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Butte College Connection: Spend Your Senior Year at Butte College

About College Connection

College Connection is a partnership with participating school districts to provide high school seniors the option of spending their senior year at Butte College.  Students complete high school requirements through a combination of class time and independent studies while enrolling in Butte College classes each semester.  Students typically complete an average of 22 college units.  Students can earn general education credit, explore interests, majors, and enjoy a supported immersion experience prior to their “official” freshman year of college.

College Connection Application & Tips
View the application tips link below prior to completing your application. 
What College Connection students say about the program:
  • College Connection has given me the opportunity to take college classes for free, to build my own schedule, and learn skills of time management. It has given me a head start into college!    -Hailey Ropes
  • I chose College Connection because I wanted a sense of independence and responsibility that was above the average high school experience, and so far, I have loved every bit of it.     -Declan Onstot
  • College Connection has been an eye-opening academic experience, a gateway to opportunities. Students in the program need to be responsible and independent, in exchange for essential knowledge about managing college life.     -Autumn Teso
Have questions?   Contact College Connection teacher/advisor Elaine Ellsmore:

Concurrent Enrollment, Butte College

To learn more about concurrent enrollment, please visit the link below.
To stay up to date on Butte College news, we encourage you to visit our webpage below dedicated to COVID-19.
Form Submission:
All our campuses are currently closed, all forms must be submitted by email attachment to or by fax at 530-895-2962.  Please do not mail or drop-off forms in person.

High School Scholars Program CSU, Chico

The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $102 fee*.  The objective of the program is to offer service area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.
For more information on the High School Scholars Program at CSU, Chico click the link below.

Educational Talent Search (ETS)

ETS is a federally funded, national TRiO program that is committed to prepare and motivate low-income, first generation junior high and high school students for success in postsecondary education.
ETS seeks students who have the desire, ability, and motivation to excel in their education.
Joining ETS implies students and their parents are willing to make a commitment to their future.
For more information on ETS click on the link below or you can email the Advisor, Karla Guzman.  
ETS Advisor: 

Upward Bound

Upward Bound serves:
  • high school students from low-income families
  • high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree
The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound services/activities include: 
  • Weekly academic tutoring
  • Test preparation workshops
  • Parent workshops in their native language
  • Six week summer residential program
  • Leadership development
  • Laptop and equipment loan program
  • Assistance with A-G college prep course selection
  • Financial aid and college application assistance
  • College visitation trips
  • Career exploration internships
For more information on the Upward Bound program click the link below.
Program Coordinators:

Are you a student, parent, or community member? Keep in touch with us: