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Come Back Charter School



Come Back Charter School (CBCS), a charter school authorized by the Merced County Office of Education (MCOE), is an independent study program for students 18 and older and provides individualized and flexible learning plans to accommodate life's responsibilities.

  • An independent study format with flexible hours to accommodate work and day care responsibilities.
  • Individualized learning plans with a mix of online course work, presentations, and general instruction
  • College and Career readiness programs
  • Counseling services

Are you ready to Come Back and earn your high school diploma? We are currently accepting new students for the fall. If you are interested,  scroll down to the "Enroll in Three Easy Steps" section.

​If you are 18 and over and don't have a high school diploma, what's stopping you? It's never too late to Come Back to school!

Orientation Workshops​

​​​​Prior to enrolling at CBCS, potential students must attend an orientation workshop. Orientation dates are listed below. All orientation workshops will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. All orientation workshops will be held at the CBCS main location at 350 W. Yosemite Avenue in Merced (directly across the street from Merced College). 

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023

  • ​Tuesday, May 16, 2023

  • ​​Tuesday, June 13, 2023​​​

​*Dates are subject to change.​​​

​​Any additional dates and times may be added if the need arises. Please check back periodically for any updates. Please complete the Intent to Enroll Form prior to attending. Contact the main office you have need additional information.

Enroll in Three Easy Steps

Draft of 2022-23 LCAP Plan​

Below is the draft of the 2022-23 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for CBCS. Feel free to review the plan and provide the school with suggestions, comments, or questions. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please email the school at with your suggestions. Thank you.

2022-23 LCAP - Draft