
  • An independent study format with flexible hours to accommodate work and day care 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 local college and technical school admission personnel and guidance counselors to provide further information about career paths, college majors and certification programs offered.

To get enrolled attend a required CBK orientation; for more information call (209) 238-8600 or scroll below for orientation dates.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in CBK?

Attend our mandatory orientation(appointment not needed)

Arrive before start time

Make a registration appointment

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.

What is the age requirement for CBK?

CBK is for adults 18 and over.

How long is the orientation?

Orientation is about an hour long.

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 obtain the high school diploma you will complete 170 credits and 20 hours of community service.