The Unconventional Path Takes Courage To Choose. Let’s Help Students Choose It.

JMCS is a charter school equipping 14- to 26-year-olds to earn a high school diploma and prepare for a fulfilling career through job training and educational, social, and emotional support that fits into their lives.

How We Work With Students

We partner with workforce development and community organizations to give high school students a personalized option that helps them reach their goals.

We make high school
practical – and profitable.

We don’t have to conform to fit in here. Our school gives 14- to 26-year-olds with diverse academic needs a personal, flexible, and rewarding pathway to graduation.

We open up
exciting career paths.

Every JMCS learner receives active — and often paid — job training. We partner with local workforce leaders looking to hire our students onto their teams.

We prioritize
everyday wisdom.

We intentionally practice skills that matter at work and in our personal lives. Our curriculum is designed to support financial goals and social-emotional health as part of academics.

We build
purposeful community.

We take the time to learn about and share our stories. Connected by respect and guided by love, we push each other because of and regardless of our experiences, skills, and dreams.

Our Partners Make California Home For All Of Us

JMCS exclusively works with organizations that provide California young people and adults with job training. We structure our model to support the independence and distinct goals of each partner, at each site, for each student.

California Conservation Corps

Work hard on environmentally focused projects and emergency response to help make California an even better place for all.

Local Corps

Protect California’s natural resources, whether it’s through high-impact recycling, park restoration, or fighting climate change.


Achieve your goals, learn to become the leaders of today and tomorrow, and provide valuable community service on a global scale.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Get general job readiness preparation, specific vocational training, leadership development, and internship opportunities.

Join Us​

Let’s work together to become a community the most marginalized students in California can trust.