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Inspire School of Arts and Sciences is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and does 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 or any other characteristic described in Education Code Section 220.

Capacity permitting, Inspire admits all pupils who wish to attend the school.

If the number of pupils who wish to attend Inspire exceeds the school’s capacity, attendance is determined by a public random lottery. As permitted by state and federal charter law, students currently in the charter and their siblings shall be exempt from the lottery. Students who reside within the CUSD attendance boundaries shall be given preference in the lottery over those students who do not. Specifically preferences for enrollment will include the following ranked order:

  1. Continually enrolled students.
  2. Siblings of continually enrolled students.
  3. Children of faculty and staff on site up to 3% of overall enrollment.
  4. Students re-enrolling at Inspire with a planned leave of absence approved by the Inspire board of directors.
  5. 10% of Freshman openings shall be available for students residing in the Chapman Elementary attendance boundary.
  6. Students residing within the Chico Unified attendance boundary.
  7. All other eligible students.

The enrollment preferences above are applied at the time of enrollment.

Inspire is committed to enrolling and graduating a student body representing Chico’s diversity, and will target outreach and recruitment efforts to these groups in addition to others.

Application Form

Sibling of Current Inspire Student

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

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.

APPLICATION POLICIES AND CHECKLIST

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

These forms must be completed for application to be valid:

  • Application for Admission –
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 and 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 and 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.