“At Inspire the teachers truly care about both the education and the well-being of their students. They encourage their students to look outside the box, be creative, and come to conclusions on their own. Student are given the opportunity to express themselves through their work and be shown how they can pursue their passions in the real world.”
– Hailey, Class of 2016
“Inspire definitely prepared me for life after high school. I came out of high school a well rounded person who could juggle getting good grades, being in musicals, and having fun whilst creating connections. Students at Inspire have a lot on their plates and learning how to do that in high school sets you up for an easier transition into college and a career.”
– Andrea, Class of 2012
“My favorite aspect about Inspire was the close-knit community that transcended class levels and interests. It was a rare experience where friendships weren’t limited by cliques or seniority; the school productions and activities helped promote a unified school where everyone could feel welcome.”
– Josiah, Class of 2013
“Inspire School of Arts and Sciences is by far the best high school in Butte County. I have spent the past four years commuting 60 miles a day in order to get the best education available to me. One of my favorite aspects of Inspire is the opportunity to take so many classes.”
– Heather, Class of 2020

This is learning, inspired!

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. Visit our YouTube Channel to learn more about us! 

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year:



If any of the online applications are inaccessible to you, please feel free to contact our registrar, at

(530) 891-3090 x208 for alternative options.

Please note: You do NOT need to re-apply for any student that is CURRENTLY enrolled at Inspire. Any incoming students (including siblings, cousins, etc.) that are not already enrolled do need to complete the above application for admission in order to begin the enrollment process.


If you are applying for immediate transfer during the current school year, fill out the application for admission. When your application is received you will be contacted by the registrar, Ash Stier. They will provide next steps for enrolling your student.

If you are applying for enrollment during our open enrollment period

(Dec.1-Jan.31), or after (Feb.1 onward), please follow the directions below.

Please note: siblings of current students will automatically be granted admission.

Take note of the forms you complete and when you complete them. The following documents will need to be submitted in their entirety before your student will be able to attend Inspire. 

  • Application for admission, available above.
  • Enrollment paperwork, available after admission confirmation. 


Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is accessible to all persons and will not deny any student admission (space permitting), nor charge any form of tuition, monetary, volunteer-based, or otherwise. We are a nonsectarian institution and all of our programs, employment practices, and other operations follow the guidelines of Title IX. Inspire does not discriminate against any person based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, home language, or disability.

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences shall admit all pupils who wish to attend, permitting that the student body is not at its maximum capacity. Students outside of Chico and Butte County may be admitted to Inspire with the understanding that they have safe, reliable, and consistent transportation to and from school every day. 

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, in compliance with both state and federal charter law.