Design, Visual, and Media Arts
About Inspire School of Arts & Sciences
This is learning, inspired.
Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is a tuition-free, award-winning, 9-12 public charter high school for students and families who think and learn outside the box.
We exist to encourage students to be the best version of themselves by providing a creative, connected, learning environment.
Inspire strives to motivate and empower its students to reach their intellectual, creative, personal, civic, and social potentials in a smaller, supportive environment in which all students feel safe, appreciated, and respected.
Inspire students learn to communicate effectively, think critically and creatively, question convention, solve problems, and become competent and resourceful users of technology.
Our school’s structure and teaching strategies are designed to foster excellence in all disciplines while preparing students for college and university-level scholarship.
Our School & Philosophy
Inspire is a collaboration between teachers, parents, students and community members, dedicated to creating a school that empowers students to explore and discover their personal talents and passions. It is our goal that Inspire students graduate with a vision of their future, motivating them to succeed in post-secondary education and in their future careers.
Our faculty and staff bring years of experience in creating and implementing successful educational programs that provide students with smaller, more personalized learning environments. We know that students learn best when they see connections between disciplines, classroom instruction, their own personal passions and skills, and their academic and career futures. Inspire’s instructional strategies and curriculum reveal those important connections, motivating our students to succeed.
A balanced curriculum of challenging academic courses and deep, rich performing arts, fine arts, and science/engineering programs
At their core, both art and science are about discovery. Because our goal is to help our students discover their own unique talents and personal passions, the arts and sciences are presented as a dual lens through which students view their learning and their experiences. Students apply core knowledge, scientific concepts, and knowledge and skills they develop in their pathway programs, to real-world problems and issues.Enroll Now
Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways
At Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, students have the opportunity to explore and deepen their passions in different career and technical education (CTE) pathways. Most students at Inspire complete a pathway before graduation, and are encouraged to concurrently enroll in college courses at California State University, Chico or Butte College.
Each pathway offers hands-on learning experiences in their career or technical education area of interest. These experiences include but are not limited to SkillsUSA, theatre productions, college visits, career speakers, workplace tours, industry mentors, festival competitions, and internships.
Inspire offers the following pathways:Donate Now
Explore our Majors
Academic majors allow a student to focus on a specific area of study and prepare for specialized university programs, technical schools, conservatories, or to simply gain deeper understanding and experience in a field of study while in high school. Students can declare a Major upon starting at Inspire and are encouraged to do so no later than the spring of their sophomore year.
Requirements to graduate with a major include attendance at major-specific meetings, a meeting with their major advisor once a semester, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA, and grades no lower than a B- in any major class. Students meeting these requirements will wear a colored cord at graduation that corresponds with their major.
An Award-Winning Education
Blending Personalization With Rigor: Our Approach
Inspire has established Ten Core Principles which serve as much of the foundation from which program development occurs. These Core Principles facilitate the blending of personalization with rigor. Inspire’s instructional design incorporates features that have been shown to be effective in helping students learn. These include:Donate Now