Chico State "High School Scholars Program"
    Chico State "High School Scholars Program" allows current juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA to take up to two courses for a nominal fee. Student must attend a mandatory orientation in December. More information is available in the counseling office.  

    Educational Talent Search (ETS)
    Educational Talent Search 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.

    Upward Bound
    Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound is a year-round program geared towards students with academic potential who are interested in pursuing a college education. Please see your counselor or visit the Upward Bound website if you are interested and would like to see if you may qualify from this program. 

    California Community Colleges (CCC)

    CCC has 116 colleges that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities or offers a career technical degree to prepare students for the workforce. 

    Two types of guaranteed admission to either a CSU or UC are offered:

         Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) — sometimes called a Degree with a Guarantee — students who meet the         CSU’s minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed priority admission to a CSU campus, though not necessarily
         to a particular campus or major.

         Transfer admission guarantee (TAG) — Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program       for California community college students who meet specific requirements.

    California State University (CSU)
    There are 23 California State University campuses that offer undergraduate education. Explore the 23 campuses of the California State University by location, setting, size, and sports to find the school that’s perfect for you.

    Application Dates & Deadlines
    Fall 2022
    December 15, 2021

     University of California (UC)
    There are 10 University of California campuses
    Check out the different scenes at each campus, shortlist your favorites – and apply to them all.

    Application Dates & Deadlines
    Fall 2022
    November 1-30, 2021

    Independent Colleges (NAICU)
    NAICU serves as the unified voice of private, nonprofit higher education



  • Naviance
    Naviance offers a series of career assessments that help students discover multiple career options, and plan their career paths based on general areas of interest, and the level of education and training required to achieve their individual goals and objectives. These tools allow students to realize their goals, skills, knowledge, values, constraints and interests to help them make better academic decisions. During this process, students gain a clear understanding of the academic preparation required to pursue careers that are likely to be fulfilling to them.

    Internships and Volunteer Opportunities for High School and Pre-Nursing Students
    This guide provides information and state-by-state listings of healthcare and nursing programs for high school and pre-nursing students. For students interested in learning about healthcare careers and work environments, these programs offer an inside look at health professional jobs, including nurses.

    Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
    To figure out where to find career satisfaction, you need all the facts about your skills and interests, the world of work, and your post-secondary options to make informed decisions.

    Your Virtual Counselor
    Resources to help you plan your high school years, explore a variety of career paths to consider, and tips and tools for a successful job search.

    Road Trip Nation
    Careers come to life through stories and advice. You'll get a full picture of what a career can be.

    What can I do with this major?
    Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Information on a variety of academic fields - Browse by highest paying, fastest growing, projected new careers/jobs, and the field of degree/major as it pertains to the career title.

    Butte County Career Technical Education
    Butte County CTE / ROP provides high quality career technical programs that prepare students for industry employment in careers such as Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Dental Assistant, CVA and Professional Welding.