Upcoming Events

College and Career Planning Night

October 29th, 2018

PVHS Library  6:00 pm

All grade levels are welcome but seniors and juniors will find the evening to be especially informative as they begin planning for college admissions.  Students & families will be able to choose from a variety of workshops focused on the college application process, financial aid, Butte College transfer information, and college entrance testing and assessment (SAT, ACT and EAP).  Representatives from Chico State University, Butte College and PVHS Counselling Department will be present to support your child in planning for their high school goals.

Financial Aid Night

November 29th, 2018

PVHS Library  6:00 pm

(Registrations begins at 5:30)
Representatives from Butte College & Chico State Financial Aid offices will provide great information, answer questions and help you get on a computer and begin completing your FAFSA.  (The FAFSA form determines your student's eligibility for state & federal financial aid programs.  The deadline to apply is March 2, 2019.)

College Entrance Requirements


California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 112 colleges.  Community colleges offer a wide range of educational offerings and many students attend community college as a transfer pathway to a CSU or UC, for workforce and career training, and to complete a certificate or degree program.  You can explore the California Community College system at:


High school graduate of an accredited high school, high school certificate of proficiency (CHSPE), GED or 18 years old.


California State University:

The California State University system is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.With 23 campuses, almost 447,000 students, and 45,000 faculty and staff, the CSU system is one of the largest, most diverse, and affordable university systems in the country.  You can explore the California State University system at:  https://secure.csumentor.edu/

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITIES:  Bakersfield, Monterey Bay, California Maritime Academy, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma,  Stanislaus

University of California

:The University of California is a part of California’s three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community College System.  The UC system has 10 campuses. Today, the UC system includes more than 233,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world.  You can explore the University of California system’s website at:  admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA:  Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz


To be eligible for admission as a freshman, California residents must meet the following subject requirements, examination requirements and scholarship requirements:

1. Subject Requirements: Courses must be on approved UC course list (see List of Courses to Meet ”a-g” Subject Requirements for Admission to U.C.) Grades must be “C” or better in each course in the subject areas listed to the right:

2. Colleges recommend that students take a full academic load in the senior year.

3. Examination requirements: UC/CSU-All freshman applicants must submit scores on the SAT Reasoning test or the ACT. UC-Freshman may also submit scores on two SAT Subject Tests in two different areas of the student's choice: history, social science, English literature, mathematics, laboratory science or a language other than English. Subject tests are not required, but may be considered in the evaluation of your application.

Register for these tests online at www.collegboard.org and www.actstudent.org

A more complete review of UC and CSU requirements are available in the Counseling Office or on the internet at www.csumentor.edu or www.ucop.edu

Both systems use an Eligibility Index, which considers such information as "a-g" gpa, test scores, etc. to determine eligibility. See your guidance counselor for further details. Student athletes must also follow NCAA eligibility criteria, which differ from the CSU/UC requirements. See your counselor for additional information.


HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE – 2 years required (20 credits)

Two years of history/social science to include: one year of United States History or one-half of United States History and one-half of civics or American Government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.

ENGLISH – 4 years required (40 credits)

Four years of college preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature, poetry, and drama. Not more than one year course will be accepted from the ninth grade.

MATHEMATICS - 3 years required (30 credits); UC recommends 4 years

Three years including elementary algebra, geometry, and second year (advanced) algebra. Math courses taken in grades 7 and 8 may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if the high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.

LABORATORY SCIENCE – 2 required (20 credits); UC recommends 3 years

Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three areas: biology, chemistry, and physics. Laboratory courses in earth/space sciences are acceptable if they have as prerequisites or provide basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, or physics. Not more than one year of grade 9 laboratory science can be used to meet this requirement.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 2 years required (20 credits); UC recommends 3 years

Two years of a language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, and composition.

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS – 1 year (10 credits)

Any courses on the approved list for art or music or Theatre Arts classes.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVES – 1 year required (10 credits)

In addition to those required in “a-e” above chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and languages other than English (a third year in the language used for the “e” requirement or two years of another language). See CSU/UC approved course list for electives.


UC/CSU Approved Courses


Current Courses to Meet “A-G” Subject Requirements for Admission to UC/CSU


World History -P

AP World History-P

US History-P

AP US History-P

American Government/Economics-P

History of Europe IB/HL2-P

AP Government/AP Macroeconomics-P



English 9-P

Honors English 9-P

English 10-P

Honors English 10-P

American Literature-P 

AP English Language & Composition-P

English IB/HL1-P

World Literature-P

Expository Reading and Writing Course-P

English IB/HL2-P

AP English Literature-P



Integrated Math 1-P

Integrated Math 2-P

Integrated Math 3-P

Adv Math Concepts-P


Honors Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus-P

AP Statistics-P

AP Calculus AB-P

IB Math SL-P








AP Biology-P

AP Chemistry-P

Biology IB/HL1-P

Biology IB/HL 2-P

Chemistry IB/SL-P





French 1,2,3-P

French Language IB/SL-P

AP French-P

Spanish 1,2,3,4-P

Spanish for Spanish Speakers-P

AP Spanish Language-P

Spanish Language IB/SL-P

Japanese 4-P

Japanese IB/SL-P



Arch Design & CAD 1,2,3-P

Audio-Media Production-P

Intro to Art-P

Ceramics 1-P


Photography 1,2-P

Art Studio 1-P

AP Art Studio-P

Theatre Arts 1,2-P

Theatre IB/SL, IB/HL2-P

Video Production 1,2-P


A Capella Choir-P


Wind Ensemble-P

Jazz Ensemble-P

Concert Band-P

Music Theory-P

AP Music Theory-P


Beginning Piano-P

Guitar 1-P

Culinary Arts 2-P



All courses listed under A-E with the exception of math courses, plus the following:


College Prep Science 9-P

College Prep Earth and Space-P

American Gov/Economics-P 

AP Gov/Macroeconomics-P

History of Europe IB/HL2-P


AP Psychology-P

Sports Medicine-P

Medical Term and Careers-P

Medical and Hospital Careers-P

Administration of Justice-P




AVID Senior Seminar-P

Adv Journalism-P

Theory of Knowledge IB-P

Human Development-P

Culinary Arts 1,2-P

Careers with Kids-P


Nutrition Science-P

Life Management-P

Senior Survival-P

Eng and Design & CAD 1,2,3-P

Welding 1-P

Adv Welding-P

Video Production 3-P

Butte College 2 + 2 Partnership Agreement


Partnership Agreement Butte College has identified certain high school classes that are judged to be equivalent in scope, content and skill level to selected Butte College courses. If you complete any of these courses while in high school, you can earn college credits in advance. See your teacher to enroll in this program.


Classes include:

Administration of Justice

Careers in Public Safety and Law

Medical Terminology and Careers

Online Medical and Terminology-P

Human Development-P

Careers with Kids-P


Arch Design & CAD 1-P

Engineering Design & CAD 1-P

Advanced Welding

Welding and Fabrication

Photography 1-P

Audio and Video Production

Video Production 1-P



College Connection

College Connection is a partnership between Butte college and Chico Unified School District.

This is a college immersion program for high school seniors. 

¨ Take college classes and save money

¨ Explore college and move towards the next step in your academic future

¨ Receive support from a trained and credentialed teacher 

Information Night  -  January 16, 2019   6:00 - 7:15 pm  at Chico High School in the Chico High Williams Theater.  Presentation begins at 6:00 with a a question and answer period.  
Click HERE for the College Connection Information Presentation
Click HERE for more information timeline


Butte College Reg 2 Go



Reg-to-Go START HERE - Butte College Bound Seniors
STEP 1 - Apply online to receive your Butte College I.D. number
Visit - www.butte.edu/highschool/getting_started/reg_to_go.html

The Butte College Reg-to-Go program will begin in January. Reg-to-Go is a great opportunity for high school seniors to participate in orientation, assessment, counseling, and registration before the end of their senior year. Counselors from Butte will be visiting Economics and Government classes to explain the program and other relevant information pertaining to enrollment.
Reg2Go Calendar of Events:

January - Counselor Class Visits
February & March - Assessments
April & May - Orientation Counseling Registration Campus Visit

Planning to attend a University? Here's a recommended application timeline!

Butte College Career and Technical Programs

Butte College Career and Technical Programs

 *  Automotive Technology
*  Cosmetology
*  Certified Nursing Assistant
*  EMS - Paramedic
*  Firefighter 1 Academy
*  Fish & Wildlife Academy
*  Law Enforcement Academy
*  Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)
*  LVN to RN
Registered Nursing (RN)
*  Respiratory Care
*  State Parks Academy
* Welding Technology

To learn more about Butte College Career and Technical Programs,


College Planning Web Sites

College Planning Web Sites
Beware of scams.... All information is on the web and FREE!!  Don't send money to anyone!!

          www.MyMajors.com - Educational program assessment
          www.Petersons.com - College information
          www.assist.org - Articulation and transfer information
          www.collegelink.com - A major site for college exploration
          www.uccp.org - online college preparatory courses