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CSU, Chico High School Scholars (Concurrent Enrollment)
October 2017

CSU, Chico High School Scholars (Concurrent Enrollment)
For 11th and 12th grade students only

Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents

Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area** high school (AY 2017-2018)

Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)

If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance

Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the CSU, Chico University Catalog

Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $58 fee* by the established deadlines

You must be a California resident to participate in the High School Scholars Program

MANDATORY HSS ORIENTATION:
November 28, December 7 or December 12 5:00 - 6:00 PM Student Services Center, Rm 150

FINAL DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:
January 4 by 5:00 PM

HSS ADD PERIOD:
January 22 through February 2, 2018
http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/resources/high-school-scholars.shtml

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/resources/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College Concurrent Enrollment Winter/Spring 2017-2018
October 2017

Butte College Winter/Spring 2017/18 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
Packets available at the front desk of the Cohasset Center

New to the process? Attend a Butte College Concurrent Enrollment meeting!

All meetings will be held at the Cohasset Center
November 9 - 12:30 - 1:30
November 9 - 3:00 - 4:00
November 14 - 12:30 - 1:30
November 14 - 3:00 - 4:00
December 12 - 3:00 - 4:00

SUBMIT the completed Concurrent Enrollment Permission Form by the deadline listed below:
Winter 2018 Session – NOVEMBER 30, 2017 -
Spring 2018 Session – JANUARY 9, 2018 –

NEW: FORMS ARE SINGLE PAGES - DO NOT DROP OFF AT CHICO CENTER~forms can be turned in:

In person to Butte College welcome Center/Office of School Relations (Main Campus)
Mail to 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965 Attn: Welcome Center/Office of School Relations
FAX to (530) 895-2962
Email to [email protected]

Army Recruiters on Campus-Nov. 16th 12-1:30 pm
October 2017



Army recruiters will staff an information table at CORE Butte High School ~ Cohasset Center ~
On Thursday November 16th from 12:00 – 1:30.
If any student is interested please mark your calendar and stop by to talk with them.

2018 REG2GO Dates
October 2017

Butte College REG2GO -
The Reg2Go program allows high school seniors to participate in orientation, assessment, counseling, and registration at Butte College prior to the end of their senior year. Seniors who sign up to participate complete the following activities: Watch for Google Doc REG2GO Sign-Up Request to be emailed in January.

School Visitation: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at our Cohasset Center- Butte College School Visitation to Kick-off the program.

Basic Skills Assessment: Friday, March 2, 2018 (Time TBD~will have two morning sessions) at our Cohasset Center

Orientation: Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Butte College Main Campus (more information will be sent in the spring)

CASH 4 College - FAFSA Workshop
October 2017

Cash 4 College (help completing the FAFSA) at CORE Butte Charter School
Saturday November 4, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What to Bring:
Checklist of important documents you need to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth application.
Come to the Cash for College workshop with the following documents you have and that apply to you:
• Driver’s license, if you have one
• Social Security Card or number, if you have one
• Alien registration number, if you have one
• Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) – yours or your parents’
• List of colleges you are interested in attending
• Most current 2017 bank statements
• Parents’ most current 2017 bank statements
• Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
• The FAFSA and CADAA applications will utilize your 2016 tax and income information to apply for 2018-19 student aid. While completing the FAFSA, you will use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate your 2016 tax information.
o Please make sure to bring your 2016 tax information in case the DRT does not work. This includes…
• Your 2016 W2’s or income information
• Your parents’ 2016 W2’s or income information
NOTE: You must use 2016 income and tax information to apply for financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year. If your financial situation has changed since 2016 for the worst, you should follow-up with the institution you are applying to attend.

PSAT 8/9 and NSMQT Sign UP - Test October 11th
September 2017

PSAT – 8/9 AND PSAT/NSMQT are offered this 17/18 year

• 8th and 9th grade students sign up for the 8/9 test
• 10th – 11th grades students sign up for the NSMQT

The PSAT 8/9 is designed for 8th and 9th grade students. It is a test that will help students and educators figure out what students need to work on most so they are ready for college when they graduate from high school.

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.


When: Wednesday October 11th from 9-:00 – 2:00.
Where: Cohasset Center – CORE Butte Charter
Cost: $15 – Student EUs may be used
How to Sign Up: Click on link below
Study Guides: for the NSMQT available at the front desk of CORE Butte High School.

A direct link form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.

https://goo.gl/forms/tNAVvo7GFI9TFkf33

CSF Submissions for Fall 2017-Now OPEN for September
September 2017

CSF Application Period Now Open -Month of September 2017
CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September
We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2017 (Second Semester (spring) grades from the 2016/2017 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.
WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
· a CSF Lifetime pin
· a separate CSF gold seal diploma
· an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation
A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

2017_2017 Graduate/Senior Portraits
August 2017

FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!
~If you want custom/professional sitting you must schedule with alternate photographer of your choice~

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 FROM 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER
Use this link to sign up for an appointment on a Google Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/qkQQYLPgppD9DbWs1

ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted

TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!

PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER in 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.

Herzog Photography: www.herzogphotographystudio.com Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557

https://goo.gl/forms/qkQQYLPgppD9DbWs1

CORE Butte Charter School Donna Gilbertson Memorial Scholarship Award
April 2017

CORE Butte Charter School Donna Gilbertson Memorial Scholarship Award

Donna Gilbertson was with CORE for 14 years as a Personalized Learning Teacher. Donna was full of energy and passion for CORE, her students, and her families. Her energy was contagious and all that knew her strived to work harder, have more fun, and excel in their passions. Donna had such an incredible capacity to connect with students, often following up with them years after graduation, attending weddings, meeting their children, and supporting them through their lifelong goals. She was an educator of life with immense capacity to love deeply.

Purpose of the Scholarship: The purpose of this scholarship award is to financially support a graduating CORE Butte student with the expenses of college education.

Amount of Award: The amount of the Scholarship Award varies from year to year depending on funds raised. If there are no qualifying applicants, a year may be skipped and funds accrued for an award the following year. The award money may also be divided into two awards if two students are chosen. Funds come from donations, fundraising, and matching funds from community partners.

The committee will review the following to determine the award recipient.
• attendance at CORE Butte for at least two years of high school
• high school transcript
• successful completion of at least one college credit class
• plans are currently in place to attend college immediately after high school
• Completion of the financial aid process through FAFSA
• a demonstrated commitment to their education
• 3.0 high school grade point average
• has been a good role model for other students
• personal essay
• teacher recommendation

Method of Selection:
1. Student submits the completed application and a 1-2 page, typed essay, double-
spaced. Essay must be submitted to High School Director before
Thursday, May 11th.

2. A committee will review criteria and essays to determine the scholarship recipient and will notify the recipient by May 18th.

The student essay should be 1 to 2 pages in length, typed, double-spaced, size 12 font. In their essays, students should explain anything they have become passionate about, how their life was influenced or changed by CORE Butte Charter School, and how further education will help them achieve their life goals. The student may, but is not required to, attach other documents such as newspaper or newsletter stories, other awards, etc.

Summer/Fall 2017 Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS
April 2017


Monday, April 24 - 11:30 - 12:30
Thursday, April 27 - 2:00 - 3:00
Tuesday, May 9 - 2:00 - 3:00
Wednesday, June7 4:30 - 5:30

Meetings held in Computer Lab at CBHS
Topics to be covered:
Application Process
BSA-Basic Skills Assessments
Butte student portal tour
Forwarding Butte email to personal email
Concurrent Enrollment Form-where do I turn it in? When is it due?
Teacher Approval
Class Planning
On-line registration-Express and Search and Register
Butte Catalog-course descriptions
When/How to drop a class
Add Card-when do I use this?
Searching for classes that fit your schedule
How many Butte classes can I take?
CORE’s 20 credit minimum requirement
College General Education
What is a transferable class?
Text book ordering-CORE purchases books
Rate Your Professor site
And more...

If you are new to this process or want a better understanding of the process please come to one of the following meetings. All meetings will be held in the Cohasset Center Computer Lab.

Fall 2017 CSUChico High School Scholars
February 2017

California State University, Chico is pleased to announce the opportunity to participate in High School Scholars for the Fall 2017 semester. The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for eligible local high school students to take up to two CSU, Chico courses for just $58. The objective of the program is to offer local area 11th and 12th grade students (AY 2017‐18) access to courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled Chico State students. Any eligible student in our 12‐county local admission area may participate in face‐to‐face or fully‐online course options. (Counties in our Service Area:

For student eligibility requirements and the mandatory orientation dates, please visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml. Attached is the flyer for this year’s program. Please assist us in publicizing this wonderful opportunity in your newsletters, school bulletins, websites, and announcements. Thank you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


*For students living beyond a 35‐mile, one‐way, commute Chico will have a mandatory webinar orientation opportunity and should contact me directly.*

Katrina Cunningham
North State Liaison
Office of Admissions
California State University, Chico
400 W. 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929
530-898-5599

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Spring 2017 CSF Applications now open
February 2017

CSF Application Period Now Open
CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February
We are now accepting applications for Spring 2017 membership based on Fall 2016 grades.. The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership (fourth item).
Here is the link:
http://corebutte.org/csf.php
WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement.

http://corebutte.org/csf.php

Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS
November 2016

Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS
Monday, Nov. 14 - 11:30 - 12:30
Thursday, Nov. 17 - 2:00 - 3:00
Tuesday, Nov. 29 - 2:00 - 3:00
Monday, Dec. 5 - 2:00 - 3:00
Thursday, Dec. 8 - 2:00 - 3:00
Monday, Dec. 12 - 11:30 - 12:30
Monday, Dec 12 - 2:00 - 3:00
Tuesday, Dec. 13 - 2:00 - 3:00


Meetings held in Computer Lab at CBHS
Topics to be covered:
Application Process
BSA-Basic Skills Assessments
Butte student portal tour
Forwarding Butte email to personal email
Concurrent Enrollment Form-where do I turn it in? When is it due?
Teacher Approval
Class Planning
On-line registration-Express and Search and Register
Butte Catalog-course descriptions
When/How to drop a class
Add Card-when do I use this?
Searching for classes that fit your schedule
How many Butte classes can I take?
CORE’s 20 credit minimum requirement
College General Education

Spring 2017CSU, Chico Concurrent Enrollment - High School Scholars
November 2016

High School Scholars Program
High School Scholars (HSS) - Spring 2017
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 $54 fee1. The objective of the program is to offer service area students access to college courses that have notbeen filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements:
Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents
Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area2 high school (AY 2016-2017)
Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)
If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance
Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the CSU, Chico University Catalog
Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $54 fee1 by the established deadlines
FOR DATES AND DETAILS GO TO:
http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College Winter/Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
November 2016

Butte College Winter/Spring 2017 Concurrent Enrollment Forms


Forms are now available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center


1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.
2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).
COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE “LOG-IN REQUEST FORM” IN THE PACKET AND YOUR GRADES WILL BE UPLOADED AUTOMATICALLY!
3. NEW BUTTE POLICY - IF STUDENT ENROLLS IN MORE THAN 2 CLASSES, BUTTE ASSESSMENTS ARE REQUIRED!


IMPORTANT DATES:
WINTER INTERSESSION:
Dec. 1st - Deadline to submit concurrent enrollment forms to Welcome Center
Dec. 8th - K-12 Concurrent Enrollment registration begins at 3:00 pm via Student Portal
Jan. 3rd - First day of instruction for Winter 2017 classes
Jan. 4th - Deadline to add classes
Jan. 4th - Last day to drop WITHOUT a “W” on transcript
Jan. 11th - Last day to drop with a “W” on transcript
Jan 20th - Winter Intersession Ends

SPRING SESSION:
Jan. 10th – Deadline to submit concurrent enrollment forms to Welcome Center (keep in mind CORE returns to school on Jan.9th – get it in BEFORE break.)
Jan. 17th – K-12 Concurrent Enrollment registration begins at 3:00 pm via Student Portal
Jan 23rd – First Day of instruction for Spring 2017 classes
Feb. 2nd – Deadline to add classes
Feb. 2nd - Last day to drop WITHOUT a “W” on transcript
Mar. 23rd - Last day to drop with a “W” on transcript

GRADUATES: Financial Aid WORKSHOP DATE Announced for 17/18 FAFSA/Dream Act
September 2016

GRADUATES: Financial Aid WORKSHOP DATE Announced for
FAFSA – DREAM ACT

The FAFSA/DREAM Act application will be open for submissions on October 1st (previously January 1st) for the 2017/18 school year. A brief presentation on important Financial Aid information will begin the morning followed by access to computers to allow you to complete your application and submit.

WHEN: Saturday November 5th – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHERE: CORE Butte Charter Cohasset Center

WHO: Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend together

WHY Attend: Financial Aid experts from Butte College will be available to answer your questions as you complete the FAFSA/Dream Act Application. COMPUTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE

WHAT to Bring:

1. FSA ID/Dream Act ID

• Get your FSA ID number (see handout in the blue folder you received at the graduate group meeting). Go to: FSAID.ed.gov or call 1-800-4-FIN-AID (800-433-3242).

IMPORTANT: Both parent/guardian and student will need an FSA ID. The same email address CANNOT be associated with the ID so be sure to use two different emails when applying for your numbers.

• If you don’t have a Social Security number and are applying for the Dream Act you will need a California Dream Act ID number. Go to: caldreamact.org

If you don’t come with your ID #’s prior to the workshop you will be prompted to get one in the process of completing the FAFSA/Dream Act. It is best to have these beforehand.

2. Bring your 2015 tax information and use the new Internal Revenue Service IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) within the FAFSA.

IMPORTANT: Please know EXACTLY how your mailing address appears on your tax returns.

FINAL STEP
Open a Webgrants4students Account to see your state financial aid awards (Cal Grants/Dream Act) or make changes (https://webgrants4students.org)


To find out about other Cash 4 College workshops in your area go to: https://cash4college.csac.ca.gov/

Here is an excellent resource on Financial Aid from College Options: http://www.collegeoptions.org/financial-aid

http://www.collegeoptions.org/financial-aid

2016 Required Graduation Meetings
September 2016

1. Group Meeting - This meeting is for students and their parents/guardians. It will last approximately one hour and will cover a broad variety of topics (see below).

Please choose ONE meeting to attend and it is recommended you bring a parent/guardian.
All meetings are scheduled on Fridays at the Cohasset Center.

September 6th 2:00 or 3:00
September 13th 2:00 or 3:00
September 14th 5:00
September 20th 2:00 or 3:00
September 27th 2:00 or 3:00
September 28th 5:00


All graduates will receive a folder with important graduation information, which will be addressed in the group meeting.
• College Planning
Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC application deadlines, SAT/ACT, College
Pre-view days and more
• Financial Aid
Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
Cal Grant
Scholarship Search
CASH4 College Work Shop (FAFSA workshop)
• Graduation Information
Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
• Awards
• Resources – Calendar of events for this year
• and MORE!!

2. Individual Meeting – After the group meeting you will make an individual appointment with Marlene – the School Counselor. At this meeting your individual needs and questions will be addressed. Your high school transcript will be reviewed to be sure you are on track for graduation (both general requirements and a-g requirements if you are on tract to apply directly to a 4-year college).

In order to effectively communicate all of the important information that will guide you through this year, your personal email address and your parent/guardian’s personal email address will be collected. ALL GRADUATE INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL.

2016 Senior Picture Make-Up Date
September 2016

We have scheduled a MAKE-UP picture day for those who missed the first date. You must schedule your appointment time via a Google Form (information below). Appointment slots are in increments of 10 minutes. PLEASE BE ON TIME AND PREPARED!

Please be advised that you must have your picture taken with Herzog Photography in order to be in the 2016-2017 yearbook. A no-cost yearbook-only sitting is available for students who only want to be in the yearbook and Portrait Packages are available (See attached portrait order form)

The Class of 2017 will be continuing the tradition of formal attire for your yearbook portrait; in an attempt to present the senior class in a sophisticated and formal fashion, we are requiring that the student’s yearbook picture be taken with a black tuxedo (males) or black drape (females) and these two items will be provided by Herzog Photography. Females, please bring appropriate jewelry and wear appropriate makeup. Both males and females should have hair fixed neatly for the picture. Ladies please wear tank tops, and gentlemen please wear t-shirts.

On Campus Graduate Yearbook Portrait Make-Up Date
Friday, September 30, 2017
11am – 1pm

You will need to sign-up for an appointment via a Google Form available on the CORE Butte website under Counseling – Current Announcements.

Or click on the link below to go directly to the Google Form.

https://goo.gl/forms/PNPbdIZwXoqNOXGJ3

CSF Application Period Now Open -Month of September 2016
September 2016

CSF Application Period Now Open -Month of September 2016
CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September
We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2016 (Second Semester (spring) grades from the 2015/2016 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.
WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation
A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:
http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

2016_17 Senior/Early Grad Picture Day -Friday 9/9
September 2016

FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER

ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted

TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!

PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER in 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.

Herzog Photography: www.herzogphotographystudio.com
Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557

2016 PSAT October 19th
September 2016

CORE Butte PSAT Sign-Up-October 19th test
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT will be given at CORE Butte for the 2016 - 2017 school year on Wednesday October 19th from 9-1pm. This is open to ALL High School students but highly recommended for 10th/11th grades. The cost will be $15 and student EUs may be used. Study guides will be available in the fall for pick up at the front desk of CORE Butte High School.

Results will be available in December.

A direct link to this form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.

Additional information about the test can be found at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
Study information:
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
Click Link below to be taken directly to sign-up sheet.

https://goo.gl/forms/SzqMDMaoiCHnzkbk1

Butte College Transfer Day - September 13th, 2016
August 2016

This is a very fun and exciting event. I have been and have collected a variety of information from many different colleges. In addition, if a student has never been to the Butte College main campus this is a wonderful opportunity and reason to visit.
Thanks,
Marlene


Transfer Day 2016
September 13th
9 am-1 pm Main Campus Lawn

The annual Transfer Day Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 13th on the Campus
Center lawn. We anticipate 25 or more public, private and out-of-state schools who will be
available to answer questions about academic programs and admission requirements for their school. This year we will also be hosting Butte College departments that offer Associate Degree Transfer majors (ADT's). They will be available to answer any questions about their programs and information about how the ADT can give admission priority to students wanting to transfer to a CSU campus.

College Information Sessions
August 2016

These are Non-CBHS Sponsored Events

College Information Sessions

Admissions officers from each of these schools will be in Sacramento on
Tuesday September 13, 2016
• Brown University
• Columbia University
• Cornell University
• Rice University
• University of Chicago
RSVP: exploringeducationalexcellence .org

• MIT
Admissions officers will be visiting
Davis Senior High School on
September 24, 2016 2:00 PM
Visit: mitadmissions.org/visit/travel

exploringeducationalexcellence .org,mitadmissions.org/visit/travel

Butte Concurrent Enrollment Summer/Fall 2016
April 2016

Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS
Monday, April 18, 12:00 - 1:00
Thursday, April 21, 9:30 - 10:30
Monday, May 2, 12:00 - 1:00
Tuesday, May 10, 9:30 - 10:30
Wednesday, June 8, 4:30 - 5:30
Meetings held in Computer Lab at CBHS
Topics to be covered:
Application Process
BSA-Basic Skills Assessments
Butte student portal tour
Forwarding Butte email to personal email
Concurrent Enrollment Form-where do I turn it in? When is it due?
Teacher Approval
Class Planning
On-line registration-Express and Search and Register
Butte Catalog-course descriptions
When/How to drop a class
Add Card-when do I use this?
Searching for classes that fit your schedule
How many Butte classes can I take?
CORE’s 20 credit minimum requirement
College General Education
What is a transferable class?
Text book ordering-CORE purchases books
Rate Your Professor site
And more...

REG2GO Pre-Orientation Planning Meetings
April 2016

Prior to REG2GO Orientation on May 13th

I have planned the following

PRE-ORIENTATION MEETINGS TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR Fall 2016 Butte Class SCHEDULE AND NAVIGATE YOUR BUTTE PORTAL

I have schedule 3 separate dates/times for you to come and get help planning for our May 13th Orientation Day. When you attend Butte College’s REG2GO Orientation on May 13th you want to have an idea of what classes you want to sign up for and how to use your Portal. We will meet in the CBHS computer lab so bring your Butte Log-in information if you want explore your Butte Portal!

PRE-ORIENTATION MEETING TIMES/DATES
All meetings will be held at the Cohasset Center and last approximately 1 hour:
Friday, April 29th 10:00 - 11:00
Friday, May 6th 12:00 - 1:00
Wednesday, May 11th 12:00 - 1:00

Friday May 13, 2016 is our ORIENTATION DAY AT BUTTE MAIN CAMPUS
Plan on attending from 8:30 am - 1:30.
More details to come in a later email.

What I will cover at the Pre-Orientation Meeting
1. Logging in to your Butte Portal – bring your username and password
2. Where to find assessment results.
3. How to forward Butte emails to your personal email.
4. How to plan for classes.
5. Recommended Introductory classes
6. How to use the QUICK REGISTRATION link in your Butte Portal.
7. What classes you should be planning to take.
8. How to make sure you are keeping up with Financial Aid requests.
9. Options at Butte: Certificate/Career Technical/Transfer Degree
10. Rate Your Professor website
11. Scholarship information at Butte
12. How to set up a payment plan
13. Questions?

Chico State Concurrent Enrollment - Fall 2016
April 2016

High School Scholars Program
High School Scholars (HSS) - Fall 2016
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 $50 fee1. 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.

Student Requirements:
Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents
Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area2 high school (AY 2016-2017)
Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)
If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance
Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the CSU, Chico University Catalog
Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $50 fee1 by the established deadlines

Important HSS Dates and Deadlines
Action
Date
Location3
Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one)
Thursday, May 5
Monday, May 9
Tuesday, May 17
5:00-6:00 PM
Student Services Center, Rm 150
Final deadline for HSS Application
Thursday, June 2, 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $50 fee1 payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")
Friday, September 2, 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130

Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard Learn system.
Other Key Dates:
August 22 First day of classes.
September 5 Labor Day. Campus Closed.
September 16 Census date. No adding, dropping of classes, or changing of grade option beyond this date without a serious and compelling reason approved by the instructor, department chair, and college dean.
November 11 Veteran's Day. Campus closed.
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break. No classes held.
December 12-16 Final Exams. Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times. Se Final Examination Schedule in the Portal on the CSU, Chico Web.
1The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
2The CSU, Chico local admission area includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyous, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, and Yuba Counties.
3 The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA. For campus maps and parking information, visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/directions
Questions? Please call the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322 or email [email protected]

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
April 2016

(510 awards up to $2,500 each)
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall 2016
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States
Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
Be involved in community service activities
Be younger than 30 years old
Be a United States citizen
The application will be open through June 1, 2016

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February
February 2016

CSF Application Period Now Open
CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February
We are now accepting applications for Spring 2016 membership based on Fall 2015 grades.. The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.
WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation
A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:
http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

2016 YEARBOOK SUBMISSION DEADLINE 2/4 - Quote/Baby Pic/Senior Ad
January 2016

Seniors!

We need 3 things from you for the yearbook, and the deadline is fast approaching (February 4th!!!):

1) Your Senior Quote - this can be serious, funny, a quote by a famous person, by a person unknown, or even your own...just keep it school appropriate. Email this to [email protected] Make sure you include your name, and the name of the person whom you are quoting (if it is known).

2) A Baby Picture - Bring me a photo of yourself as a baby. We will scan it and return it you in a timely manner!

3) A Senior Ad (Optional) - This is an ad put together by your parents or guardians that celebrates you! Parents who are interested in purchasing an ad (along with a yearbook for their student) should see the attached file on how to do so.

Thank you for your timely submissions, and for helping us to make this the best yearbook EVER!

Thank you for your interest in purchasing an ad for your senior in our yearbook! There are two ways to submit the photographs and any messages that you would like to include. First, you can email them to y [email protected] Please include the subject “[Your Student’s Name] Senior Ad” in your email. The other option is to put all photographs and a typed or hand­written message in an envelope with “[Your Student’s Name] Senior Ad” written on it. This can be turned into my box at the high school, labelled “Daniel Martin.”
You can submit up to 8 pictures to be used in the ad, but please keep in mind that the more photographs used, the smaller each will be. Messages can be up to 250 words, but most are under 100.
You are welcome to design the entire ad yourself and then submit the final version, or you can just submit the photos and message, and our designers will put together a beautiful ad for you. We will also have a couple of days in January where you can bring in your photos and message, and sit down with our designers and give input while they put the ad together. Please email me if you are interested in this option.
A 1⁄4 page ad is approx. 4.25” x 5.5” A 1⁄2 page ad is approx. 8.5” x 5.5” A full page ad is approx. 8.5” x 11”
All materials for senior ads must be submitted by January 31st, 2016.
The following is a link to the order form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16Ao61lrO5yY9rfLRVekpj80RXw0Bdt178Xwx­eN8hXU/viewfor m?usp=send_form
Checks can made out to CORE Butte Charter School. Please see the attached flyer for information on submitting payments. Please note: yearbooks can be ordered online from the Yearbook Order Center, but senior ads must be ordered separately. The difference in cost can be paid at the school.

2016 BUTTE COLLEGE REG2GO ROSTER SIGN-UP
January 2016

Graduates:

1. Click on the link below to put your name on the Butte College REG2GO Roster for CORE Butte Charter school.

2. Before you sign-up make sure you followed the directions in my previous email about completing your Butte College Application as a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE! Email was sent on January 10th.

3. I have included attachments on the Assessment Exemptions and the Flow Chart for Butte's Basic Skills Assessment.


THIS FORM CREATES MY REG2GO PARTICIPANT LIST - PLEASE COMPLETE IF YOU A REG2GO PARTICIPANT!
The Reg2Go program allows high school seniors to participate in orientation, assessment, counseling, and registration at Butte College prior to the end of their senior year. This early access to these required steps allow our students the opportunity to register into classes that might otherwise be full.

There are several steps in the process. Key dates are listed below.
Apply to Butte as High School Graduate - NOW!
Assessment: Friday, March 11th - MUST BRING PHOTO ID!
Orientation/Counseling/Registration: Friday, May 13th

Reg2Go students who would like to be considered for an exemption from the Basic Skills Assessment (BSA), please bring a copy (that we may keep) of the documentation on test day (see below) or you may drop it off with Marlene prior to the assessment day. The Assessment Staff will collect the documentation and determine which, if any, part of the BSA is appropriate. Additional information on the Basic Skills Assessments and Basic Skills Assessment Exemptions is available at www.corebutte.org/downloads/advising/bsa.pdf

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16SW8ZD0-8a4iSJQpPvbuF9u1n-R2aymAf1dBH4PQ7cU/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

REG2GO Kick-OFF - FOR GRADUATES ONLY! Friday, 1/8/16
January 2016

REG2GO Kick-OFF - FOR GRADUATES ONLY!
By completing the Reg2Go program, your senior has the advantage of beginning the process of registering for classes well before all other new and transfer students. The Reg2Go program also allows your student to take those first steps toward their next milestone, even before graduation from high school.

January 8th - 10:00am - 11:00 am - Butte College representative comes to CORE Butte High School and gives a presentation on Butte College and the Reg2Go process. This part of the program is recommended but not required.

We will meet in the Theater Rooms at CBHS.

2016 Graduation Date/Time-change of day
December 2015

Due to a scheduling issue graduation has been changed from Friday the 20th to Thursday the 19th.

Thursday - May 19, 2016 - Graduation for both 8th and 12th grade will be at the Neighborhood Church of Chico.

8th grade will begin at 4:00 pm ~ 12th grade will begin at 6:00

This is a beautiful venue for pictures and there are numerous eateries close by.

More information to come in a later email.



Neighborhood Church of Chico
2801 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico, CA 95928

REG2GO and FAFSA/WORKSHIP IMPORTANT DATES for 2016
December 2015

IMPORTANT DATES
Reg2Go - Butte College early registration
Please refer to your blue folder to review the Reg2Go process. The Reg2Go program allows high school seniors to participate in orientation, assessment, counseling, and registration at Butte College prior to the end of their senior year. This early access to these required steps allow our students the opportunity to register into classes that might otherwise be full. Butte may be a student’s plan A after high school or Butte may be a back-up plan. PARTICIPATION IN REG2GO DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO ATTEND BUT IT DOES LEAVE A DOOR OPEN IF YOU DECIDE LATER THAT BUTTE IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
Mark your calendar with the following dates - a Google Doc sign-up email will be sent soon.

There are several steps in the process.
Reg2Go Kick-off - RECOMMENDED
January 8th - 10:00am - 11:00 am - Butte College representative comes to CORE Butte High School and gives a presentation on Butte College and the Reg2Go process. This part of the program is recommended but not required.

2. Basic Skills Assessment for English and math - REQUIRED
March 11th - Time is yet to be determined but in the past we have run 2 sessions 9:00 am and 10:30. - at CORE Butte High School - assessment is required. If you can’t attend this date you will need to arrange your own time to get assessed at Butte before our Orientation date. Photo ID required.

3. Orientation at Butte College Main Campus - REQUIRED
May 13th - 8:30 am - 1:30 pm - We meet at the main campus. Orientation includes a tour of Butte and this is also the time you will be able to register for Fall/Summer classes if Butte is your Plan A. Students MUST attend the whole time. If you miss Orientation you will have to complete the process in the summer and will not be able to register for classes until Orientation is complete.

FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA/CASH 4 College WORKSHOP
February 6th - 10 - 12pm
@CORE Butte Charter Cohasset Center
Every January and February students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Join us on Saturday, February 6th when Zariel Torres, Financial Aid representative from Butte College, facilitates the workshop. He will give a brief presentation on important Financial Aid information and then be available to answer questions as you complete

REACH for the Future March 2016
December 2015

REACH for the Future - Thursday 3/10/2016 - Saturday 3/12, 2016
Registration Packets Available NOW! Deadline to Register: December 16, 2015 -
$150 EU approved

WHO: Open to ALL High School Students - 1/10 Ratio of adults/student chaperones - CORE teachers chaperoning our students.
WHERE: Richardson Springs - North of Chico
WHEN: Thursday, March 10th (leave at 12 pm) to Saturday, March 12th (return by 6 pm)
WHAT: Hundreds of high school students will come to Chico from all across California. They will be here for the annual Reach For The Future Leadership Conference. The conference is put on by the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health. Students learn how to overcome fears and gain confidence through activities that stimulate the heart, mind and body. When the conference ends camp leaders hope the kids will take home what they learned and continue to grow from their leadership knowledge.
HOW: Get a Registration Packet and complete - make sure ALL information requested is completed. Get a PO from teacher for $150 or pay by check (Payable to CORE Butte Charter School). Return Registration and PO/check (made out to CORE Butte Charter School) to Marlene Brenden at the Cohasset Site by December 16th, 2015 @ 12:00 pm.
Registration Packets will be sent to ALL PLT’s and available at the front desk of each the Cohasset Center.

Yearbook Senior Ads Procedure-due by end of January 2016
December 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian of a CORE Butte Charter School Senior,

It’s been a long and hopefully not too rocky road and in a mere six months your child is going to graduate high school. As hard as it is to accept, they have grown up. Before you send them off to college and careers, show them just how proud you are of them for all of their hard work and incredible accomplishments with an ad in their senior yearbook. You can add personal photos, special memories and a unique message to honor and congratulate them in a way they’ll be able to cherish for years to come.

Due by the end of January 2016



Things to Include on a Senior Yearbook Ad



● A personal message

○ Take some time to pen a personal, sentimental message for your graduate. Tell them how proud you are and why. You could even include memories, inside jokes and nicknames.

● Photos

○ Include baby photos, photos with siblings, pets, grandparents and friends. Throw in some cute and funny photos (ones that may slightly embarrass but that you cherish so much!)

● The Year

○ Some senior ads include the year they are graduating, i.e. “Senior 2016”

● Meaningful quotes/Verses

○ Many times, a quote close to a senior’s heart and/or representative of who they are will be included on the ad. Some parents choose to include meaningful Bible verses as well.



The following is the pricing for a yearbook plus a senior ad in various sizes:

Yearbook + ¼ page ad = $55

Yearbook + ½ page ad = $80

Yearbook + full page ad = $125



Please contact me to receive more information or to request an order form. It is our sincere wish for every senior parent/guardian to have the opportunity to reserve a space in the yearbook for your student. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Butte College Winter/Spring 2016 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
November 2015

Butte College Winter/Spring 2016 Concurrent Enrollment Forms

Forms are now available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center

1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.
2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).
3. NEW BUTTE POLICY - IF STUDENT ENROLLS IN MORE THAN 2 CLASSES, BUTTE ASSESSMENTS ARE REQUIRED!

Concurrent Form Important Dates

Deadlines:
Winter:
December 10, - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. HINT: Turn them IN early!!!
December 10 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 4, 2016 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring:
January 19 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. HINT: Turn them IN early!!!
Plan ahead for signatures. Winter break begins December 19th. Please plan on getting forms signed by December 11th.
January 19 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 25, 2016 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Spring Master Agreement.

Butte College Winter/Spring 2016 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
November 2015

Butte College Winter/Spring 2016 Concurrent Enrollment Forms

Forms are now available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center

1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.
2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).
3. NEW BUTTE POLICY - IF STUDENT ENROLLS IN MORE THAN 2 CLASSES, BUTTE ASSESSMENTS ARE REQUIRED!

Concurrent Form Important Dates

Deadlines:
Winter:
November 10, - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. HINT: Turn them IN early!!!
December 10 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 4, 2016 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring:
January 19 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. HINT: Turn them IN early!!!
Plan ahead for signatures. Winter break begins December 19th. Please plan on getting forms signed by December 11th.
January 19 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 25, 2016 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Spring Master Agreement.

Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS
November 2015

Butte College - CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS MEETINGS


Thursday, Nov. 19 9:30 – 10:30
Wednesday, Dec. 9 1:00 – 2:00
Monday, Nov. 30 12:00 – 1:00
Friday, Dec. 11 12:00 – 1:00
Friday, Dec. 4 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, Dec. 14 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, Dec. 7 12:00 – 1:00




Topics to be covered:

Application Process
39$ fee students pay How to find Unofficial Grade Report so you get credit for classes
BSA-Assessments Add Card – when do I use this
Butte student portal tour Searching for classes that fit your schedule
Forwarding Butte email to personal email How many Butte classes can I take?
Concurrent Enrollment Form-where do I turn it in? When is it due? CORE’s 20 credit minimum requirement
Teacher Approval College General Education
Class Planning What is a transferable class?
On-line registration - Express and Search and Register Text Book ordering-CORE purchases books
Butte Catalog-course descriptions Rate Your Professor site
When/How should I drop a class? And more….

If you are new to this process or want a better understanding of the process please come to one of the following meetings. All meetings will be held in the Cohasset Center Computer Lab.

Spring 2016 CSU, Chico High School Scholars Program i
November 2015

This Information sheet is available at front desk of Cohasset Center
Spring 2016 information now available!
The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $50 fee1. The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that havenot 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 receive a HSS application and other important documents
• Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area2 high school (AY 2015-2016)
• Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)
• If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance
• Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the University Catalog
• Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $50 fee1 by the established deadlines

Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Spring 2016
Action Date Location3
Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one) Wednesday, December 2
Monday, December 7 or
Tuesday, December 15 5:00-6:00 PM
Student Services Center, Rm 150
FINAL Deadline for HSS Application Thursday, January 7, 5:00 PM Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $50 fee1 payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico") Friday, February 5, 5:00 PM Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130

Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard Learn system.
Other Key Dates:
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance (campus closed; no classes)
January 25 First day of classes
February 19 Last day to drop a course (approvals required)
March 14-18 Spring Break (campus offices open; no classes)
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed; no classes)
May 16-20 Final Exams. Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times.
1The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
2The CSU, Chico local admission area includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyous, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, and Yuba Counties.
3 The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA. For campus maps and parking information, visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/directions
Questions? Please call the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322.

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College - Fall Career Day
November 2015

Butte College - Fall Career Day
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
From 9am - 2pm

What do you want to do with YOUR future?

Come to BUTTE COLLEGE and discover some of the programs offered for your future! Enjoy hands on workshops in the areas below.

LUNCH provided!

Participating Departments:

EMT/Paramedic
Nursing
Child Development
Fire Academy
Fish& Wildlife
Police Academy

Sign Up NOW! They are only accepting 150 student total

RSVP by Friday November 20th to: Delia Buzatu at [email protected] or 895-2900

SPRING Career Days TBA - Departments participating: Respiratory Therapy, Welding, Agriculture, Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Technologies Computer Science & Design, Arts & Digital Arts

CSU, CHICO PREVIEW DAY 10/24/15
October 2015

CSU, CHICO PREVIEW DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015 | 9:00am TO 2:00pm

CHICO STATE INVITES YOU!

This premier fall open house offers prospective fall 2016 undergraduate students and their families
an opportunity to visit California State University, Chico and experience firsthand our true college town environment. A personal welcome from the university president starts off this information- packed event. Activities not to be missed include an information fair with representatives from all academic programs and student services available to answer questions. You may also check out university housing options.

Plan to spend the day learning about financial aid, listening to presentations, and touring the campus and its various programs and departments. Your college application and selection process is very important. We want to show you why so many students choose Chico State and how we can help put you on the path to a four-year degree.

President’s welcome: 9:30 a.m.
Participate in campus tours
Discuss scholarship opportunities with different academic areas
Financial aid & scholarship workshops: 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.
Meet with academic department representatives: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meet with admissions representatives
Tour the residence halls and receive housing information
Meet with student support representatives including EOP, Student Health Service, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Activities, advising, and Career Center.
WHERE TO GO:
The starting point for the day’s events is the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). Doors will open at 9 a.m., and you will receive an activity brochure for the day when you arrive.
For additional information call: 1-800-542-4426 or visit

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions

LAST CHANCE REQUIRED GRAD MEETINGS-OCTOBER 9TH 10:30 OR 12:00
September 2015

1. Group Meeting - This meeting is for students and their parents/guardians. It will last approximately one hour and will cover a broad variety of topics (see below).

All graduates will receive a folder with important graduation information, which will be addressed in the group meeting.
• College Planning
Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC application deadlines, SAT/ACT, College
Pre-view days and more
• Financial Aid
Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
Cal Grant
Scholarship Search
CASH4 College Work Shop (FAFSA workshop)
• Graduation Information
Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
• Awards
• Resources – Calendar of events for this year
• and MORE!!

2. Individual Meeting – After the group meeting you will make an individual appointment with Marlene – the School Counselor. At this meeting your individual needs and questions will be addressed. Your high school transcript will be reviewed to be sure you are on track for graduation (both general requirements and a-g requirements if you are on tract to apply directly to a 4-year college).

In order to effectively communicate all of the important information that will guide you through this year, your personal email address and your parent/guardian’s personal email address will be collected. ALL GRADUATE INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL.

Please choose ONE meeting to attend and it is recommended you bring a parent/guardian.
All meetings are scheduled on Fridays at the Cohasset Center.

OCTOBER 9TH 10:30 – 11:30
OR
12:00 – 1:00

Juniors - SAT or ACT - recommended for Juniors prior to their Senior year
September 2015

Juniors,
If you are planning on attending a 4-year college right after high school you should consider taking the ACT or SAT during your Junior Year!! You can take them again during the fall of your Senior Year also.

I have handouts in my office on both tests with study resources attached. I also have a comparison handout on the difference between the ACT/SAT.

Click on the links provided to register. I do have fee waivers for those that qualify as Free/Reduced.

When should I take the SAT?
https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/
Take the PSAT/NMSQT
Sign up for the test, which is given in October. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT is the best way to get ready for the SAT.
· Plan for spring tests

You can take either the SAT or up to three SAT Subject Tests on one test day. Plan your testing schedule carefully if you want to take both types of tests.
· Get ready for the SAT

· Visit the SAT Practice section to take free practice questions and a free full-length official practice test.

· Be sure to sign up for The Official SAT Question of the Day for daily practice.

· Use the access code on your PSAT/NMSQT score report to sign into My College Quickstart. With this personalized planning kit, you can prepare for the SAT using a study plan based on your PSAT/NMSQT results.

· Get ready for the SAT Subject Tests

· Visit the SAT Subject Tests Practice section to get free practice questions and answer explanations for all 20 tests.

· Take the SAT

· Send scores to colleges and scholarship programs

If you know which schools you'd like to receive your scores, then consider sending them in the spring of your junior year. Colleges see this as a sign of interest and may use scores to qualify you for special campus visits programs, information sessions in your hometown or for scholarships.



When should I take the ACT?
http://www.actstudent.org/regist/
Pick a test date that is at least two months ahead of the application deadlines of all the colleges and scholarship agencies you might want to apply to. Scores for the ACT are normally reported within 2–8 weeks after the test date. If you take the ACT with writing, scores will be reported only after all of your scores are available, including writing, normally within 5–8 weeks after the test date.
Advantages to testing in your junior year:

· You've probably completed the coursework corresponding to the test material.

· You'll have your test scores and other information in time to help you plan your senior year. (For example, you may decide to take an additional class in an area in which your test score was low.)

· Colleges will know of your interests and have your scores in time to contact you during the summer before your senior year, when many of them are sending information about admissions, course placement, scholarships, and special programs to prospective students.

· You'll have information about yourself and the schools you're considering prior to your campus visits, making your visits more focused.

· You'll have the opportunity to retest if you feel your scores don't accurately reflect your abilities in the areas tested.

Senior Picture Make-Up Day-October 9th 10-12
September 2015

Senior Picture Make-Up Day


FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!
~If you want custom/professional sitting you must schedule with alternate photographer of your choice~

WHEN: FRIDAY, October 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER

ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted

TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!

PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER in 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.

Herzog Photography: www.herzogphotographystudio.com
Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557

PSAT Sign-up for October 14, 2015 test
September 2015

CORE Butte PSAT Sign-Up-October 14th test
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT will be given at CORE Butte for the 2015 - 2016 school year on Wednesday October 14th from 9-12. This is open to ALL High School students but highly recommended for 10th/11th grades. The cost will be $15 and student EUs may be used. Study guides will be available in the fall for pick up at the front desk of CORE Butte High School.

Results will be available in December.

A direct link to this form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.

Additional information about the test can be found at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

Click Link below to be taken directly to sign-up sheet.

http://goo.gl/forms/06Sf3AYJKn

2015/2016 Senior Pictures
September 2015

FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!
~If you want custom/professional sitting you must schedule with alternate photographer of your choice~

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM

WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER

ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted

TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!

PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER in 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.

Herzog Photography: www.herzogphotographystudio.com
Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557

http://www.herzogphotographystudio.com

CSF Application Period Now Open - Month of September 2015
September 2015

CSF Application Period Now Open
CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September
We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2015 (Second Semester (spring) grades from the 2014/2015 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.
WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation
A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:
http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT-September 15th, 2015
August 2015

Where Do I Go From Here?
*Not sure what your future direction should be?
*Need some resources?
*This event is designed for YOU!

Tuesday, September 15th
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Chico High School Lincoln Center
901 Esplanade, Chico CA

University, military, technical school representatives will be available to answer questions!

Breakout sessions: financial aid; technical careers; career choice panel

2015 SENIOR Pictures
August 2015

FOR YOUR GRADUATION PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN with HERZOG PHOTOGRAPHY!
~If you want custom/professional sitting you must schedule with alternate photographer of your choice~

WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM

WHERE: CORE BUTTE COHASSET CENTER

ORDER FORM: Pick up at front desk or day of photo shoot – check/cc accepted

TUX AND DRAPE PROVIDED – PICK YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO THAT DAY!

PICTURES DELIVERED TO CORE BUTTE CHARTER in 3 WEEKS OR EARLIER.


Andy Herzog: 530-809-2557

http://www.herzogphotographystudio.com

REQUIRED 15/16 GRADUATION MEETING FOR ALL GRADUATES
August 2015

1. Group Meeting - This meeting is for students and their parents/guardians. It will last approximately one hour and will cover a broad variety of topics (see below).

All graduates will receive a folder with important graduation information, which will be addressed in the group meeting.
• College Planning
Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC application deadlines, SAT/ACT, College
Pre-view days and more
• Financial Aid
Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
Cal Grant
Scholarship Search
CASH4 College Work Shop (FAFSA workshop)
• Graduation Information
Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
• Awards
• Resources – Calendar of events for this year
• and MORE!!

2. Individual Meeting – After the group meeting you will make an individual appointment with Marlene – the School Counselor. At this meeting your individual needs and questions will be addressed. Your high school transcript will be reviewed to be sure you are on track for graduation (both general requirements and a-g requirements if you are on tract to apply directly to a 4-year college).

In order to effectively communicate all of the important information that will guide you through this year, your personal email address and your parent/guardian’s personal email address will be collected. ALL GRADUATE INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL.

Please choose ONE meeting to attend and it is recommended you bring a parent/guardian.
All meetings are scheduled on Fridays at the Cohasset Center.

September 4th 10:00
September 4th 12:00
September 11th 10:00
September 11th 12:00
September 18th 10:00
September 18th 12:00
September 25th 10:00
September 25th 12:00

CSU, Chico - High School Scholars Program-Fall 2015
April 2015


Fall 2015 information now available!
The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $50 fee1. The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that havenot been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements (applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants):
• Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents
• Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area2 high school
• Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)
• If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance
• Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the University Catalog
• Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $50 fee1 by the established deadlines

Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Fall 2015
Action Date Location3
Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one) Thursday, May 7
Monday, May 11 or
Tuesday, May 19 5:00-6:00 PM
Student Services Center, Rm 150
Final Deadline for HSS Application Thursday, June 4, 5:00 PM Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $50 fee1 payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico") Friday, September 4, 5:00 PM Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130

Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard Learn system.
Other Key Dates:
August 24: First day of classes.
September 7: Labor Day. Campus closed.
September 18: Census date. No adding, dropping of classes, or changing of grade option beyond this date without a serious and compelling reason approved by the instructor, department chair, and college dean.
November 11: Veteran's Day. Campus Closed.
November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break. No classes held.
December 14-18: Final Exams Week. Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times. See Final Examination Schedule in the Student Center within the Portal on the CSU, Chico web.
1The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
2The CSU, Chico local admission area includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyous, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, and Yuba Counties.
3 The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA. For campus maps and parking information, visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/taps/maps_direct.shtml
Questions? Please call Teresita Curiel at the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322, or email [email protected]

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College 2015 Summer/Fall Concurrent Forms now Available
April 2015

Forms are at the front desk of the Cohasset Center



SUMMER/FALL 2015

• PLT APPROVAL IS REQUIRED– Permission Form attached – Fall only
• Butte BSA Assessment required if student is taking English/Math courses
• Butte BSA Assessment required if student is taking MORE than 2 classes

¬¬¬¬Summer 2015
May 21st - Concurrent Enrollment Forms Due to Welcome Center/Main Campus
NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
May 21st @ 3:00 – Web Registration begins via your Butte Portal
CONCURRENT FORMS MUST BE PROCESSED BY BUTTE PRIOR TO A STUDENT WEB REGISTERING
June 8th – Summer Classes begin

¬¬Fall 2015
August 13th - Concurrent Enrollment Forms Due to Welcome Center/Main Campus
NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
August 13th @ 3:00 – Web Registration begins via your Butte Portal
CONCURRENT FORMS MUST BE PROCESSED BY BUTTE PRIOR TO A STUDENT WEB REGISTERING
August 24th – Fall Classes begin

Summer/Fall Fees
Summer Health Fee: $16 Fall Health Fee: $19.00
Summer Technology Fee: $20.00 Fall Technology Fee: $20.00

CORE BUTTE STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING HEALTH/TECHNOLOGY FEES – NO PO’S/EU’S
Butte College Fee Policy – 7 Days to Pay
Students will have 7 days from the time of registration to pay fees or they may be dropped from one or
More classes. Fees may be paid online via the student’s Butte College Portal.

REG2GO Orientation/Pre-Orientation Meetings
April 2015

Greetings Graduates:
~PRE-ORIENTATION MEETINGS TO HELP YOU PLAN FOR REG2GO ORIENTATION APRIL 24TH LISTED BELOW~ Parents are welcome and encouraged to come to the PRE-ORIENTATION!

REG2GO Orientation is on Friday April 24th @ Butte College Main Campus
We meet in front of the ARTS building at 8:30. I will be at the top of the stairs adjacent to Parking Lot 3. Plan on staying until about 1:30. Bring your own lunch or plan on buying lunch in their cafeteria. THIS IS FOR STUDENTS ONLY – no parents.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Along with other seniors from other high schools, you will spend the day on the Butte College campus, touring the campus, meeting student-leaders and becoming familiar with college policies, procedures and deadlines. Most importantly – your Butte Portal will be opened to you as a high school graduate and you will be allowed to register for Summer/Fall classes.



FEE PAYMENT- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE!!!!!

Once you have registered for classes, you will have 7 days to pay for your classes without being dropped. Financial aid is available and makes college affordable for most students. Applying for Financial Aid is easy and free! Information and links to the online application can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov and www.butte.edu/financialaid. You can also set up a payment plan through your portal.

Marlene’s PRE-ORIENTATION MEETINGS TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE AND NAVIGATE YOUR BUTTE PORTAL

I have schedule 6 separate dates/times for you to come and get help planning for our April 24th Orientation Day. When you attend on April 24th you want to have an idea of what classes you want to sign up for and how to use your Portal. We will meet in the computer lab so bring your Butte Log-in information if you want explore your Butte Portal!

All meetings will be held at the Cohasset Center and last approximately 1 hour:
Tuesday - April 14 – 3:00
Wednesday – April 15 – 5:30
Thursday - April 16 – 3:00
Friday - April 17 – 12:00
Tuesday - April 21 – 3:00
Thursday – April 23 – 3:00
FRIDAY – APRIL 24 – 8:30 – 1:30 ORIENTATION DAY AT BUTTE MAIN CAMPUS

What I will cover at the Pre-Orientation Meeting
1. Logging in to your Butte Portal – bring your username and password

2. Where to find assessment results.

3. How to forward Butte emails to your personal email.

4. How to plan for classes.

5. Recommended Introductory classes

6. How to use the QUICK REGISTRATION link in your Butte Portal.

7. What classes you should be planning to take.

8. How to make sure you are keeping up with Financial Aid requests.

9. Options at Butte: Certificate/Career Technical/Transfer Degree

10. Rate Your Professor website

11. Scholarship information at Butte

12. How to set up a payment plan

13. EOPS/DSPS

13. Questions?

Butte College Scholarship Application Due by April 17, 2015
April 2015

It's time to apply for Butte College Foundation Scholarships for the 15-16 academic year! The general application is available for completing now. Opportunities will begin posting March 1, 2015, and the application closing date will be April 17, 2015. Keep checking your email and your AcademicWorks account for updated opportunities.
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE BUTTE COLLEGE FOUNDATION PAGE WHERE YOU BEGIN THE PROCESS
http://www.butte.edu/foundation/scholarships.html

You will need a PDF of your transcript and letters of recommendation that you can upload.
Your teacher or I can send you your transcript as a PDF - I would ask that you include "current classes" on your CORE transcript. There is a button the teacher can click to do this.

If you have a letter and need it to be a PDF you can upload come and see me. Our printer can scan and send as a PDF.

http://www.butte.edu/foundation/scholarships.html

2015/2016 ROP Courses/Applications Now Available
March 2015

2015/2016 ROP Courses/Applications

Building Construction says it is open to 9-12 grade students. Some courses list they are open to 10-12 grade students but most request 11-12 grade students.

ROP Applications for next school year are now available and due by April 17th for priority. Applications can be turned in after the date and even into next year if there are still openings in the class.You can pick up a list of courses being offered and the application at the front desk of each center. You will need a copy of your transcript and a print out of your attendance report. Both of these can be done by your teacher.
To go directly to the ROP site and print off your own course list and application log on to:

http://rop.bcoe.org/high_school_courses

2015 Cap and Gown Order
February 2015

Click on the link below to order your Cap and Gown by March 31st.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ggef1Fp6ejnSTS3gvPE1F9WU9D042qm-xszXpdjVYS4/viewform?usp=send_form

2015 Graduation National Anthem Audition
February 2015

We invite you to participate in try-outs for the singing of the National Anthem and Musical accompaniment to be performed at our upcoming May Graduation Ceremony.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 14th in the theater room beginning at 3:30pm.

2015 Valedictorian Application
February 2015

Dear Graduates,

Students with a minimum cumulative grade point average (un-weighted or weighted) of 3.5 may apply to be CORE Butte Charter School’s Valedictorian. Once the Valedictorian has been selected, an additional applicant will be selected as Salutatorian.

To apply, please read the following statement regarding the Valedictorian Selection Procedure:

The word valedictorian is derived from two words of the Latin language: "vale," which means good-bye, and "dicere," which means to speak. Thus, the valedictorian is the one who says good-bye. The duty of the valedictorian is to offer the formal speech of farewell from the graduating class to the school. It is the opportunity for the valedictorian to articulate the gratitude of all graduates for the education they have received.

Another honor often awarded at graduation is that of salutatorian, which comes from the Latin, 'salutare,' to greet. The salutatorian traditionally gives a speech of welcome to those assembled for commencement.

Unfortunately, the true purposes of the valedictorian and salutatorian are often obscured by the competition to acquire the honors, with the result that many perceive the honors as individual prizes. However, both honors reflect much more than individual accomplishment; they represent an opportunity to serve both the graduating class and the school during the commencement ceremony.

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian will address the students, parents, family members, friends, and staff members with a short speech. As you will read later, the committee will help those selected to design and deliver a great speech.

We utilize three main criteria to select a Valedictorian and Salutatorian and reserve the right to select multiple representatives. This is a subjective process, decided upon by a committee, so there is no “formula” to being selected or not selected.

1. Academic record: Though the minimum GPA to apply is a 3.5, it is certainly better to have earned higher grades in a rigorous course of study throughout your high school career. We will also be looking at your academic record as evidenced by your transcript, test scores, and work samples. We will also consider how you challenged yourself with the opportunities available to you.


2. Your letter: Write a professional, clear and articulate letter to the Valedictorian
Committee addressing the following questions:

o Describe how you represent your senior class student body as well as all students.
o Describe your accomplishments while at our CORE Butte Charter School.
o What are your future plans?
o How have you challenged yourself with the opportunities available to you?

How long and articulate should your letter be? Here are two thoughts: (1) long enough to address the question to the satisfaction of the committee and (2) probably less than a page is not enough.

3. Letters of recommendation: Provide the Valedictorian Committee with two letters of recommendation from friends, family members, teachers, etc.; anyone who knows you well and can comment on your strengths and accomplishments. If you have three people (or four, or five….) that you absolutely have to have letters from, that is fine. More letters will not increase your chances of becoming Valedictorian or Salutatorian, but if it helps to paint a broader, more complete picture of you, it would be appropriate.

In all of this process, please be sincere. Nobody is perfect, and neither do we expect you to be! Although every applicant will bring unique qualifications for consideration, our goal is to evaluate each one and choose the individual who will best represent your class at graduation. A copy of the rubric used is included with this letter.

Submit this packet to Marlene Brenden at the CORE Butte Cohasset Center or USPS mail (see address below) so that it arrives at the CORE Butte Cohasset Chico Center Office by 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 2nd. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. You will be notified by email or by phone on or before Thursday, April 9th.

For both the Salutatorian and Valedictorian, a draft speech will be submitted to the Valedictorian Committee by Thursday, April 30th. On Friday, May 8th at 10:00 am, you will be expected to present your speech to the committee. If your speech is not submitted by the due date you risk losing the honor of speaking.

CSF February Application Period Now Open
February 2015

CSF Application Period Now Open
CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February
We are now accepting applications for Spring Term 2015 (First Semester grades from the 2014/2015 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.
WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation
A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:
http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

REMINDER: FAFSA Workshop - CASH4College - Saturday - February 7 - 10:00 - 12:00 pm
January 2015

What: CASH 4 College - Date Saturday February 7th - 10am - 12pm for help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Dream Act Application.

Where:@CORE Butte Charter Cohasset Center

Why attend: Get updated information and questions answered from a local expert.

Presenter: Zariel Torres, Financial Aid Assistant at Butte College, facilitates the workshop. He will give a brief presentation on important Financial Aid information and then be available to answer questions as you complete the FAFSA in our computer lab.

Who should come: Most students will be applying using their parent's 2014 Tax information. It is best if a parent/guardian can accompany the student. You do not need to have your taxes completed on February 7th - 2013 tax statements can be used as an estimate and edited when 2014 is completed.

WHAT TO BRING

CHECKLIST OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO HELP COMPLETE THE FAFSA OR THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
Come to a workshop with the documents that you have and that apply to you.

Driver's license, if you have one
Social Security card or number, if you have one
Alien registration number, if you have one
Your 2014 income information
Parent 2014 income information
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) - yours or your parents'
Your tax and parent tax information; previous year taxes are okay for now if you don't have 2014 tax information
2014 bank statements
Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
List of colleges you are interested in attending

SEE ATTACHMENT AT END OF EMAIL: FAFSA WORKSHEET/DREAM ACT WORKSHEET
GO TO: www.fafsa.gov to begin your application (Open as of January 1st for 2015/16 school year.

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Butte College recently updated their Financial Aid page. Go to: http://www.buttecollege.com/
At the top of the page is a drop down menu (Department/Program Services) - click on Financial Aid - scroll to the bottom of the page - click on the box “Info for Parents”.

CHANGES TO CASH 4 COLLEGE beginning 2015

1. Scholarships will not be awarded for each qualifying workshop (those with at least 30 participants). Unfortunately, funding for the $1,000.00 per qualifying workshop has ended with the 2014 Cash For College cycle. California Student Aid Commission was able to secure funding for limited regional scholarships. Our Far North Region qualified for 5 total scholarships – some regions in California are only receiving two scholarships. To be eligible as a potential candidate for the $2,000 students must meet the following requirements:

a. Participate in a Cash For College workshop

b. Complete the online exit survey

c. Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application for 2015-16

d. Meet Cal Grant eligibility requirements

Please note that students who participate in a workshop with less than 30 students ARE included in the pool of candidates for the scholarships.

2. A NEW $1,500 scholarship opportunity will be offered to student who download the upcoming FREE Cash For College app from Android or iPhone app stores in January AND attend a Cash For College workshop. This is a single scholarship for the entire state of California.

3. A NEW partnership with leading textbook discounter, Chegg, will provide students who participate in a Cash For College workshop with a 10% textbook discounter plus FREE shipping for the textbook. Additionally, student who meet the complete their FAFSA/Dream Act Application and Cal Grant GPA requirements by the March 2nd deadline and creates a WebGrants account will receive 2 weeks of FREE Homework Help on-demand tutoring from Chegg tutors. Checkout the website about these services to learn more about this service.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Opt out 14_15 School year
December 2014


Dear Graduates and Families,

Please read entire email!

March 2nd is the deadline for submitting GPA Verifications for Cal Grants qualification. To qualify for Cal Grants students must submit their 2015/16 FAFSA (Federal Application For Student Assistance) and the school must submit the GPA Verification. I ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO SUBMIT THE GPA VERIFICATION AND THEIR FAFSA - whether you think you will qualify or not.

Many students have already given me a GPA Permission Form with their Social Security Number for submission (yellow sheet from the blue folder). The state has passed a law asking schools to submit ALL GPA's for 12th grade students so this email is for those students who have not submitted a form to me or attended a Mandatory Graduation Meeting heard me discuss GPA Verification and Cal Grants.

Please see message below and ONLY respond if you want to OPT out. If you need more information please visit the website first.

AB2160 finds all enrolled 12th graders to be deemed a Cal Grant applicant unless the student has opted out. CORE Butte Charter School will be submitting GPAs electronically for all 12th grade students on Monday January 5, 2015 If you would like to opt out and not be considered a Cal Grant A or B applicant please email Marlene Brenden at [email protected] before January 5, 2015.

http://www.calgrants.org/

2014_2015 REG2GO Application - Time to complete
December 2014

Graduates,

Attachments referred to in this message may be picked up in the Counseling Office.

It is time to go to the Butte College website (http://www.butte.edu/) and complete your application for REG2GO. Remember going through the REG2GO process, you are NOT committing to attending Butte in Summer/Fall of 2015, but instead leaving a door open. If your Plan A involves attending Butte then you will be able to register for your Summer/Fall 2015 classes on April 24, 2015 - prior to your high school graduation date. If Butte is your Plan B, C, D or even Z - then you are just giving yourself an option if your Plan A doesn't work out.

If you are a December graduate and attending Butte in January 2015, you should be completing the process on your own. If you are a December graduate and want to attend Butte next Summer/Fall 2015 for your first time, you MAY do the REG2GO process with CORE.

Remember to Mark these dates:
January 9 - REG2GO Kick Off - 10:00-11:00 am at CORE Butte Cohasset Center
February 7 - CASH 4 College Workshop - FAFSA Workshop 10:00 am-12:00 pm - more info to come
March 6 - Assessment - Time TBD - will be offered in sessions beginning early morning to early afternoon.
April 24 - Orientation/Counseling & Registration - 8:30 - 1:30 at Butte's main campus

The first step in the process is applying. In a couple months I will be sending out an email asking for your student ID #, which assessment session you are signing up for, or if you have already completed your assessments at a previous time. I will also ask: DID YOU APPLY TO BUTTE COLLEGE AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE? If you have applied to Butte as a Concurrent Enrollment student that does not count. YOU MUST RE-APPLY AND CHOOSE "Entry Level-First Time Student in College (after leaving high school)". I have attached a guide to applying with a Step-by-Step Process. Make sure to keep track of your ID#.

If you have ever been a Foster Youth please read the attached brochure and read this email I received from Butte College:

"I am the coordinator for the Foster Youth Program at Butte College, which has been named Inspiring Scholars. The goal of Inspiring Scholars is to help current and former foster youth get into college, stay in college, and reach their academic goals- be that an associate’s degree or transfer to another college or university.

If you are working with a foster youth who wants to attend Butte College, please direct them to us. Also, we have noticed that some students are not indicating they are foster youth on their application to Butte College. This may be because they miss the box, or may be due to stigma. Please encourage foster youth to check the box indicating they are (or were previously) in foster care. It makes them eligible for several benefits on campus."

2015 Butte College REG2GO Dates
November 2014

Butte College's REG2GO program allows current seniors, considering attending Butte College in the Summer/Fall of 2015, to complete the components required to register for Butte College during the Spring semester of their senior year. This program greatly benefits our students, as it affords them early registration priority for their classes.
Friday - January 9th - REG2GO Kick-off - time 10:00 -11:00 am - A Butte representative will come to our campus and give an overview of the program.(not a mandatory meeting but highly recommended!!!). Meeting will be in Rooms 217-218

Friday - March 6th - REG2GO Assessment - Time TBA (usually 2 sessions - 9-12 and 12 - 2 - specific times will come later). Butte will bring their assessment to us here at CORE Butte. Room 217-218

Friday - April 24 - REG2GO Orientation/Counseling & Registration so plan ahead with any classes you have on Fridays! ALL DAY - meet at main campus 8:30 - 1:30. I CANNOT EXCUSE ANYONE FROM ORIENTATION - PLAN TO BE THERE THE ENTIRE TIME

More information will be posted as these dates get closer but mark your calendars NOW!! This is also posted on the Announcements Page of the Counselor page at corebutte.org and on the Counseling Events Calendar viewable on our website.

REACH for the FUTURE - March 26-28, 2015
November 2014

REACH for the Future - Thursday 3/26 - Saturday 3/28, 2015
Registration Packets Available NOW! Deadline to Register: December 18, 2014 -
$150 EU approved

WHO: Open to ALL High School Students - 1/10 Ratio of adults/student chaperones - CORE teachers chaperoning our students.
WHERE: Richardson Springs - North of Chico
WHEN: Thursday, March 26th (leave at 12 pm) to Saturday, March 28th (return by 6 pm)
WHAT: Hundreds of high school students will come to Chico from all across California. They will be here for the annual Reach For The Future Leadership Conference. The conference is put on by the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health. Students learn how to overcome fears and gain confidence through activities that stimulate the heart, mind and body. When the conference ends camp leaders hope the kids will take home what they learned and continue to grow from their leadership knowledge.
HOW: Get a Registration Packet and complete - make sure ALL information requested is completed. Get a PO from teacher for $150 or pay by check (Payable to CORE Butte Charter School). Return Registration and PO/check to Marlene Brenden at the Cohasset Site by December 18th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm.
Registration Packets will be sent to ALL PLT’s and available at the front desk of each center.

CASH 4 College - Date Saturday February 7th - 10am - 12pm
November 2014

If you have not turned in your GPA Verification Form (Yellow Sheet) please do so ASAP! I will begin submitting those soon. This is to see if you qualify for Cal Grant money.

CASH 4 College - Date Saturday February 7th - 10am - 12pm
@CORE Butte Charter Cohasset Center
Every January and February students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Join us on Saturday, February 7th when Zariel Torres, Financial Aid Assistant at Butte College, facilitates the workshop. He will give a brief presentation on important Financial Aid information and then be available to answer questions as you complete the FAFSA in our computer lab.
For more information or other locations visit: http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16
Remember: If we have 25 or more students attend (and complete the exit survey) someone may win a $1000 scholarship.

BUTTE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WEB PAGE UPDATED!!
Butte College recently updated their Financial Aid page. Go to: http://www.buttecollege.com/
At the top of the page is a drop down menu (Department/Program Services) - click on Financial Aid - scroll to the bottom of the page - click on the box “Info for Parents”.

CSU, Chico Spring 2015 Concurrent Enrollment for 11th/12th grade students
October 2014

Spring 2015
The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for just $44!¹ The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements (applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants):
· 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
· Be in good academic standing at any college or university, if applicable
· Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s), as published in CSU, Chico catalog
· Submit the HSS Application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $44¹ fee by the established deadlines

Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Spring 2015

Action
Date
Location*
Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one)
Wednesday, December 3
Thursday, December 11 or
Tuesday, December 16
5:00-6:00 PM
Student Services Center, Rm 150
Final Deadline for HSS Application and Unofficial Transcripts
Thursday, January 8 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130
HSS Add Period
Tuesday, January 20-Friday, January 30

Approved students only:
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $44¹ fee payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")
Friday, January 30, 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Rm 130

Special Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard system.

Important Campus Dates for Spring 2015:
January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance (campus closed; no classes)
January 20: First day of classes
February 13: Last day to drop a course (approvals required)
March 16-20: Spring Break (campus offices open; no classes)
March 31: Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed; no classes)
May 11-15: Final Exams. Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times.

* The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA. For campus maps and parking information, visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/taps/maps_direct.shtml

¹ The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Questions? Please call Teresita Curiel at the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322, or email tcu[email protected]

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College Winter/Spring 2015 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
October 2014

Forms will be available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center on Monday, November 3, 2014
New Process this year:
1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.
2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).
3. NEW BUTTE POLICY - IF STUDENT ENROLLS IN MORE THAN 2 CLASSES, BUTTE ASSESSMENTS ARE REQUIRED!

Concurrent Form Important Dates

Deadlines:
Winter:
November 20, 2014 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus.
December 11, 2014 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 5, 2015 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring:
January 8, 2015 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. Plan ahead for signatures. Winter break begins December 22nd. Please plan on getting forms signed by December 18th.
January 20, 2015 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 26, 2015 - Butte Classes Begin - last day to submit a concurrent form

Spring Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Spring Master Agreement.



2014-2015 Mandatory Graduate Meeting - October 22,24 & 29
October 2014

This is a MANDATORY graduate meeting for students and their parents/guardians. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND ATTEND THIS MANDATORY MEETING. At this meeting you will receive a folder with important graduation information: *College Planning - Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC, SAT/ACT, and more *Financial Aid - Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA - Cal Grant - Scholarship Search - CASH4 College Work Shop *Graduation Information - Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph *Awards *Resources AFTER THE MEETING YOU WILL SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE COUNSELOR TO GO OVER YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AND SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. Sign-up by clicking the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHdkalZGVTBKejBSSHVkcWdLYXhYcXc6MA

CSF Application Period Now Open -Month of September 2014
September 2014

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September
We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2014 (Second Semester grades from the 2013/2014 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.

WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation

A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

2014-2015 Mandatory Graduate Meeting - August 25th - 29th
August 2014

This is a MANDATORY graduate meeting for students and their parents/guardians. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND ATTEND THIS MANDATORY MEETING.

At this meeting you will receive a folder with important graduation information:
*College Planning
- Butte's REG2GO Program, CSU/UC, SAT/ACT, and more
*Financial Aid
- Federal Application for Student Aid - FAFSA
- Cal Grant
- Scholarship Search
- CASH4 College Work Shop
*Graduation Information
- Grad Pictures, yearbook, announcements, paragraph
*Awards
*Resources

AFTER THE MEETING YOU WILL SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE COUNSELOR TO GO OVER YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AND SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

Sign-up by clicking the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFpHNEZTYW1RRmpTSzZJLWpoNVhOV3c6MA

CORE Butte PSAT Sign-Up - Test October 15th
August 2014

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT will be given at CORE Butte for the 2014 - 2015 school year on Wednesday October 15th from 9-12. This is open to ALL High School students but highly recommended for 10th/11th grades. The cost will be $15 and student EUs may be used. Study guides will be available in the fall for pick up at the front desk of CORE Butte High School and the Humboldt site.

A direct link to this form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.

Additional information about the test can be found at:

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

CSU, CHICO High School Scholars - Concurrent Enrollment for 11th/12th students
April 2014

Fall 2014
The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for just $44!¹ The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements (applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants):
· Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important forms
· Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in high school
· Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA
· Be in good academic standing at any college or university, if applicable
· Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s), as published in CSU, Chico catalog
· Submit the HSS Application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $44¹ fee by the established deadlines

Click on the link below for Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Fall 2014

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College Summer/Fall 2014 Concurrent Enrollment Forms
April 2014

Forms will be available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center on Tuesday, April 15th
New Process this year:
1. Fall/Spring ONLY! Student must have PLT approval to take concurrent enrollment classes. A form is attached to the concurrent form or an email from the teacher will suffice.
2. Students are REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Buttes semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).

Concurrent Form Important Dates

Deadlines:
Summer:
May 2, 2014 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus.
May 22, 2014 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
June 9, 2014 - Butte Classes Begin

Fall:
August 1st, 2014 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus. Plan ahead for signatures. School ends May 23rd.
August 11, 2014 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
August 25th 2014 - Butte Classes Begin

Fall Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Fall Master Agreement.

Enloe Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program
March 2014


The Enloe Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program is open to local high school students ages 15 to 18. Under the direction of hospital staff at the information desk, Junior Volunteers volunteer in the main lobby of the hospital. In general, Junior volunteers may perform any non-medical duties that have been determined appropriate by the nursing staff and for which they have received training and guidance. These duties relieve hospital staff so that they may attend to the more technical aspects of patient care. Patients and visitors also benefit from the refreshing presence of young people in the hospital.

Junior Volunteers are expected to work shifts as scheduled and to obtain a substitute when they are unable to keep their shift. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 4:45pm-7:00pm or on weekends from 8:45-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:00-3:00pm.

Junior Volunteers volunteer for a minimum of one service year: June 2014-June 2015. Applicants interested in volunteering for the 2014-2015 school year should fill out an application and return it to the Volunteer Services Offices. Applications are available online at: enloe.org/volunteers. Applications are also available for pick-up at our office (located at 1465 Esplanade). Applicants will also need to include two letters of recommendation, copy of high school transcripts and parental consent forms. Completed applications packets are due on or before March 28, 2014 by 5 pm.

Applicants will then receive communications via mail or email in regards to the next steps. After application review, some students will receive interviews. If selected, additional information about the program, rules and requirements will be discussed in detail at orientation. Please remember, the application requires the signature of a parent or guardian, two letters of recommendation and a copy of their high school transcript. Incomplete applications will not be included in the application and intake process.

Please have students submit completed applications and letters of recommendation by mail to:
Enloe Volunteer Services
Attn: Amy Alvarez
1531 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
Please call the Volunteer Services Office at 332-4575 with any questions or concerns.

http://www.enloe.org/giving_and_volunteering/volunteer_opportunities/student_programs.asp#JuniorVolunteers

2014/2015 ROP Courses/Applications
March 2014


ROP Applications for next school year are now available and due by March 30th for priority. Applications can be turned in after the date and even into next year if there are still openings in the class.You can pick up a list of courses being offered and the application at the front desk of each center. You will need a copy of your transcript and a print out of your attendance report. Both of these can be done by your teacher.
To go directly to the ROP site and print off your own course list and application log on to:

http://rop.bcoe.org/high_school_courses

Graduation Ceremony Cap & Gown Order Form
February 2014

Graduation Ceremony Cap & Gown Order Form

It's finally here!! You've worked hard throughout your school career and graduation is just a short time away.

Our graduation ceremony isn't until May 23rd at 6:00pm at the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater on the Chico State Campus, but your CAP & GOWN order must be completed by March 31st. If you graduated in December you are still eligible to participate in our May graduation ceremonies and we encourage you to do so.

This order form is for cap, gown, and tassel orders ONLY. SEND/DROP OFF PAYMENTS AT THE FRONT DESK AT THE COHASSET CENTER (260 Cohasset Rd., Suite 120, Chico, CA 95926). Checks payable to: CORE Butte Charter School.

If you would like to order graduation announcements and/or memorabilia (rings, necklaces,shirts, frames and more) please visit the Herff Jones site at highschool.herffjones.com after completing this form. THERE ARE ALSO PAPER ORDER FORMS AT THE FRONT DESK AT THE COHASSET CENTER. Do not order your cap and gown on the Herff Jones website - please use this form and pay the school directly.

You can also create your own announcements. The counselor has samples in her office and can recommend some local vendors if you are interested in creating your own personalized announcements.

The link to the form is below:

CONGRATULATIONS!!

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDZfd0RkNVhhMUI3Q0ZnLTRYeWhTOGc6MA

REG2GO - Assessment/Orientation sign-up for March 7th/May 8th
February 2014

Action Required: REG 2 GO - Assessment Sign-up for March 7th and Orientation May 8th

The Reg2Go program allows high school seniors to participate in orientation, assessment, counseling, and registration at Butte College prior to the end of their senior year. This early access to these required steps allow our students the opportunity to register into classes that might otherwise be full.

There are several steps in the process. Key dates are listed below.

Reg2Go students who would like to be considered for an exemption from the Basic Skills Assessment (BSA), please bring a copy (that we may keep) of the documentation on test day. The Assessment Staff will collect the documentation and determine which, if any, part of the BSA is appropriate. Additional information on the Basic Skills Assessments and Basic Skills Assessment Exemptions is available at www.corebutte.org/downloads/advising/bsa.pdf

Thanks for participating!

Click on the link below to complete the form

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDJvampmSm91VlFjTEVmaWF5d1ZlWFE6MA

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION - MAY 22ND
February 2014

End of the year parent sponsored celebration for CORE Butte Charter School on Thursday, May 22nd from 3 PM - 8 PM at Madison Bear Gardens

FOR ALL STUDENTS!

Calfornia Scholarship Foundation-Fall 2014 Now Open
February 2014

CSF Application Period Now Open

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of February
We are now accepting applications for SPRING Term 2014. The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership. The direct link is: http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

REG2GO - email sent out 2/16/14
February 2014

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL!!
Hello Graduates!
Second semester has arrived and graduation is not far away!

The purpose of this email is to remind you BUTTE College's Reg2Go program and the required steps.

Your first job is to go to the Butte website and apply as a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go." - Dr. Seuss

The quote is to keep you motivated with an eye on your future. It is common during this time to lose momentum - and that is when grades start to slip and teacher's notice students just aren't engaged. Stay focused! You can do it!

ALL of your decisions have consequences so make the good decisions and receive the good consequences. Instead of slacking off on work - accelerate and get it done early. Instead of saying "I don't know what I want to do!" just keep one foot in front of the other (or your boat in the current for those of you who have heard my stay in your boat and float talk) and move in the direction of your future. Reg2Go is one way to do that. You may not be sure you want to go to Butte next year or you may have other plans right now. I encourage you to complete the Reg2Go process so you have options. Participating in Reg2Go does not require you to attend Butte - it is just an option - an open door!

KEEP READING - DON'T GIVE UP YET!
Butte College recently sent letters to student's homes with information about Reg2Go. If you didn't receive the mailing, I am attaching what they sent to this email. The letters will explain in detail what Reg2Go is all about in case you don't know.

The process is:
1. Apply as a high school graduate
2. Complete Butte Basic Skills Assessments
3. Attend Orientation

March 7th - Butte will be at CORE (Cohasset Center) for those students needing to take the English and/or Math Assessments. If you have already taken them you do not need to attend. Time TBA - very SOON! THIS IS FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS ONLY

May 8th - We all meet at Butte College main campus for Orientation 8:30 - 1:30

IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY - AFTER YOU READ THIS EMAIL PLEASE GO TO THE BUTTE WEB PAGE AND APPLY AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!

ALMOST DONE - KEEP READING!

The next email I send will be asking for your Butte College ID number and the only way to get that is to apply. If you attended Butte as a high school student you already have an ID number but you MUST apply again as a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE (you will keep the same number). Doing so tells Butte you are no longer a high school student and they reclassify you as a college student for priority registration for this Summer and next Fall.

DO THIS:
Go to: http://www.buttecollege.com/
Click on Apply now
When asked if you are a high school graduate - CLICK YES!
When asked if you are participating in REG2GO - CLICK YES!
When asked for an Educational Goal - pick one!! It can be changed later.

Get your ID number because the next email I send will be asking you for your ID# and to pick a time for your assessment on March 7th. If you have completed both assessments already and are happy with your results you will not be required to attend on March 7th.
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Mark your calendar for Orientation as an ALL DAY EVENT! 8:30 - 1:30

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” - Oprah Winfrey

OK You can stop reading now!

http://www.buttecollege.com/

The University of California COSMOS program, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science,
January 2014

The University of California COSMOS program, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, will soon be accepting applications for its 2014 program. We appreciate your support and willingness to alert your talented math and science students to this opportunity.

Application - http://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/main/application
Online 2014 Flyer – http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/resources/2014/2014_COSMOS_Flyer.pdf
If you would like to receive hard copies of this double-sided flyer, please email me your mailing address and number of copies. Please indicate if you would like any flyers in Spanish.

Virtual Information Session - http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/
What: UC Davis COSMOS Virtual Information Session
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: www.readytalk.com
Why: To hear more about this exciting four-week summer residential program for high achieving high school students interested in math, science, technology, and engineering. COSMOS faculty and staff will be available to answer questions regarding the program, benefits of participating and the competitive application process.
Application period: January 21 – February 21, 2014
Web: www.cosmos.ucdavis.edu (local) or www.ucop.edu/cosmos (statewide office)
Email: [email protected]
Thank you in advance for alerting students to this event or organizing a group of students.

http://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/main/application

BUTTE COLLEGE UNOFFICIAL GRADE REPORTS DUE
January 2014


Students taking Butte College classes are REQUIRED to submit an UNOFFICIAL GRADE REPORT in order to get credit for the class(es) taken. Students have 6 weeks from the end of the CORE Butte semester to submit the report to the School Counselor and/or your teacher. Reports DUE BY (January 31st). If you do not submit the report within the 6 weeks your grade(s) will be an F permanently. MAKE SURE THE GRADE REPORT HAS THE GRADE AND UNITS COMPLETED LISTED ON THE FORM!
Go to your Butte Portal - Click on Access Web Advisor - Click on Academic Records - Click Unofficial Grade Report - Print
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR TEXT BOOKS TO SARAH IN THE COHASSET LIBRARY!

High School Group Meetings
December 2013

As promised I have scheduled some whole group meetings.

TOPIC: Butte/CSU, Chico Concurrent Enrollment Process

December 6th - 9:30 am at the Cohasset Center
December 10th - 5:00 pm at the Cohasset Center

CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CANCELLED
TOPIC: a-g Coursework vs CORE Butte General Graduation Requirements
To be considered for admission to UC/CSU’s directly out of high school, you must complete 15 year-long high school courses with a grade C or better - at least 11 of them prior to your senior year.

December 13th @ 9:30 at the Cohasset Center
January 9th @ 5:00 at the Cohasset Center

CASH 4 College - Date February 1st - 10 - 12pm
November 2013

CASH 4 College - Date February 1st - 10 - 12pm
@CORE Butte Charter Cohasset Center
Every January and February students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Join us on Saturday, February 1st when Carolyn Stephen, Financial Aid Director at Butte College, facilitates the workshop. She will give a brief presentation on important Financial Aid information and then be available to answer questions as you complete the FAFSA in our computer lab.
For more information or other locations visit: http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16
Remember: If we have 25 or more students attend (and complete the exit survey) someone will win a $1000 scholarship.

http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16

9th -11th Grade Counseling Meetings - Schedule NOW!
November 2013


STARTING IN JANUARY: The counselor would like to meet with 9th-11th grade students interested in going over graduation requirements and their transcript. Marlene will also cover important information that all high school students should be aware of and plan for the coming years. Information to be discussed: Transcript/Credit Review, ROP, SAT/ACT information, and more.

I STRONGLY suggest/encourage students to make an appointment. It is HIGHLY recommended that the parent/guardian accompany the student to the meeting.

Appointments can be made online via our website:
Go to www.corebutte.org
Click on Counseling tab and drop down to High School Advising
On the Advising Page - on the right under Student Forms & Surveys - is the link to
Schedule a Counseling Appointment
If you have difficulty scheduling an appointment please call Shannon at the CBHS front desk @ 894-3952

BUTTE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WEB PAGE UPDATED!!
November 2013

Butte College recently updated their Financial Aid page. Go to: http://www.buttecollege.com/
Under Quick Links on the right go to Financial Aid - scroll to the bottom of the page - click on the box “Info for Parents”.

http://www.buttecollege.com/

CASH 4 College - Date February 1st - 10 - 12pm
November 2013

Where: CORE Butte Charter Cohasset Center
Every January and February students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Join us on Saturday, February 1st when Carolyn Stephen, Financial Aid Director at Butte College, facilitates the workshop. She will give a brief presentation on important Financial Aid information and then be available to answer questions as you complete the FAFSA in our computer lab.
For more information or other locations visit: http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16
Remember: If we have 25 or more students attend (and complete the exit survey) someone will win a $1000 scholarship.

http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16

CSU, CHICO High School Scholars - Concurrent Enrollment for 11th/12th students
November 2013

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 $40. 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):
· Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important forms (see dates below)
·Be currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in a local area high school
·Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA
·Be in good academic standing at any college or university, if applicable
·Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s), as published in the CSU, Chico catalog
·Submit the HSS application, Add Request Form(s), and fee by the established deadlines


Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one)
Thursday, December 5;
Wednesday, December 11; or
Tuesday, December 17
5:00- 6:00 PM
Student Services Center, Rm 150

For further information, including the dates and times of the HSS Orientations and important deadlines, please visit our High School Scholars website (from the CSU Chico Admissions website, under ‘Just for Academic Counselors’: .

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Butte College Spring Concurrent Enrollment Forms
November 2013

Forms will be available at the front desk at the Cohasset Center on Tuesday, November 11th.
New Process this year:
1. Students will be REQUIRED to submit an unofficial grade report to the school counselor at the end of the semester. Students have 6 weeks from the end of CORE Butte’s semester to turn in their grades or Butte grade will become an F on the high school transcript (not the Butte Transcript).
2. Butte is asking that ALL Concurrent Enrollment students submit Authorization to Treat a Minor Form to the Butte Student Health Clinic before classes begin. Form will be attached to Concurrent Form. .
Deadlines:
January 2, 2014 - Concurrent Forms due at Butte Main Campus - get yours signed by Winter Break!
January 9, 2014 - Webreg opens at 3:00 for Concurrent Students.
January 27, 2014 - Butte Classes Begin
Spring Master Agreements:
Be sure to inform your PLT as soon as you are enrolled in a Butte Class and confirm it has been listed on your Spring Master Agreement.

Butte College - REG 2 GO Dates!! - Mark your calendars NOW!!
November 2013

High School Graduates ONLY
Friday - November 15th - REG2GO Kick-off - time 10:00 am at Cohasset Site - A Butte representative will come to our campus and give an overview of the program.(not a mandatory meeting but highly recommended!!!). Meeting will be in Rooms 217-219
Friday - March 7th - Assessment - Time TBA (usually 2 sessions - 9-12 and 12 - 2 - specific times will come later). Butte will bring their assessment to us here at CORE Butte. Room 217-218
Thursday - May 8th - REG2GO Orientation/Counseling & Registration (Thursday) so plan ahead with teachers! We did not get a Friday! ALL DAY - meet at main campus 8:30 - 1:30.
I will send out more information as these dates get closer but mark your calendars NOW!!

College Fall Preview Days
October 2013

The CSU, Chico Admissions Office would like to remind you that Chico Preview Day is coming up on Saturday, October 19th from 9am-3pm. This is a great on-campus open house designed for all prospective students and their families to get questions answered and learn more about what CSU, Chico has to offer. We would love it if you could post information including the website link below to your school calendar or announcements as a way to remind students and parents about the event. We encourage people to register which they can do so by following the link on the bottom of the flyer.
http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/documents/cpd2013.pdf
We hope you have a great fall semester and look forward to seeing your students at Chico Preview Day!
CSU, Chico Admissions Office

CSU Days - link: http://www.calstate.edu/sas/documents/openhouse-fall.pdf

CSU Chico - October 19th - information at: http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/documents/cpd2013.pdf

UC Davis - October 19th - register at: http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/previewday/

UC Santa Cruz - October 19th - register at: http://admissions.ucsc.edu/visit/preview-day/

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/documents/cpd2013.pdf

Scholarship Search Information
September 2013

If you took the PSAT in previous years you have access to a scholarship search site on the College Board website. Find the tests results paper given to you the December after you took the test and look for the My QuickStart log in information. Go to www.collegebaord.org and log in. In the search bar type: Scholarship Search - Review and click on the appropriate BIG FUTURE search link.

http://www.collegebaord.org/

CORE Butte Charter student LOGAN HANSEN qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program
September 2013

Logan is one of 16,000 high school seniors who are Semifinalists and has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships to be offered next spring. Logan earned this position by taking the PSAT test last October
Congratulations Logan!!.

College and Career Night - PVHS - September 17th
September 2013


Area high school students and their par­ents are invited to a college and career night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley High School east gym.The program will host representatives from colleges, universities, the military and specialty schools.

Besides the event in the east gym, “Been There, Done That: High School Graduate Forum,” will take place at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, also located on the PVHS campus.

Another break-out session “I’m Out Here: Careers Without College” will be presented in the center at 6:30 p.m

CORE Butte Scholarship Page
September 2013

Graduates please remember to check the CORE Butte Scholarship page on a regular basis. All scholarships information received in the counseling department will be posted on this page. Last year’s scholarships are listed as well and can be reviewed to see if they have been updated for this school year. Go to the Counseling tab at corebutte.org look on the right for Available Scholarships under Counseling Resources. A direct link is listed below:

https://docs.google.com/a/coreschoolsconnect.org/document/d/12HNjMLgdVlZI3i4oBvXUZyEVVL_vQBIKhPN3EP_7jU0/edit?hl=en_US

Butte College Transfer Day
September 2013


Butte College students can learn more about transferring to a four-year university at Transfer Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 on the main campus lawn.

More than 40 colleges and universities will be pres­ent to answer questions and meet with college transfer representatives. Butte College transfer counselors will be available to assist students.

Transfer Day also includes music, giveaways, pop­corn and free prizes

Three Different Ways for SAT Question of the Day
September 2013



Looking to help students get ready for the SAT? The Official SAT Question of the Day™ is a great way for them to practice a little every day.

There are three exciting ways to get Question of the Day:
Bookmark the SAT Question of the Day page (now with 30 days of questions!)
See link below
Follow @SATQuestion on Twitter
Download the official app from iTunes
Encourage your students to bookmark, follow or download Question of the Day. Remember: a little practice goes a long way.

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=10799774&ep_rid=76439757

CSF Application Period Now Open
September 2013

CSF APPLICATION - open during the month of September
We are now accepting applications for FALL Term 2013 (Second Semester grades from the 2012/2013 school year). The application is found on the CORE Butte Charter website at: www.corebutte.org. Click on the counseling tab and then look on the right column under STUDENT FORMS 7 SURVEYS for Apply for Semester CSF Membership.

WHAT IS CSF?
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society that recognizes high academic achievement. Membership in this organization signified excellence in academic achievement. Students who maintain membership for a minimum of four terms during their 10th - 12th years are awarded LifeTime Membership. LifeTime members are honored as seniors by receiving:
a CSF Lifetime pin
a separate CSF gold seal diploma
an Honor Cord/tassel to wear at graduation

A direct link to apply on the CORE Butte site is listed below:

http://www.corebutte.org/csf.php

Butte College Parent News Letter
September 2013

Butte College would like to inform you about a new resource that parents, guardians, or family members might find helpful. The Butte College Parent News Letter is designed to help keep those who have a student starting at Butte College informed about what’s happening on campus. If you have someone in your life that might find this resource helpful, please forward them the following link so that they can sign-up to receive this resource.

http://butte.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=cde05e5482ea09c15aa0fb39b&id=f0a8457dfd

Butte College Family Day/November 2nd
August 2013

Saturday November 2nd- 8:30 - 12:00
I would like to inform you that will be holding our biennial Butte College Family Day event on Saturday, November 2nd. We will be offering prospective students and their families the opportunity to participate in the following:
· tour our beautiful campus
· attend department presentations
· attend a Financial Aid workshop
· enjoy a delicious catered lunch
· watch the nationally ranked Roadrunner Football team
· opportunity to win a Butte College scholarship
· and more!

The goal of this event is to showcase the great opportunities available on our beautiful campus and help demystify the admission process. For more information and to RSVP please visit the following site:

http://www.butte.edu/familyday/

PSAT Sign-Ups/Test Date October 16th
August 2013

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT will be given at CORE Butte for the 2013 - 2014 school year on Wednesday October 16th from 9-12. This is open to ALL High School students but highly recommended for 10th/11th grades. The cost will be $15 and student EUs may be used. Study guides will be available in the fall for pick up at the front desk of CORE Butte High School and the Humboldt site.

A direct link to this form is on the CORE Butte website at: www.corebutte.org. Click Counseling Tab and on the right under Test Registration is a PSAT sign-up link.

Additional information about the test can be found at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

https://docs.google.com/a/corebutte.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEUzckszLU02N1R0MUs0Q1AzMnRVZ2c6MA#gid=0

Mandatory High School Graduate Meetings
August 2013

It is time for high school graduates (early grads included) to make an appointment with the school counselor to go over their transcript. Marlene will also be going over important information that all graduates should be aware of and plan for this coming year. Any 11th graders considering graduating early should make an appointment with Marlene ASAP!! Information to be discussed: Transcript/Credit Review, Reg2Go, SAT dates, Financial Aid, College application deadlines, Correct/current contact information so I can communicate directly with the student/parents, Name as it should appear on their diploma, Yearbook/Grad pictures and more.....
In addition, Marlene will be scheduling some large group meetings this year where parents can come and ask questions and get reminders of information I will cover quickly in these meetings. That schedule will come later.
I STRONGLY suggest/encourage graduating students to make an appointment. It is HIGHLY recommended that either the PLT or a parent/guardian be at the meeting also - there is a lot of information.
Appointments can be made online via our website:
Go to www.corebutte.org
Click on Counseling tab and drop down to High School Advising
On the Advising Page - on the right under Student Forms & Surveys - is the link to
Schedule a Counseling Appointment
If you have difficulty scheduling an appointment please call Shannon at the CBHS front desk @ 894-3952

http://corebutte.org/counseling_appt.php

Butte College Connection - **NEW PROGRAM FOR 2013-2014**
June 2013

We have developed a Butte College Connection program for CORE Butte that will be available for our students this fall semester. College Connection is different from concurrent enrollment in that our students are given greater registration priority. They can register for classes after continuing Butte students and before Reg to Go students.

Hopefully this will give them a better opportunity to get into the courses they want.

Time is running out quickly for participation this fall. Please let your students know that they need to apply for the program ASAP.
College Connection students will be responsible for paying $40
in addition to the regular Butte College concurrent enrollment fees.

https://sites.google.com/site/corebuttecollegeconnection/

CSU Chico High School Scholars Program for Fall 2013
March 2013

CSU Chico is pleased to announce the High School Scholars opportunity for the Fall 2013 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):


* Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important forms

* Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in high school (AY 2013-2014)

* Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA

* Be in good academic standing at any college or university, if applicable

* Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s)

* Submit the HSS application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $36 fee by the established deadlines



For further information, including the dates and times of the required HSS Orientations and important deadlines, please visit the High School Scholars website.

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

Great Opportunity for 11th Graders (next year's Seniors)
March 2013

Juniors may participate in Priority Class Registrations for 2013-2014 on Tuesday, March 26th 4:00-6:00 in the Computer Lab of the Chico Center.
Advisors will be on hand to go over current transcripts and to help select classes for next year. Attendance at the meeting will allow juniors to pre-register for classes before school-wide class registration begins on April 1st.
11th grade Students, Parents/Guardians, and/or Personalized Learning Teachers are encouraged to attend.

CSF Applications and Advisor Opening
January 2013

We are currently looking for a Parent Advisor for our CSF Club. Although we currently provide member status to student applicants, we don't have an active advisor for our CSF group. CSF is a wonderful opportunity for students to be actively engaged in their school and community. If you are interested in being our CSF Parent Advisor and organizing group meetings and events, please review the ADVISORS section of the CSF website, http://www.csf-cjsf.org/, and contact Marlene Brenden at [email protected]


Our Spring CSF Membership drive will take place during the month of February. The CSF application window is a month long period where students can apply for membership in CSF based upon their grades from the previous semester. If you think your Fall 2012 grades qualify you for CSF membership, please be sure to apply before the end of February.


CSF applications can now be filled out online through the Parent/Student Portal gateway page of our website, www.coreButte.org. The CSF Application link is located in the right hand column about halfway down the page under the section titled, Student Forms & Surveys.


Students will be notified by the end of the application period whether or not they have qualified for CSF membership. Personalized Learning Teachers will be copied on the notification and the student's dashboard will be updated if membership is granted.

http://corebutte.org/csf.php

Steps to College 2013
January 2013

The California Student Aid Commission, the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Cien Amigos, the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California, the Latino Policy Coalition, Dream Develop Do, The College Board, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, UC Davis and Sacramento State University are pleased to announce Steps to College 2013, a university fair designed to support the educational future of Northern California´s Latino students.

Registration is available at:

http://www.stepstocollege2013.org

Junior Volunteer Program at Enloe Medical Center
January 2013

The Junior Volunteer Program at Enloe Medical Center gives high school students the opportunity to work in a healthcare environment. This program is designed to be both an educational and enriching experience for local students. Benefits to this program include leadership opportunities, skill training, letters of recommendation, leadership experience, Presidential Service Awards and more.


Applications for the 2013-2014 Junior Volunteer Program will be available February 1, 2013. - Applications for the Junior Volunteer program are only available once a year. The application period begins in February for the following service year which starts in June

http://www.enloe.org/giving_and_volunteering/volunteer_opportunities/student_programs.asp#JuniorVolunteers

2013 University of California COSMOS Program
January 2013

The University of California COSMOS program, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, will soon be accepting applications for its 2013 program.



Online 2013 Flyer at cosmos.ucdavis.edu/resources/2013/2013_COSMOS_Flyer.pdf


  • What: COSMOS Open House at UC Davis

  • When: Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Where: 1001 Geidt Hall, UC Davis

  • Why: To hear more about this exciting four-week summer residential program for high achieving high school students interested in math, science, technology, and engineering. COSMOS faculty and staff will be available to answer questions regarding the program, benefits of participating and the competitive application process. We will also preview the online application. A “helpful hints” flyer will be distributed to all students in attendance.

    Application period: January 21 – February 22, 2013

  • Web: www.cosmos.ucdavis.edu (local) or www.ucop.edu/cosmos (statewide office)

  • Email: [email protected]

Please RSVP to the Open House by emailing [email protected] (please put Open House in the subject line) or calling 530-754-7326.


Open House details are located at the link below.

http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/resources/2013/Open_House_Flyer_13_updated.pdf

Career Trek - 8th Grade Exploration Day
January 2013

The Butte County branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), in partnership with Butte Community College, are inviting all 8th grade girls to attend Career Trek, a career exploration program being held Saturday, February 2, 2013 on the Butte College main campus.


This is a chance for you and your parents to explore some interesting occupations by interacting with several different professional women who use math and science in their jobs.


Turn in applications to Shannon at the front desk of CORE Butte Chico Center.

http://www.corebutte.org/downloads/advising/AAUW.pdf

Yosemite Summer Field Research Course
December 2012

The Yosemite Summer Field Research Course is for high school students with a passion for exploration, science, and adventure.

Scholarships are available!



On this course, you can create your own ecological research project while backpacking in the Yosemite wilderness. You will get to experience an ecological research expedition among some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth and learn:

  • Go on a backpacking adventure in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park

  • Learn wilderness survival and backpacking skills

  • Meet like-minded people from all over the country

  • Learn about the ecology and natural history of the Sierra Nevada

  • Create your own research project

  • Strengthen your college application with hands-on research experience


The Field Research Course lasts for two weeks and is both physically and intellectually challenging. You will spend a few days acclimatizing at our Crane Flat campus before embarking on a backpacking adventure in the Yosemite backcountry. During this expedition, you will take part in National Park Service research projects and then carry out a project based on your own interests. At the end of the course, you will present your research to park scientists, NatureBridge staff, and the other students. Parents are also invited to attend these presentations on the last day of the course.

http://www.naturebridge.org/yosemite-summer-field-research-course

2013 Citizens' Academy
December 2012

Do you have an interest in Law Enforcement? The Chico Police Department is accepting applications for the 2013 Citizens’ Academy.

The Citizens' Academy is a fifteen week program designed to give participants an inside look at local law enforcement. During the Academy, students will be introduced to a variety of topics to give them an overview of the Chico Police Department's function and operational procedures.

Academy classes are presented by Police Department administrators and veteran department personnel. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Police and various other staff members and are encouraged to ask questions and express ideas and concerns.

The Citizen's Academy is a great way to learn about your community, meet nice people, and get to know the men and women of your police department.

http://www.ci.chico.ca.us/police/citizens_academy.asp

Pilot Career Day
December 2012

Attention High School Students! Interested in flying? Ever considered a career in aviation? Plan to attend the first-ever Pilot Career Day. This event is free to all high school students with valid ID and will feature local military aviators, representatives of the North Valley Aviation Association (NVAA), commercial pilots, agricultural fliers and rescue personnel. Experts in the field of aviation will be on hand to discuss the industry, and to offer advice and exclusive opportunities to high school aviation enthusiasts. At 2:30 pm, free transportation will be provided to Ranchaero Airport for a helicopter rescue demonstration courtesy of Enloe Flight Care and Butte County Sheriff’s Department.

http://www.csuchico.edu/gateway/explore/calendar.shtml

Available Scholarships
November 2012

New Scholarships have been added! - Scholarship information is continually being added to our Available Scholarships document located in the Counseling Resources box to the right. New opportunities are added as we hear of them so check this document often.

https://docs.google.com/a/coreschoolsconnect.org/document/d/12HNjMLgdVlZI3i4oBvXUZyEVVL_vQBIKhPN3EP_7jU0/edit?hl=en_US

Chico State High School Scholars Program is Open for Spring!
October 2012

CSU, Chico is pleased to announce the High School Scholars opportunity for the Spring 2013 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):
  1. Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important documents

  2. Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in high school

  3. Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA
  4. Returning HSS students must possess at least a 2.0 CSU Chico GPA for every previous term

  5. Satisfy any prerequisites, or eligibility requirements, for the intended course(s)

  6. Submit the HSS Application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $36¹ fee by the established deadlines

  7. 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 the High School Scholars website:

http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/counselors/high-school-scholars.shtml

2013 Reach For The Future Registration
October 2012

Registration for the 2013 Reach For The Future Conference is now open.
If you are a returning conference participant – you know what an amazing opportunity this is. If you have not attended in the past – here is your chance. Reach participants will build relationships, learn leadership and life skills, network with hundreds of young people from across California and take home strategies to implement in their schools and communities. The conference A-Team (youth planning team) will spend the next four months ensuring that this conference experience will be the best it can be. As you know, this conference fills up very quickly – so don’t wait to get your team together and submit your registration forms.


Early Registration is $100 and must be submitted by 12/4. ALL information must be completed on the registration form. Students can use a non-cancelable PO for $100 to pay for the conference.


Conference is March 7th - March 9th at Richardson Springs.


Registrations are processed on a first-come first-served basis. If you want to wait until the last moment to register you risk being on a wait list.

http://corebutte.org/downloads/forms/REACH_2013.pdf

Butte College Concurrent Enrollment Info for Spring 2013
October 2012

If you are thinking of doing Butte College Concurrent Enrollment for Spring 2013, please read the procedures document at the link below. All of your questions will be answered about the concurrent enrollment process if you read this. Concurrent enrollment forms will be available at the Chico Center front desk.

http://www.corebutte.org/downloads/advising/butte_cce_procedure.pdf

CSU Fall College Fairs
September 2012

Most of the California State Universities have Open Houses or Preview Days coming up in the next few weeks. Download the CSU Open House schedule below or in the RESOURCES section to the right to find out when your desired college is hosting an open house event.

http://www.calstate.edu/sas/documents/openhouse-fall.pdf

CSF Applications and Advisor Opening
September 2012

We are currently looking for a Parent Advisor for our CSF Club. Although we currently provide member status to student applicants, we don't have an active advisor for our CSF group. CSF is a wonderful opportunity for students to be actively engaged in their school and community. If you are interested in being our CSF Parent Advisor and organizing group meetings and events, please review the ADVISORS section of the CSF website, http://www.csf-cjsf.org/, and contact Marlene Brenden at [email protected]


Our Fall CSF Membership drive will take place during the month of September. The CSF application window is a 30 day period where students can apply for membership in CSF based upon their grades from the previous semester. If you think your Spring 2012 grades qualify you for CSF membership, please be sure to apply before the end of September.


CSF applications can now be filled out online through the Parent/Student Portal gateway page of our website, www.coreButte.org. The CSF Application link is located in the right hand column about halfway down the page under the section titled, Student Forms & Surveys.


Students will be notified by the end of the application period whether or not they have qualified for CSF membership. Personalized Learning Teachers will be copied on the notification and the student's dashboard will be updated if membership is granted.

http://corebutte.org/csf.php

REQUIRED Graduate Academic Review Appointment
August 2012

In order to facilitate graduation we are requiring that all potential graduates meet with the counseling department within the first few weeks of school. If you are planning to graduate during the 2012 - 2013 school year you will need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.


At this appointment, we will look over your transcript and current class list together and discuss upcoming graduation deadlines and events. This counseling appointment is the best time to get your graduation planning questions answered. It will last approximately one hour. You may attend by yourself, with a parent, or with your Personalized Learning Teacher.


To schedule your appointment, please click on the SCHEDULE A GRADUATE ACADEMIC REVIEW APPOINTMENT link located in the Student Forms & Surveys box on the right side of this page.


Appointments start as early as August 27th and choice times will fill quickly so please book your appointment today.


Please be sure to follow all instructions on the appointment page and to download and complete the Graduate Profile form and bring it with you to your appointment.


Feel free to contact the counseling office with any questions.

http://corebutte.org/grad_appt.php

 

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