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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.

Who Attends?
This program is for high school seniors.  Students are accepted through an application process in the spring semester of their junior year.  Participating schools include Chico High, Pleasant Valley, Orland High, Inspire, Hearthstone, Las Plumas and Oroville High School.

When is College Connection?
Approved student can enroll in Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring Semesters

Butte College Contacts by Region
Region Butte College Contact
Paradise Kim Jones
Oroville Julie Decker
Chico High Elaine Ellsmore
Pleasant Valley Elaine Ellsmore
Small School / Charter Bill Brent
Orland Joy Padden

CUSD College Connection Class of 2020Top of Page

Serving Chico High, Pleasant Valley, and Oak Bridge at Butte-Glenn Community College
Program Outreach—Visit the College Connection table or attend the College Connection break out session at the CHS College & Career Planning night on 10/17 or the PVHS College & Career Planning night on 10/29. After school information sessions will be held at both PVHS and Chico High School in December.
College Connection (CC) applications available—Pick up your College Connection application on or after November 26 in the high school counseling office
Apply to Butte College—11/01 to 1/19 (if you applied to Butte College prior to November 2018, please go to and re-apply)
Vita Navis—take the online Vita Navis assessment (see page 2 - download form below)
College Connection Information Night 1/16, 6:00-7:15 pm—All CUSD students and families are invited to learn more about the College Connection program in the Chico High School Lincoln Center
College Connection application deadline—1/25 no later than 3:00pm (early applications are accepted). Turn in at high school counseling office—NO late applications accepted
Applicant Interviews-2/6 through 2/20
 - Held at your high school during the school day
 - 10-15 minutes in duration
 - About you, your experiences, your readiness, your goals, and interest in College Connection
 - Scheduled via the email address you provided on your application
 - Will round out the paper application you have submitted
 - Scheduled for all applicants
College Connection class of 2020 will be posted at the end of the school day on February 22
(See page 4 for intake process) Download Form HERE
Please contact College Connection advisor Ms. Ellsmore or your high school counselor with questions Elaine Ellsmore and 893-7600

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