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Educational Talent Search (ETS)Top of Page

  • ETS is a federally funded, national TRiO program that is committed to prepare and motivate low-income, first generation junior high and high school students for success in postsecondary education.
  • ETS seeks students who have the desire, ability, and motivation to excel in their education.
  • Joining ETS implies students and their parents are willing to make a commitment to their future.
ETS Advisor- Kelsey Dixon

Upward BoundTop of Page

  • Upward Bound serves:
    • high school students from low-income families
    • high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree
  • The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
  • Upward Bound services/activities include: 
  • Weekly academic tutoring
  • Test preparation workshops
  • Parent workshops in their native language
  • Six week summer residential program
  • Leadership development
  • Laptop and equipment loan program
  • Assistance with A-G college prep course selection
  • Financial aid and college application assistance
  • College visitation trips
  • Career exploration internships

CSU Chico - High School ScholarsTop of Page

The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $102 fee*.
  • The objective of the program is to offer service area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.
  • To find out if you are eligible to participate in this program please talk to your School Counselor.

College ConnectionTop of Page

College Connection students are “concurrently” enrolled, meaning that they are still members of their high school and can participate in school athletics and activities as much as they desire. Students complete high school requirements through a combination of class time and independent studies while enrolling in Butte College classes each semester. 
  • For the 2018-2019 Newsletter click here.
  • For the College Connection Informational Presentation click here.
Important Dates:

12/3 College Connection applications available in high school counseling offices and here.

12/12 College Connection information session in the PV Library, 3:00pm to 4:00pm, all students welcome

12/13 College Connection information session in the Chico High Library, 3:15 to 4:15, all students welcome


1/16 6:00-7:15pm-College Connection Information Night @ CHS Lincoln Center

1/25, 3:30pm-Application deadline, submit in high school counseling office

1/28-2/1 Application review


2/4-2/15-Applicant interviews, held at high schools during school day

2/22 College Connection class of 2020 posted (end of school day at CHS and PV)

2/27 and 2/28 Welcome meeting during lunch at CHS and PV


3/4-8 Scheduling workshops

3/11-3/15 Schedule planning check-in meeting

3/25 Butte College schedule and program paperwork due


schedule review during lunch at CHS and PV


Butte College 2+2Top of Page

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. See your School Counselor 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


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