CSUB Programs for High School Students
California State University, Bakersfield provides a number of support programs that encourage middle and high school students in the Kern County community to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree or career training. These services include locally funded programs as well as federal and state services. We also offer opportunities for local high school students to earn college credit while attending classes at CSUB.
The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) is a statewide program designed to increase the number of students attending college. The program serves students that are from low-income families, will be the first in their family to attend college, or are from areas or schools with low-eligibility or college-going rates.
Career Beginnings offers low-income, disadvantaged students the opportunity to take part in a summer academic and work experience enrichment program. Participants take high school classes and are given paid work experience and job training.
Chevron High School Academy
The CSUB-Chevron High School Academy (HSA) provides Kern High School District (KHSD) students the opportunity to take CSUB college level courses in science, engineering, or mathematics. The HSA is free to the KHSD student, carries college credit, and is offered only to students with the appropriate course pre-requisites, usually the last or second to last high school class in the subject. One year sequences will be provided in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. These are the beginning sequences for the college major.
CSU College Corps
The CSU College Corps Program works with freshmen students throughout their four years of high school with the goal of increasing the number of students that attend a four-year university after high school. The program offers pre-college advising to high school students by supplementing the work of school guidance counselors. It addresses the high student-to-counselor ratios at high schools which make it difficult for counselors to provide students with individual assistance with academic advising, college exploration, college course preparation, and financial aid awareness essential for college enrollment.
Early Assessment Program
The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is an academic preparation program developed to help high school students meet college readiness standards in English language arts and mathematics before admission to a CSU campus. The EAP will give students an early signal about their preparedness for college. Those whose results indicate that they are not proficient in mathematics and/or English can adjust their senior year coursework to improve those skills. Those whose results indicate that they are proficient in mathematics and English can skip the required CSU English and/or mathematics placement tests and avoid spending time and money in college remediation courses that do not count towards a bachelor’s degree.
Educational Talent Search
The CSUB Educational Talent Search (ETS) program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to students and encourages them to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. This program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college.
Enterprise College is a three-week summer program that gives high school students credit for their senior year economics course as well as 5 units of credit for college-level Economics 100.
REVS-UP is a program geared to high school students to help increase interest in science and mathematics careers. The program offers hands-on research experience for teacher-student teams in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics.
Please click on the links at left for more information about these programs.