The John Muir Charter School (JMCS) is a school like no other. The school operates grades 9-12 for young adults ages 18 to 24 years old; giving them the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, learn valuable job skills and complete exciting, valuable work for the community. 

If you are 18 to 24 years old and interested in attending JMCS or joining the Sequoia Community Corps, you can take advantage of all these great opportunities:

  • Earn a high school diploma with the help of excellent, credentialed teachers 
  • Receive an individualized education plan that integrates your work schedule
  • Earn a paycheck while pursuing your diploma
  • Learn vocational, life and leadership skills
  • Help improve your community through hands-on community service projects

Please contact Chantel Medeiros for more information at (559) 741-4684 or chantel.medeiros@cset.org


The teachers and staff with the Sequoia Community Corps provide an engaging, positive learning environment that far supersedes the traditional setting students experienced during their time in conventional high schools. JMCS instructors ensure that the classroom environment couples hands-on vocational skills training with a unique learning environment, ensuring that students receive real world skills that are immediately applicable to their lives. In addition, classes are offered in small group settings where an average staff to member ratio of 1:15 is maintained- quite different from the large environment of traditional public schools. Students are taught to not just passively accept instruction but to activate their learning potential and learn from one another. Toward that end, instructors see themselves as guides, rather than figures of authority, and provide the opportunity for students to develop self-respect, respect for others, a strong work ethic and a dedication to learning. This creates an atmosphere of mutual trust and learning.
Sequoia Community Corps offers vocational training in construction trades, solar, weatherization, urban forestry, recycling, electronic waste collection, oil collection and recycling specialists. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Bobcat and forklift certificates, OSHA 10-hour, first aid and CPR and PACT certificated. We also offer scholarships to students wishing to pursue secondary education, advanced vocational training and union apprenticeships. Upon graduation, students enter the Corps to Career Program where they are prepared for job interviews, learn to write resumes and gain the skills needed to pursue employment after the Corps. This program also assists them with job placement.


When requesting a transcript, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Student name, date of birth and contact information
  • JMCS attendance and/or graduation date
  • Name of student's last attended school site