Parents and Students

The good news about being a student in Shasta County

First, the good news. If you’re a student or someone who cares about one, you should know that attending a Shasta County school gives you something special: A promise that you can go to college, and you can afford it.

The Shasta Promise, in partnership with the North State Promise, takes the guesswork out of attending any of the six universities and colleges that have signed on.

They are:

  • CSU Chico
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Simpson University
  • Shasta College
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • National University

Find an Internship

Gain real-world experience and explore your future career. We can help you locate local employers who are looking for interns in a variety of fields who are juniors in high school and above.

Preparing yourself/your student for success

Here’s what you need to know at every step on the path through school to college and career readiness.

Pre Kindergarten

  • Enroll your child in preschool
  • Teach your child to read early on
  • Watch educational programming with your child (after age 2)
  • Begin healthy routines (eating habits, exercise) with your young child
  • Encourage interpersonal relationships with other children of the same age
  • Determine strengths and areas of interests through children’s imaginations an

KINDERGARTEN – 8TH GRADE

  • 3rd grade literacy is a strong indicator of future academic performance
  • Encourage children to explore interests
  • Help children to commit to a desired career by 8th grade. Even if the child switches interests in high school, those who choose one emphasis by 8th grade routinely perform better in academic settings.
  • Prepare for algebra by 8th grade for success in high school coursework

9TH – 12TH GRADE (HIGH SCHOOL)

  • 3rd grade literacy is a strong indicator of future academic performance
  • Encourage children to explore interests
  • Help children to commit to a desired career by 8th grade.
  • Even if the child switches interests in high school, those who choose one emphasis by 8th grade routinely perform better in academic settings.
  • Prepare for algebra by 8th grade for success in high school coursework

13TH – 16TH (COLLEGE)

  • 3rd grade literacy is a strong indicator of future academic performance
  • Encourage children to explore interests
  • Help children to commit to a desired career by 8th grade. Even if the child switches interests in high school, those who choose one emphasis by 8th grade routinely perform better in academic settings.
  • Prepare for algebra by 8th grade for success in high school coursework

The big deal about “A to G”

  • 3rd grade literacy is a strong indicator of future academic performance
  • Encourage children to explore interests
  • Help children to commit to a desired career by 8th grade. Even if the child switches interests in high school, those who choose one emphasis by 8th grade routinely perform better in academic settings.
  • Prepare for algebra by 8th grade for success in high school coursework

Additional Resources

Common Core and new assessments [http://www.reachhighershasta.com/parent-resources-student-success/]

Why take math in the senior year [http://www.reachhighershasta.com/parent-resources-why-take-math-in-the-senior-year/]

 

College Exploration:

Applying to College:

Transferring to Four Year Institutions:

Understanding Careers: