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YouthBuild Charter School of California is a free, project-based charter school, rooted in social justice, for students between 16-24 years of age.


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We looking to fill several teaching positions, including English teachers, STEM teachers, and multi-subject teachers at our school sites in Palmdale, Canoga Park, Montebello, Compton and San Diego. Click the heading above to view available positions and learn how to apply.
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YouthBuild Day 2024

We had an incredible time at YouthBuild Day on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area! We had 13 YouthBuild programs and over 300 young people come out to celebrate. The day featured carnival games, an obstacle course, flag football, sack races, student speeches, arts and crafts, and the In N Out truck.
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Antelope Valley YouthBuild Hosts "Art Peace" Event

In March, our Palmdale site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild hosted their Trimester 2 CAP (Community Action Project) called “Art Peace.” Art Peace was a community event focused on well-being, fostering community bonding through creative activities. Read more about the event and check out photos by clicking the heading link above!
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A Better Future Starts With Your High School Diploma

Is earning your high school diploma worth the time and effort? Definitely! With a diploma, you can increase your earning potential and find more job opportunities, go to college or trade school, complete an apprenticeship and get a union job, start a business, or join the military. If you had to leave high school early and are looking for a second chance to earn your diploma, YouthBuild Charter School of California can help!

At A Glance

  • 16 Years in Operation
  • 16 School Campuses
  • 6,000+ Graduates
  • 64 Full-time Faculty and Staff
  • 71% Graduation Rate