Simpson University Receives $4.8 Million Grant for GEAR UP Program

REDDING, Calif. – For the second time in six months, Simpson University has been awarded nearly $5 million in federal grant funding to help boost higher education success rates among …

College OPTIONS Inc a New 501c Non Profit organization

College OPTIONS is now a brand new 501c Non profit organization created through generous funding from the McConnell Foundation. The non-profit was created to provide a more cost efficient way to …

Tehama County CSI Summer STEM Camp

The second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Camp, a three-day camp created to encourage students to experience and learn about different career fields through fun experiments and workshops, was …

Preparing for the Payoff: How to get ready for scholarship opportunities starting your freshman year

Do you know how to calculate your GPA? Are you a member of a club or sports team? Have you ever received an academic award? Each of these things can …

Siskiyou County Students Visit CSU Chico & Butte College

This fall, 46 students from Weed, Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, Butte Valley, Etna and Yreka High Schools visited the CSU Chico and Butte College campuses for a one day Northern California …

Combating Summer Melt: 5 Steps to Ensure you Start College on Time

After spending hours of time preparing college admissions essays, stressing over the ACT and signing up for all those hard AP classes, you have finally been accepted to your dream …

Tehama SOU Field Trip

On July 28, 2015 40 students from Red Bluff and Corning High Schools in Tehama County headed north on I-5 to spend a day touring Southern Oregon University in Ashland. …

Yreka High Grad & College OPTIONS Alum to Attend West Point Military Academy

Published in the Siskiyou Daily News on June 11th To view the original article, click HERE.   On June 26, Yreka High School senior Kevin Williams will board a plane …

ETS Alumni John Whelan Competes at Mt. SAC Distance Carnival

John Whelan, an alumni from our Siskiyou County Educational Talent Search program, competed at the Mt. SAC Relays Distance Carnival. We are so proud of our alumni! Read the full …

College OPTIONS Hosts Shasta County College 101 event at Simpson University

    College OPTIONS will host Shasta County College 101, an event specifically geared for high school sophomores and juniors, on Wednesday, March 25th.   Students will have an opportunity …

Health Career Fair for Siskiyou County 8th Graders

    Over seventy 8th graders traveled to the Siskiyou County Fairgrounds to learn about a variety of health careers from eleven health care professionals ranging from physical therapists to …

Simpson University 7th Grade ETS Field Trip

On Thursday, February 12th, fifty-eight Tehama County 7th grade students from Maywood Middle School and Vista Preparatory Academy attended the annual Tehama County 7th Grade Educational Talent Search Trip to …

Tehama ETS Senior Day

      On Monday, January 26th fifty-five 12th grade students from the Tehama County Educational Talent Search Programs at Red Bluff and Corning High Schools attend “ETS Senior Day”. …

UC Davis College Opportunity Programs now in Woodland

In an effort to prepare local students for higher education, a group of UC Davis programs focusing on college-readiness and success have moved to Woodland, although more needs to be …

ETS Alumni named Student Athlete of the Month at USC

    David Sellens, Yreka High Educaitonal Talent Search Alumni, was named February Track & Field Student Athlete of the Month at University of Southern California!We are so proud of our …

Anderson High GEAR UP Students attend Ignite Opportunity STEM Day

    A group of 34 Anderson High School 9th grade students attended the Shasta County “Ignite Opportunity STEM Day” at the Redding Convention Center on Friday, January 30th.  They were all …

Tehama County Cal Maritime & USS Hornet Field Trip

On Thursday, January 22nd, 40 freshmen students from Corning Union High School and Red Bluff High School attended a College OPTIONS GEAR UP field trip to Cal Maritime and the …

Tehama County 8th Graders Start Path Toward College

    CORNING >> Tehama County’s eighth-graders were asked Thursday to look toward a future of educational opportunities beyond the high school diploma they will earn in 2019.   More …

Vista Students Gear Up for College

  Red Bluff >> The University of Oregon, Butte College, Chico State, Stanford — eighth-graders at Vista Preparatory Academy were asked to dream big at an assembly Friday morning focusing …

Letter from a College OPTIONS/UC Davis ETS Alum

Dear College OPTIONS,  I want to thank you for what ultimately got me to where I am today.   Since going to college and talking to other students/families, I realize …

ETS Student, Cade Parker, Signs with Sacramento State

Cade Parker is a student in College OPTIONS’ ETS program at Yreka High School. Cade has been in ETS since 7th grade at Jackson Street School.   YREKA >> Yreka High …

Redding Teachers Present at National Conference

Published by Katie Gillespie in the Redding Record Searchlight (http://www.redding.com/) on July 17th, 2014. To read the original article click HERE.   Call it a science fair for the college bound. …

29 Tehama County Teens Complete ‘Science of Water’ Camp

Red Bluff, CA – Twenty-nine students from Tehama County participated in a week long camp at the Shasta College Tehama Campus, June 23rd through the 27th, to get a hands-on …

2014 Tehama College Campus Tour

On June 10-11th 40 students from Red Bluff and Corning High Schools participated in the College OPTIONS 2014 College Campus Tour. This was a two-day, overnight event that included visits …

Teens learn about drought at science of water camp

Thirty students from Tehama County are heading off to camp at Shasta College in Red Bluff to get a hands-on education in water science and drought. The day camp is …

College OPTIONS Awards Scholarships to 36 First-Generation College Students

Thirty-six high school seniors from Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity County will receive the College OPTIONS Scholars scholarship for 2014-15. The students will attend Shasta College, College of the Siskiyous …

Shasta County G.U.T.S Summer Trip

Eighty College Options GEAR UP students from 10 different Shasta County schools came together for an all-day college field trip on June 10th. Students were picked-up early in the morning …

College Options ETS Student Accepted for West Point Seminar

Published in the Siskiyou Daily News (http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/) on June 4th, 2014To view the original article, click HERE.   Kevin Williams, a junior at Yreka High School, has been selected to …

Anderson Middle School Open House & 8th Grade College Day

Anderson Middle School Open House & 8th Grade College Day May 20, 2014 College Options GEAR UP staff worked closely with 8th grade teachers to help students research colleges and …

Olympic Gold Medalist Visits Enterprise and Shasta High School

Olympic Gold Medalist Visits Enterprise and Shasta High School May 5, 2014 The UC Davis GEAR UP Partnership sponsored Olympic Gold Medalist, Dain Blanton, to make presentations during school assemblies …

Over 1200 Students to Participate in 8th Annual Shasta County KinderCollege Day

Over 1200 Students to Participate in 8th Annual Shasta County KinderCollege Day May 5, 2014 Over 1200 Shasta County kindergarten students are expected to visit the Simpson University campus on …

Modoc High School Students Participate in College Exploration Field Trip: March 30-April 2, 2014

Modoc High School Students Participate in College Exploration Field Trip: March 30-April 2, 2014 April 23, 2014 Students from Modoc High School had the opportunity to visit seven different college …

College OPTIONS sponsors ‘FAFSA Frenzy’ competition between local schools to increase the number of graduating seniors who submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

College OPTIONS sponsors ‘FAFSA Frenzy’ competition between local schools to increase the number of graduating seniors who submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. April 20, 2014 College OPTIONS …

Tehama County 8th Graders Explore Career Paths

Tehama County 8th Graders Explore Career Paths February 3, 2014 By Andre Byik, Red Bluff Daily News Staff Writer Published in the Red Bluff Daily News on 1/24/14   CORNING …

College OPTIONS Sponsors Sixth Annual College Application Competition

College OPTIONS Sponsors Sixth Annual College Application Competition January 25, 2014 College OPTIONS’ annual App Attack competition was a success for the sixth year in a row.   App Attack …

Test Success 101

Test Success 101 January 17, 2014 SAT & ACT Test Prep Workshops Offered to Tehama County Students   Once again, Expect More Tehama, Tehama County Department of Education and College …

Deadline for College Applications

Deadline for College Applications December 19, 2013 By Lauren Tingley, College OPTIONS Tehama Advisor   Nov. 30 may have seemed like just another day to most of us, but for …

2013 Fall College Application Workshops

2013 Fall College Application Workshops December 1, 2013 By Geoff Jones, College OPTIONS Shasta County Director   Each year College Options hosts a Fall Workshop series focused on helping students …

Family Field Trip – Butte College & CSU Chico: November 2, 2013

Family Field Trip – Butte College & CSU Chico: November 2, 2013 November 15, 2013 On November 2, 2013 thirty-six Siskiyou County, Fall River High School and Burney High School …

College OPTIONS students participate in STEM focused field trip

College OPTIONS students participate in STEM focused field trip October 25, 2013 By: Stacey Garrett, College OPTIONS Advisor   On October 18th College OPTIONS took 42 freshmen from Red Bluff …

College OPTIONS Associate Director, Kate Mahar, Featured on The Forum

College OPTIONS Associate Director, Kate Mahar, Featured on The Forum October 21, 2013 College OPTIONS Associate Director of Research and Evaluation, Kate Mahar, was featured on The Forum, a television show focused …

Fourteenth Annual College Quest Event to be held on Sept 23rd

Fourteenth Annual College Quest Event to be held on Sept 23rd September 15, 2013 The fourteenth annual College Quest, a college information night, will take place on Monday, September 23rd, …

College OPTIONS to Host College Send-Off

College OPTIONS to Host College Send-Off July 23, 2013 In partnership with the Far North State College Access Network and Shasta College, College OPTIONS is hosting a College Send-Off Celebration …

North State Promise Signing Celebration Held on May 22nd in Downtown Redding

North State Promise Signing Celebration Held on May 22nd in Downtown Redding June 1, 2013 The North State Promise is a promise of hope for the students, families and the …

Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students

Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students March 1, 2013 Would you buy a car without test driving it?  No. Yet many students do just that when they choose a …