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College Connection Teacher/Advisor • or •


Class of 2022! Interested in College Connection for your senior year?


Information about the application process will be pushed out to the current junior class in November.

Check your inbox! A screencast presentation will be sent to the juniors' PUSD emails and their parent/guardian emails provided to the district office. 



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CLICK THE GREEN LINK BELOW TO APPLY! This link will also give you a detailed to-do list and the link for the Parent/Guardian Statement required as part of your application!

Click the link below to access the following:

  • Zoom invitations for Q&A sessions. Choose one or both sessions to attend. Current CC students and Mrs. Jones will be present to answer any questions you have about the program. 

  • Tips and instructions about the application process

  • 2022 Application (required)

  • Parent/Guardian Statement for the 2022 Application (required)




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Butte College will operate on a distance learning model for Spring 2021. Teaching staff will be working remotely. Please contact Mrs. Jones via email.

CC 2020-21 Brochure
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Need a larger version for an easier read? Click the link below.

CC Brochure 2021-22 online format.pdf

  • An alternative program where high school seniors complete their graduation requirements via an online independent study program while concurrently earning college credits at Butte College classes.

  • The goals of the program are to assist students in developing the necessary study survival skills to successfully transition to college-level work and to provide students the opportunity to take challenging courses in an enriched learning environment.

 All Regions Photo - Class of 2019
Butte County - All Regions (Paradise, Chico & PV, Oroville & LP)
College Connection Class of 2019
  • Butte College students who take 11 units per semester would pay $1,012 for two semesters. College Connection students are FREE!  (Excluding the cost of books.)

Wow, what a great opportunity to get a jump start on the first year of college completing up to 22 college units!

  • College Connection students have maximum freedom in their day to select college courses and organize their time! 

  • A large variety of elective classes to choose from!

  • Gain confidence in navigating the college environment and curriculum before transferring to a university as a full-time college student!

  • Attend school on a beautiful campus located on nature preserve!

  • Finish your high school graduation requirements via an online independent study program.

Make connections that will last a lifetime! 
making forever connections
Ayanna, Lexie, Gretchen Girl Fun 2018/19

Students are still PHS Bobcats and can participate in the athletic program and attend PHS events!

Abria and Riley - Prom 2018


paw print      Kate and Matthew: Valedictorian PHS Pride 2019    paw print
CC Students Kate and Matthew - PHS Valedictorian Pride 2019
  • Recruitment for College Connection begins in December of junior year.

  • All students with a 2.0 GPA or higher are eligible to participate

  • Up to 34 students are accepted

Once the students have been selected, they will meet with their parents/guardians and the College Connection advisor to develop their college schedules.  These schedules will be tailored to reflect the goals of each individual student, whether they are college-bound or vocationally-oriented.

Kira, Keaton, Kang, Luke, Chloe at the CC Breakfast Social - Class 2019
Kira, Keaton, Kang, Luke, & Chloe at the all Region College Connection Social 2018/19

Please contact Mrs. Kim Jones with any questions.


The Application Process Includes:

  • A digital application including a student essay and parent statement

  • Teacher evaluations

  • Evaluation of transcripts - depth and breadth of classes taken + grades

  • Evaluation of attendance & behavioral records

  • Interview

  • College Connection students will follow the Butte College academic calendar

  • Due to the differences between the PUSD and Butte academic calendars, students are required to start their independent study, high school portion of the program approximately 2 - 2 1/2 weeks prior to the start of each semester to accommodate the required time spent in traditional high school classes.


College Connection students do not pay per unit for their courses! Butte College reserves the right to change the cost of services for College Connection students.

  • Extra fees could be added for specific college course work (various arts classes for examples).  The costs are course dependent and are generally $15 to $30 per course.

  • Book costs:

Students are responsible for the cost of all books with the following allowances:

  • PUSD provides $150 per student for the academic year.

  • There is a limited lending library available.

  • Butte College buses are FREE from Paradise to Butte College.

    a buss
  • With parent permission, students may use their own vehicles or rideshare

  • When instruction returns to the traditional face-to-face model, buses will be back on the road safely transporting students to campus!
Butte's bus on the road!

Class of 2020Top of Page

CC class of 2020
Heather going to her college chem. class
classmates and friends PHS & CHS 2020
classmates and friends 2020

Class of 2019Top of Page

goofing off for picture time CC class 2019
Classmates and friends 2019
friends and classmates 2019
friends and classmates 2019
friends and classmates 2019
friends and classmates 2019
friends and classmates 2019
Graduation 2019
Graduation 2019
Graduation 2019
classmates CC class of 2019
graduation 2019
Graduation 2019
Lexy & Kiley - Graduation never seemed so sweet, 2019
graduation 2019
graduation 2019
Graduation 2019
2019 graduation

Class of 2018Top of Page

CC class of 2018
CC class of 2018
CC breakfast social 2017-18
CC breakfast social PHS CHS 2017-18
All regions (PUSD, CUSD, OUSD) 2018
CC breakfast social 2017-18
classmates and friends PHS & CHS 2017-18
classmates and friends 2018
time to study Japanese 2018
classmates and friends 2018
Transfer Day 2017-18
transfer day at Butte 2017-18
photos from 2018
Photo from 2018
Photos from 2018

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