John Muir Charter School
The John Muir Charter School (Muir) is seeking to provide an educational program designed to meet the educational needs of the youth of the California Conservation Corps and other youth development programs. Muir is a charter school operating as a nonprofit public benefit corporation separate and distinct from the normal high school system. The charter for Muir is held through the Nevada County Office of Education which provides oversight and business services for Muir.
The John Muir Charter School currently provides high school education at most CCC locations. These include Camarillo, Chico, Delta (Stockton), Fresno, Fortuna, Greenwood, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay (Watsonville), Napa/Vallejo, Placer, Pomona, Redding, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Siskiyou (Yreka), Tahoe, and Ukiah.
The CCC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Muir that covers all locations; relationships between Muir and CCC centers are managed locally. Each Muir/CCC location has a minimum of one half-time certificated teacher who provides instruction toward satisfying the requirements for a high school diploma. If corpsmembers need too many credits, Muir will assist them in getting GEDs. A GED can satisfy the growth areas (and credits) required for the students’ core classes. Nevertheless, the ultimate goal of a Muir education is a high school diploma.
The John Muir Charter School is required to participate in the statewide assessment tests and shall meet all statewide standards applicable to non-charter public schools. The law also requires that a public charter school be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices and all other operations.
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John Muir Charter School Headquarters
12338 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
JMCS HQ: (530) 272-4008
JMCS FAX: (530) 272-4009
John Muir Website