Building Futures Academy Charter School


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At YBSJ, students attend school five days a week for 9-12 months through the Building Futures Academy Charter School (BFA) under the San Joaquin County Office of Education. The charter school runs on a traditional school schedule from August to May. Students work in alternating two-week rotations of education and hands-on training with the goal of gaining construction skills and earning their GED or high school diploma. Classes are small and dynamic.  Each student has the benefit of an advisor, ensuring that everyone has a personal connection with at least one staff member. BFA requires that students complete 155 credits, complete thirty hours of community service, and complete a culminating project called a YBG. Students that complete these education requirements will earn their high school diploma.  BFA also offers GED preparation through online courses, and students can take the test itself at the GED test center located at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

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