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Rancho Cielo Construction and Culinary Academies WIOA Program

Rancho Cielo Construction and Culinary Academies 
710 Old Stage Road Salinas, CA 93912
Phone: (831) 444-3533
Fax: (831) 444-3550

John Muir Staff

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Carla Loomis
Carla Loomis
Lead Teacher
Eric Bitter
Eric Bitter
Kristina Bruno
Kristina Bruno
Academic Aide
Amanda MusonesAmanda Musones
Academic Aide
Our Mission:

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To partner with our community to provide a safe campus to deliver programs and services that inspire at risk youth to learn new skills, gain self-esteem and confidence.
John Muir Charter School at Rancho Cielo is a two-part program composed of culinary arts and construction academy programs. Both programs include rigorous academic classrooms aimed at helping students recover credits necessary for a high school diploma while also providing hands-on training preparing students for a trade. Students remark that they enjoy the safe, relaxed atmosphere of our beautiful 100 acre campus and the disciplined focus of the classrooms. Students graduate with a thorough knowledge of technology skills and a career pathway emphasis.
John Muir Charter School has partnered with the Rancho Cielo Youth Campus to operate the Drummond Culinary Academy and the Construction Academy. A professional chef and his staff train the culinary students in skills leading to an official culinary certificate. The culinary program works with local chefs and restaurants to expose the students to key aspects of the culinary field. The construction class coordinates with the culinary class in an organic gardening program where kitchen waste is composted for use in the garden which in turn produces vegetables for the kitchen. The Construction Academy also partners with "The Solar Off-Set Project", a solar project that teaches students various skills in the photo voltaic industry. Both classes use industry specific materials in class activities and lessons.

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Rancho Cielo Staff

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 Mark Bruszer
Program Director
Rancho Cielo in the News

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Rancho Cielo Welcome Video

RC Students Cook 1000lbs of Turkey - The Californian

Rancho Cielo students to cook 1,000 pounds of turkey for feast

, The CalifornianPublished 10:38 a.m. PT Nov. 21, 2017

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RC Graduates 7th Class - Monterey Herald

Rancho Cielo Students Promotes Peace

Rancho Cielo leadership council recognized for promoting peace

CLOSE When Danielle Dorado began telling Salinas middle-schoolers about her brother's 40-year prison sentence for gang-related activity, she had no idea her willingness to share and help others would take her to an audience 2,200 miles away this summer.

Ted Taylor Center Breaks Ground