Our Program

We offer a comprehensive set of college-preparatory courses covering all the required subjects in math, science, language arts, social studies, visual and performing arts, and P.E. We also offer many electives such as Graphic Design, Career Education, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Psychology, Sociology, etc. Our interactive interface allows students to navigate through the course material and activities with ease, while providing a rigorous program. Daily activities include a variety of different exercises including videos, reading assignments, simulations, games that help you review concepts and vocabulary, quizzes, daily classroom discussions, and weekly projects.

CHYBA's design and curriculum delivery provides opportunities that most students would not be able to experience at a traditional school. Courses are available at any time of day or night. Students can access our innovative curriculum in a consistent, highly interactive format, and they receive daily personalized attention from our CA certificated, highly qualified teachers. Students actively participate in their classes and let their voices be heard in discussion boards and in class blogs as well as face-to-face with our instructors. In addition, CHYBA offers a positive, supportive learning environment that focuses on the real world skills necessary to succeed beyond high school. 


The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are part of California’s state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The summative assessments are an annual measure of what students know and can do using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. 

The California Science Test (CAST) is part of California’s state testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The CAST measures what students know and can do using the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS), which focus on understanding the concepts across such scientific areas as life science, earth and space science, and physical science. These standards use disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts to help students understand how science works in the natural world.

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Graduates of California Heritage YouthBuild Academy will earn a California high school diploma. CHYBA is unique in the way of offering career tracks to help students prepare for career or post-secondary education.


Here is a link to the checklist outlining the requirements for graduation


Our school week runs Monday through Friday. Students will split their time between onsite academic classes and career track activities.   Additionally, students are responsible for logging into their online courses each school day.


CHYBA students have the choice to immerse themselves and earn school credit in career tracks that include Contruction Technology and Certified Nursing Assistants.  Our program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education & Research(NCCER) core curriculum. The Construction Technology modules cover areas such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Upon completion our students obtain an industry recognized certification through the NCCER Registry and a Wallet Card to verify construction job training.  Students interested in becoming a Nurse Aide/ Home Health Aide (CNA) have to opportunity to dual enroll with the College of Medical Arts(CMA). The program is a 6 week commitment that includes theory class time at our school site on Airport Road and hands on clinical application at local care facilities. The 6 week course prepares the graduate for certification by the State of California as an entry-level caregiver in a health care profession. After passing the State Exam, graduates become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and may find employment in nursing homes, home health care agencies, long-term care facilities, medical offices, outpatient clinics, clinical labs and numerous other health care facilities. Students interested looking for more information may visit the College of Medical Arts website.


Students enrolled with California Heritage YouthBuild Academy have the opportunity to take classes at Shasta Community College through a process known as concurrent enrollment.  Students can get a head start on their college education while still earning high school credit toward their diploma.

Everyone has to start somewhere!