CSU Chico, High School Scholars, Open University

CSU Chico - Programs for High School Students

CSU, Chico is pleased to announce the High School Scholars opportunity for the Spring 2014 semester.   The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for eligible local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for just $36.   The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements (Applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants; no exceptions):

Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important documents
Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in high school
Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA
Returning HSS students must possess at least a 2.0 CSU Chico GPA for every previous term
Satisfy any prerequisites, or eligibility requirements, for the intended course(s)
Submit the HSS Application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $36¹ fee by the established deadlines
  • HSS participants cannot be concurrently enrolled in courses through Open University.
  • *For further information, including the dates and times of the required HSS Orientation sessions and important deadlines, please visit our High School Scholars website High School Scholars (HSS)
An additional option available to high school students to enroll in coursework at CSU Chico is Chico State Open University

CSU Chico - Post High School Programs

Chico Rural Teacher Pathway:  The Chico Rural Teacher Pathway (CRTP) is a career pathway into teaching that supports low-income students, ages 17-24, in attaining their AA degree at Butte Community College and their BA degree and teaching credential at CSU Chico.  While attending college, the students work part-time in afterschool programs getting valuable teaching experience and earning money to help support themselves and their families.  Partnering with several Butte County schools and agencies, the CRTP's goals are to:

    * Address the youth employment crisis;
    * Connect young people to meaningful jobs and careers;
    * Diversify the teaching workforce in California

For more information see your counselor at CHS and/or contact Al Schademan, CRTP Director, CSU Chico, 530-898-4534.  Or, Esmeralda Campos, CRTP Student Support Specialist, 530-415-0635

Integrated Teacher Education Core (ITEC):   ITEC is a program option that integrates the bachelor's degree and preliminary credential for individuals who already know they want to become teachers.  This accelerated pathway may be completed in four years and includes:

    *  Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
    *  Minor in Special Education
    *  Preliminary Credential with options in Multiple Subject (elementary school), Education Specialist, or         Multiple Subject Bilingual

For more information see your counselor at CHS and/or contact the program recruiter Cheri Taylor at [email protected] or 530-898-8667 to discuss the application process.  Additional program information  is available at the ITEC website

Additional information about grants at Chico State may be found at this CSU, Chico web site.