McFarland USD

Jim Beltran, Board President; S. Aaron Resendez, Superintendent; Angel Turrubiates,  Maria Lara, Eliseo Garza, and David Diaz, Board Trustees; Brian Bell, Assistant Superintendent; Justin Derrick, Principal

Through a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with nearby Bakersfield College, McFarland High School features one of the few Level-3 Early College programs in the country. As such, this program offers every student attending McFarland high school an opportunity to earn college credit at Bakersfield College as they complete their high school courses. Students who earn 30 units of college credit can transfer into college as juniors. Over time, this initiative will boost graduation and college-entry rates and allow students to achieve their future careers, all the while cutting costs to earn their college degrees.