Enroll at Inspire! 

If you’re looking for an approach to a tuition-free high school education that prioritizes student well-being, collaboration with families, and hands-on learning experiences, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences may be the right fit for you! We strive to motivate and empower 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. Learn more about us by watching our 5 Year Anniversary video (to the left) and visit our YouTube Channel to watch more. 

Upcoming Webinars

If you are interested in enrolling, join us for the upcoming webinars that will explore the benefits of an Inspire education, the range of majors and pathways available to our students, our approach to engaging families in our work, and how we are tackling the COVID-19 crisis head-on — all while making sure no student falls behind.

This is learning, inspired.

Don't Miss the Inspire Virtual Gala

On Saturday, January 9th, 2021, Inspire is coming together as a school to celebrate who and what we are as a learning community. We will highlight programs, clubs, and student endeavors and more!

Subscribe to the school’s YouTube channel to get notified when it is live or “like” their Facebook page

Inspire Gala

Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year:

Starts December 1, 2020

We will conduct a random lottery in the first week of February 2021 and reach out to all applicants at that time to let them know if they have been accepted, or if their student is on the waitlist. Any applications received after January 31st, 2020  will be added to the waitlist. 

Application Form

Sibling of Current Inspire Student

Is your student interested in one or more of the following areas?

Do parents/guardians live together?

Is your student currently receiving special services?

Has your student received special services in the past?

If so, which services?

Does your student have an IEP?

Has your student had an IEP in the past?

Has your student ever been expelled, released from, or asked to leave another school or district?

Is your student currently on probation?

Has your student ever had a SARB contract?

Has your student been retained?

Has your student been promoted a grade?

Printable Application Form

If you prefer to apply by U.S. Mail, you can click here for a printable application form and mail to: Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, 335 West Sacramento Ave, Chico, CA 95926.

Please note: an electronic application is preferable and also more reliable.



Please keep the application Checklist/Admissions Policies for your records.

These forms must be completed for application to be valid:

Once student is accepted to Inspire, the following items will need to be submitted within one week for enrollment to be considered valid:
  • Completed online enrollment paperwork (link will be sent via e-mail)
  • Birth certificate (if student is coming from a school outside Chico Unified School District)
  • Immunization records
  • Health History form

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and will not charge tuition nor discriminate against any student based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, home language, or disability.


Space permitting, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences shall admit all pupils who wish to attend the school within the Chico Unified School District. As space allows, students may also be admitted from surrounding districts in Butte County.
Special consideration shall be given to students protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, to comply with both state and federal charter law.