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College Connection

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Mrs. Jones


College Connection Teacher/Advisor • or •
Yan Shi & Mrs. Jones
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  • An alternative program where high school seniors complete their graduation requirements via an on-line 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!

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

  • Finish your high school graduation requirements via an on-line independent study program. Throw out the books, kids; you'll all receive Chromebooks to do your work!

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Maggie working on her Chromebook
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Ashley enjoying the wildlife

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

Abria and Riley - Prom 2018

                                                You'll Take Pride In Your Accomplishments!

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                    Kara & Logan sporting their academic excellence medals, 2017 Dalton & Brody relieved after presenting their senior projects, 2018
  • 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 all Region College Connection Social 2018

The recruitment & application process for 2018/19 will start in December, 2018!

Please contact Mrs. Kim Jones with any questions.


The Application Process Includes:

  • A written application including a student essay and parent statement

  • Teacher evaluations

  • Evaluation of attendance & behavioral records

  • Butte College VitaNavis assessment (vocational aptitude test to better serve in helping students with Butte College class selection)

  • 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 3 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 such as art, photo, and science labs.  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.

Jacob, Jake, and Yan showing off some of what Butte has to offer!
  • Butte College buses are FREE from Paradise to Butte College.

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  • With parent permission, students may use their own vehicles or ride share

Butte's bus on the road!

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