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.
Butte County - All Regions (Paradise, Chico & PV, Oroville & LP)
College Connection Class of 2019
WHY CHOOSE COLLEGE CONNECTION?
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!
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
YOU'LL TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
CC Students Kate and Matthew - PHS Valedictorian Pride 2019
HOW TO BE A PART OF THE PROGRAM?
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.
APPLICATION & TIMELINE
Please contact Ambrosia Krinsky with any questions.
The Application Process Includes:
A digital application including a student essay and parent statement
Evaluation of transcripts - depth and breadth of classes taken + grades
Evaluation of attendance & behavioral records
WHEN WILL STUDENTS ATTEND?
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.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS PROGRAM COST?
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.
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.
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!