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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.


two female students presenting on workplace safety

El Monte Students Attend Young Worker Leadership Academy at UC Berkeley

On February 9 – 11th, four students from our El Monte site, along with their teacher Mr. Reyes, traveled to UC Berkeley to attend the Young Worker Leadership Academy. It was a great opportunity for them to become leaders and advocates for teen labor rights and health and safety. Learn more about their time at the YWLA by clicking the link in the heading above.
a Palmdale student photographed by Monica Rios

Student Photography Contest

We recently had a student photography contest, and we were so impressed by the photos our students submitted that we wanted to share them here. Congratulations to our first place winner, Monica Rios of our Palmdale site. Runners up were Aaliyah Johnson (Fresno site) and Jonathan Martinez (Avalon site.)
a graduate walks through a door to a future filled with potential

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

  • 15 Years in Operation
  • 15 School Campuses
  • 5,400+ Alumni
  • 64 Full-time Faculty and Staff
  • 71% Graduation Rate