USA California, USA
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Chico Unified School District

Established: 1902

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Found in northern California, Chico Unified School District is known for academic excellence. International students are eligible to attend one of three high schools within the district and are encourage to join school activities and clubs.

The district offers a wide array of facilities at each high school campus. They offer auditoriums, libraries, science and computer labs, sports fields, tracks, and more. The district regularly makes updates to their schools to ensure they are modern and is currently working on a new high school gym project for one of their high schools.

Chico Unified has a number of teams ranging from cross country to snowboarding. The cross country team has taken part in several championship titles in the last ten years. State regulations in California can cause some restrictions for international students playing Varsity-level sports at their school. Please contact us for details.
Art courses at Chico Unified School District are plentiful and fill student interests from photography to band to drawing. The school theater departments are also known to put on drama and musical productions.

Several schools within the district have received the California Gold Ribbon School over the last few year with the latest high school receiving it in 2017. Additionally, in the last 10 years, one of the district’s three high school cross country teams are 7-time Championship participants for the Eastern Athletic League and the Northern Section CIF.

Chico, in the heart of the Sacramento Valley, is located 1.5 hours north of Sacramento, the capital of California, and about three hours north east of San Francisco. The city gives off a university town vibe and hosts the California State University of Chico. Students will be able to enjoy theater performances, concerts, Friday night music events downtown along with fishing, hiking, kayaking and more! Chico is also within driving distance of both Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.


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Famous Alumni

Thomas C. Fleming - Influential African American journalist;
Gentry Stein - Yoyo World Champion;
Emily Azevedo - Olympic bobsledder (Vancouver 2010);
Nelson Briles - former Major League Baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles;
Eddie Butts - former National Football League player with the Chicago Cardinals;
Gerry Conlee - former National Football League player with the Cleveland Rams, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers;
Haley Cope - Olympic Swimmer;

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 8 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
Career and Technical Program Automotive Technology Cosmetology Certified Nursing Assistant EMS - Paramedic Firefighter 1 Academy Fish and Wildlife Academy Law Enforcement Academy Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), LVN - to - RN Registered Nursing (RN) Respiratory Care, State Parks Academy Welding Technology
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
2D Art and Design, 3D Art and Design, Art, Ceramics, Digital Art and Design, Digital Photography and Design, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Media Production, Multimedia, Studio Art, Theater, Theater - Technical Theater, Video Production
A Cappella, Band - Concert, Choir, Guitar, Jazz Ensemble, Piano, Wind Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US History, World History
French, Spanish, Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Clubs and Extracurricular
American Red Cross, Art Club, Chess Club, Choir, Computer Club, Dance Team, Disc Golf Club, French Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Health Professionals (HOSA), Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), International Club, Internships, Key Club, Math Club, Musical Production, Robotics Club, Science Club, STEM Club, Student Government
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
TOEFL Minimum

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