About Us

John Muir Charter High School At A Glance

John Muir Charter High School was founded in 1999 to provide education services for the California Conservation Corps. In the following fifteen years Muir has grown to serve Certified Local Conservation Corps, YouthBuild, Job Corps and Workforce Investment Act funded programs. These state, local, and federal programs employ young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 and provide participants with service learning, vocational and life-skills training and educational opportunities.

John Muir is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and provides a unique model for students to prepare for community college, vocational training or the workforce. To best insure that students are able to eliminate barriers in education and focus on remediation and high school completion, Muir maintains a low student to credentialed-teacher ratio of approximately 17 to 1. In some instances, the ratio is much lower when taking into account instructional assistants, tutors, caseworkers, and other staff. Muir also provides computers and state-of-the-art programs in all classrooms.

To learn more visit johnmuircs.com.

YouthBuild at a Glance

In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 are able to attend high school diploma classes and construction or other vocational training programs while building affordable housing in their home communities, YouthBuild emphasis emphasizes leadership development, community service, and the creation of a positive community of adults and youth committed to each other’s success. Most YouthBuild programs work on a 50/40/10 model- 50% of the program time is spent in high school academic classes, 40% in construction or other vocational training programs, and 10% in life skills and leadership training.

Since YouthBuild’s founding in East Harlem in 1978, YouthBuild has grown to encompass 273 YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington, DC., and the Virgin Islands engaging approximately 10,000 young adults per year.

To learn more visit youthbuild.org