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Orientation Outlines Program Offered To Come Back Kids

The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) will hold two information meetings on Wednesday, May 17 for high school dropouts, 18 years and older, interested in learning how they can earn their high school diplomas. Come Back Kids (CBK) is a free, mostly online educational program that is offered through the SJCOE’s County Operated Schools and Programs Division. Individuals can apply for the program at the end of the orientation session. Information about childcare offered through Head Start San Joaquin will also be available.

The orientation sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, May 17, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Wentworth Education Center, Burwood 1 Room, Stockton.

CBK is an independent study program that allows individuals the opportunity to complete the necessary coursework to obtain a high school diploma through flexible, individualized schedules. This program will help adults who have wanted to advance in their jobs or education, but have found that not having a high school diploma has held them back. Electronic devices will be provided on loan to participants to complete the program.

There are two program locations, Stockton and Manteca, and the program is open to all eligible county residents.

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) provides educational leadership, resources, and services to support schools throughout the county. For more information, visit