Bakersfield Adventist Academy is a Christian school, owned and operated by the Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is committed to admitting students who have a relationship with Jesus or are open to experiencing a personal relationship with Him and live a Christian lifestyle.
Bakersfield Adventist Academy exists to provide a Christ-centered environment where students and staff are challenged to:
- Love and serve their Creator Redeemer
- Value themselves and others
- Respect diversity
- Think critically
- Take responsibility for their choices
Students are accepted and retained who choose the Christian lifestyle and agree to accept the moral responsibility associated with education in a Christ-centered school whether on or off campus. It is hoped that adherence to this commitment while at the school will extend beyond the years spent at B.A.A. to become a lifetime commitment to the eternal principles of honor, integrity, and morality.
The word honor is defined as a keen sense of right and wrong and adherence to action or principles considered right. The word integrity is defined as the quality or state of being of sound moral principles; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity. The word moral is defined as capable of making the distinction between right and wrong in conduct.
Students are required to sign the following pledge:
As a student of Bakersfield Adventist Academy, I pledge to support the administration’s efforts to provide a positive, safe and orderly environment by promising to read, to become familiar with, and to follow the policies outlined in the Student Handbook. I also pledge to choose to be a student who both on and off campus:
- Seeks to develop physical, mental and spiritual energies to serve and honor God
- Respects and protects the rights of all people
- Practices principles of honesty, integrity, and morality
- Pledges to make consistent and lasting progress toward achieving my highest academic potential
- Refuses to use or support the use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs
- Endeavors to influence and assist fellow students in supporting these ideals.
As a member of the Central California Conference school system, Bakersfield Adventist Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Bakersfield Adventist Academy makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin or gender in administration of it educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and or loan programs, and extracurricular programs.
- Complete the application and send it to the attention of: Registrar, 3333 Bernard St., Bakersfield, CA 93306
- Provide a copy of the most recent transcript or report card.
- Students new to BAA (grades 1-12) with previous school experience should forward three recommendations to be completed by a teacher, principal, counselor, pastor, or family friend who is not a relative.
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE EVALUATION
Once the application, recommendations, and grade report have been received the Admissions Committee will meet to review the application. Applicants will be notified by phone followed by an official letter as soon as a decision has been reached.
After being accepted additional forms and documents must be sent to the registrar including:
- Immunization/Vaccine Record
- Birth certificate
- Copy of Social Security card
- Emergency Consent Form