Charter High School

We believe in the academic potential of all young people and the power of a high school diploma.

Our on-site WASC accredited charter high school gives youth a chance to earn their diploma in a caring and supportive learning environment. On average, our students have attended three

other schools before joining SJCC+CS.

a High School Diploma

Changes Lives

Since 2002, 3276 youth have earned their high school diploma at SJCC+CS, creating a combined increased lifetime earnings of $1.3 billion.

A comprehensive, WASC accredited, high school designed specifically to meet the needs of opportunity youth.

  • FREE enrollment with NO tuition

  • Rolling admission dates

  • Ability to earn ONLY the credits you need (180 credits to graduate)

  • Opportunity for paid job training and college scholarship

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Counseling  and support services

  • VTA Clipper Cards

  • Opportunity for free tattoo removal


Developing literacy

Academic Literacy

The ability to read, write, speak, calculate, reason across all core academic areas.


Digital Literacy

The ability to learn and creatively express oneself through technology.


Civic Literacy

The ability to participate thoughtfully, responsibly, and passionately in the life of the community.


College and Career Literacy

The ability to utilize the foundational skills sought by employers and needed to succeed in higher education.



College scholarships

Leveraging community service for advanced education

SJCC+CS's AmeriCorps program, a voluntary civil service program supported by the U.S. federal government with a goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community, offers members the opportunity to earn a college scholarship, ranging from $1,538- $2,215, by participating in community service events in our communities. They also participate in workshops or training, and by partake in the job training program. In addition, AmeriCorps partners with the Recycling Department to help create internship opportunities at local community colleges.