The ICOE Charter School Business Division works to support our three county-authorized charter schools. The three county-authorized charter schools are headquartered in Los Angeles and operate school sites throughout southern California. The Charter School Business Division assists with all business functions of these charter schools including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and budgeting.
The Inyo County Office of Education is also responsible for evaluating charter school initial and renewal charter school petitions and overseeing charter school operations, including educational programs, and governance. We are proud of the positive impact these schools have made across southern California and our long-standing commitment to their mission.
The largest charter operation authorized by the ICOE is YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC). YCSC is a WASC-accredited project-based high school serving young people ages 16-24 who previously left or were pushed out of the traditional school system without a diploma. YCSC works with local Youthbuild to provide students with vocational training, counseling, leadership development, post-secondary readiness, and an authentic education leading to a high school diploma.
The other charter school operations that are part of the ICOE charter school portfolio are the Los Angeles Education Corps (LAEC) which oversees seven small, supportive learning communities through its two accredited charter high schools: The Education Corps/Saito High School (three campuses) and College Bridge Academy (four campuses). The LAEC works in partnership with highly regarded local agencies, including the LA Conservation Corps, Conservation Corps of Long Beach, Shields for Families, Artworx LA, and Barrio Action. In most cases, LAEC campuses are housed within their facilities. Together, LAEC actively engages urban young people in holistic services that prepare them for a healthy, productive adulthood.