John Muir Charter School at the Fresno CCC offers corpsmembers an educational program that makes a positive impact in the lives of our students, as well as the community. Compassion for our students, paired with high expectations, is the driving force toward high school graduation. The students know their instructor and the center staff are united as advocates for their personal growth, which empowers them to succeed.
"I like John Muir Charter School because I get to work by myself, can choose the subject I want to work on, and work at my own pace. John Muir is an awesome school and I'm looking forward to graduating soon."
-Benny Gonzalez, student and corpsmember
"I feel this school is different because the teacher really wants you to learn and earn your diploma. At my other schools in the past, I felt that I didn't fit in and wasn't wanted. Here, I know I belong."
- Adrian Murillo, student and corpsmember
JMCS recognizes our students' CCC efforts by awarding vocational education credits for their conservation activities. In addition, a wide variety of field-based educational opportunities are available within the CCC. Corpsmembers receive training in CPR, first aid, emergency response, highway worker safety, hazardous waste operations (HAZWOPER), cultural sensitivity and awareness, state and commercial driver's certification, conservation awareness, and career development. Students are able to earn additional credits toward their high school diploma with the successful completion of certification courses.