Our South LA students and staff built a community altar and took a field trip to Grand Park and Olvera Street in Downtown LA on November 2 to celebrate Día de los Muertos. The trip was part of their Community Action Project (CAP), exploring the theme of healing from trauma. Click the headline to learn more about their trip and view photos.
News & Announcements
Congratulations to our amazing STEM teacher Derek Featherstun on becoming 2021 No Gi Master Black Belt World Champion!
For the 2021/22 school year, YCSC is required to communicate the educational options for families and their pupils in the 2021–22 school year related to Independent Study. With the recent passage of AB 130, all schools and school districts must now notify parents and guardians of their options to enroll their pupil in in-person instruction or Independent Study during the 2021–22 school year (EC Section 51747).
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AB 104 was signed into law by the Governor on June 21, 2021, and requires the adoption of a policy regarding student retention for students who in the 2020-21 academic year received deficient grades (to include a mandatory consultation meeting with parents/guardians). For students enrolled in high school in 2020-21, it allows parents to request grade changes for the 2020-21 school year to Pass or No Pass on their transcript and requires website posting and notice about the right to request a grade change.
Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic and distance learning, over 270 young people graduated from YouthBuild Charter School of California during the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations, graduates!
All 2021 YCSC graduates are now eligible to apply for the Education Is Forever Scholarship and Mentorship Program for the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship and be paired with a mentor.
On March 18, 2021, our Palmdale site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild hosted a virtual CAP (Community Action Project) called "Beauty from Ashes: A Virtual Empowerment Summit." If you missed the event, we recorded the Zoom and edited a video together, so you can check it out!
YCSC Statement Against Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
At YouthBuild Charter School of California, we formally oppose any and all forms of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
After a complete review of the ongoing global concerns of both the spread of COVID-19 and of the extensive survey input from all stakeholders, the YouthBuild Charter School of California Board of Directors has decided to continue with Distance Learning during Trimester 3 of the 20/21 school year. Please continue to check back for additional updates.
To celebrate Black History Month, our English teachers shared some of their favorite books by Black authors. How many of these have you read and what other books would you recommend? 📚✊🏿
Please read our statement on the insurrection that took place at the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021. As a school, we know that our ultimate goal is to prepare our students to take their rightful place as leaders in their communities and in the world. This requires all of us as educators to convert moments like what happened on 1/6/21 into teachable moments from which to prepare valuable leadership lessons for our students.
Executive Director Alicia Berridge and our partners at Rising Stars Business Academy in Moreno Valley were recently featured in the Press Enterprise.
The latest issue of "Resonance," our English Department newsletter, is finally here! This issue features teacher highlights from their experiences attending NCTE 2020, a virtual conference held in November. It also introduces our newest English teacher, Robert Montes. And, lastly, a short video to bring in a little holiday cheer.
Help the Education is Forever Scholarship Fund raise $5,000 by the end of the year! Funds raised will go directly to providing scholarships and mentorship support for selected YouthBuild Charter School of California graduates who plan to attend college in 2021. Find out how you can make a difference.