Chico is located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley, 90 miles north of Sacramento and 175 miles northeast of San Francisco. It serves as the hub of commercial, agricultural, cultural, educational, medical and recreational activities for approximately 120,000 area residents. Chico is the home of California State University, Chico, which serves approximately 16,000 students and is located adjacent to our campus. Butte College, located 14 miles south of Chico, serves approximately 11,500 students.


Chico High School is a four-year, two-semester comprehensive high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of two comprehensive secondary schools in the Chico Unified School District. Current enrollment is approximately 1,875 students, of which 465 are seniors. There are 5 guidance counselors

Honors/Advanced Placement Courses

Honors English - Grades 9-10
Advanced Placement English Lang/Comp - Grade 11
Advanced Placement English Lit/Comp - Grade 12
Advanced Placement Spanish - Grades 9-12
Advanced Placement Euro History - Grades 10-12
Advanced Placement Government - Grade 12
Advanced Placement Econ (Micro/Macro) - Grades 11-12
Advanced Placement U.S. History - Grades 11-12
Advanced Placement Calculus - Grades 10-12
Advanced Placement Statistics - Grades 9-12
Advanced Placement Biology - Grades 10-12
Advanced Placement Chemistry - Grades 11-12
Advanced Placement Psychology - Grades 11-12


English (9-12 Continuous) - 40.0 credits
Math (includes Alg. 1 / IM1) - 30.0 credits
Life Science - 10.0 credits
Physical Science - 10.0 credits
World History  - 10.0 credits
U.S. History  -10.0 credits
Government - 5.0 credits
Economics - 5.0 credits
Physical Education - 20.0 credits
Health - 5.0 credits
Fine Arts/Frn Lang/CTE - 10.0 credits
Other Electives - 80.0 credits
Grades 9,10,11,12 = total of 235 credits

Grading System

SAT Scores:

A = 100 - 90 
B = 89 - 80 
C = 79 - 70 
D = 69 - 60 

SAT Scores 2015-16

Mean Score: 
Math:  548 
Critical Reading:  527 
Writing:  507
COMPUTATION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE: All grades are ranked as follows: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.
TRANSCRIPT CODE OF “P”: Any courses with a “P” in the title are on the University of California and California
State University approved list of courses that meet their admission requirements.
RANK IN CLASS: Chico High does not report individual rank in class, but we do provide deciles distribution.
Cumulative ranking based on GPA does not adequately represent our students’ actual achievement.
INDEPENDENT AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDY: Work Experience, Butte College Connection, Independent Study,
Medically Necessary Instruction, Butte College and California State University, Chico.
DAILY SCHEDULE: Based on six 56-minute class periods.
GRADUATES ENTERING COLLEGE: 30% enter a 4-year college, 63% enter a 2-year college.