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It's not too late to graduate
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.
GoFundMe for Brenda Mejia

Passing of Student Brenda Mejia

We are extremely saddened to hear about the recent passing of Brenda Mejia, a cherished student from our Avalon site at MBHA YouthBuild. She was involved in a fatal car crash and left behind three young children. We extend our deepest condolences to Brenda's family and loved ones and to the staff and students at the Avalon site. The family shared these beautiful words about her: "Brenda was very free spirited and was always the life of the party. She made light of every situation and never wanted to see anyone upset." If you can, please donate to the GoFundMe set up by her family, linked in the heading above.
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

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