Education and job training are foundational elements of a healthy city and region. Our educational institutions establish critical thinking skills, social accountability, and the means for financial independence, and lifelong learning and training opportunities ensure that our workforce can succeed and adapt to changes in the economy.
Yucaipa’s residents are served by the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD). The YCJUSD presently comprises six elementary schools, two middle schools (grades 7–8); one high school campus (grades 9–12), one dependent charter school (grades K–8), a continuation high school (grades 9–12), a special education success program (grades K–12), and an adult continuing education program. The City is also home to several charter schools, including the Inland Leaders Charter School and Competitive Edge Charter School. Yucaipa’s ability to equip youth with the foundation for independence, higher education, and a career starts at school.
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District offers an adult school that is dedicated to building an educational foundation to meet the needs and demands of a growing community; provide a safe and supportive lifelong learning environment; and facilitate the development and attainment of academic, personal, vocational, and professional goals.
Yucaipa is home to Crafton Hills College (CHC), one of California’s 112 community colleges, which serves over 5,000 students in 37 degree programs and 35 occupational certificate plans. CHC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. CHC’s vision is to become the premier community college for public safety, health services careers, and transfer preparation.
Yucaipa is served by quality libraries and resource centers. Crafton Hills College’s new central Learning Resource Center Library provides a central location for all of the campus’s learning resources outside the classroom including the library, student tutoring, and the faculty teaching and learning center. The City is also home to the Yucaipa Public Library, a branch of the San Bernardino County library system.
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