INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Please read the Kern Leaders Academy information carefully, noting both requirements for selection and the time and monetary requisites for participation if selected. Read the entire application before beginning to write, complete all portions of the application completely (the application will be printed and distributed to members of the selection committee). When you submit this application, a copy will automatically send to the email address provided in the Contact Information. If you do not see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam folder. Please keep a duplicate copy of your application for your own file. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE AND ALL PAGES INITIALED.
Note the deadline for receipt of application.
You will receive acknowledgment of receipt of your application. The Selection Committee will review all applications and identify candidates to be interviewed based on thoroughness of the application, experience, and background. Applicants will be selected for Academy participation based on this application and if necessary, an oral interview.
All applicants selected as participants in the Academy will be required to attend all classes in order to receive a certificate of graduation. Academy participants who miss one or more classes will be required to make those classes up within the following year at an additional cost of $25 per make-up class in order to graduate.
The Academy defines an absence as:
not attending a class
tardiness of thirty minutes or more during any class including before or after a break
leaving class 30 minutes or more before the class scheduled ending time
Three absences will result in dismissal from the Academy. The Academy attendance policy also requires that students stay in class rather than coming and going, which is disruptive to students and guest instructors. The use of cell phones is not allowed.
Students who are elected officials may have their absences excused when:
those absences are due to regularly scheduled Council/Board meetings or due to special circumstances relevant to Council/Board meetings and
they make arrangements in advance with the Academy Chairperson. Absences should be kept to a minimum in order to fully participate in class activities.
This application will be submitted electronically
Complete application fully.
This application by must be submitted by the stated deadline.