San Joaquin Building Futures Academy

(209) 468.8140 • Staff Directory

San Joaquin Building Futures Academy (SJBFA) is a public school of choice for students in San Joaquin County with the exception that admission preference will be given to qualified participants of the California Conservation Corps, Local Conservation Corps, Job Corps, YouthBuild, and Workforce Investment Act programs. SJBFA is a high school dropout credit recovery program that offers grades 9-12 and serves youth ages 16-24. Academic and construction curriculum is integrated and provides multiple opportunities for hands-on experiences. SJBFA utilizes a nontraditional approach to education and focuses on five key elements:

  • • Completion of a high school diploma or GED
  • • Certification in a construction-related industry
  • • Leadership development and community service
  • • On-going counseling
  • • Post-program placement in post-secondary education, employment, military, or an apprenticeship

Currently SJBFA is in partnership with YouthBuild San Joaquin, a federally-funded construction and employment training program. Students enrolled in YouthBuild have the opportunity to earn money, learn construction skills, and go to high school at the same time. Working in the YouthBuild Program while attending SJBFA allows students to experience on-the-job training and build 21st-century life and career skills.

SJBFA Student Handbook (English)
SJBFA Student Handbook (Spanish)
San Joaquin County WorkNet
Charter School Complaint Notice (English)
Charter School Complaint Notice (Spanish)

To learn more about SJBFA and YouthBuild, visit