Inspire School
of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to Inspire School of Arts & Sciences! A tuition-free, award-winning, public charter high school for students and families who think and learn outside of the box. This is learning, inspired.

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About Us

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is transforming the high school experience! We offer a variety of CTE and Major Pathways for students wishing to hone skills in fields such as theatre, dance, engineering, humanities, and digital arts, as well as a range of electives that allow all students to explore their passions and interests. Our approach to learning challenges young people to aim for excellence. Our small-school environment and expert staff provide the support and encouragement to find success.

Come see why we’ve been voted the “Best Chico Area High School” by U.S. News & World Report, and are recognized as a "California Distinguished School for 2024”!
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Inspire was my happy place. Most people dread their high school years but for me, it was a time when I felt safe to dream big and push myself past my comfort zone. The teachers believe in the students and the students believe in the school. The passion is unmatched and produces talented artists, scientists, writers, and above all kind and compassionate individuals.
Alisa Tousey Class of 2018
As a timid and shy middle schooler, you would be shocked to think I would make a bold move in high school. At Inspire they encouraged us to think outside the box and step outside our comfort zone. I took all sorts of classes; guitar, creative writing, fiber arts, songwriting, art, dance, geography, and more . I thrived in my science classes and found new passions. A new love of dance (...)
Amanda Pasilis
Class of 2014
A tour of Inspire during my sophomore year immediately led me to transfer from another high school. I never imagined that high schoolers could have access to the kinds of music production spaces that Inspire has. After switching to Inspire for my junior and senior years I made full use of those resources, learning Pro Tools production software in Mr. White’s Recording Arts class (...)
Duncan Ober
Class of 2016

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Emily Teague

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Award Winning Pianist, Composer
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