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As a free public charter school, Bitney Prep accepts all students with open arms. Our environment is welcoming and inclusive. Our size means we are able to offer specialized programs that are tailored to challenge and engage our student body. The Bitney learning community values every student as an active, unique participant. Our staff is committed to guiding youth towards their best potential.

We offer individualized, real-world learning and support for all student interests and passions  This includes a weekly full-day internship in the community for all students, access to a huge number of classes at Sierra College for free, a chance for students to co-create elective courses and clubs, and be an active part of school leadership.  We are very definitely a school of choice.

The application process is outlined below. You can reach out at any time and connect with Bitney staff, who will answer questions and guide you through the steps. Call (530) 477-1235 or email

Step one

Fill out our online Registration/Application form. Be as detailed as possible – include all parent contact info, student phone number; as much info as you can.

Step two

Provide transcripts from your previous school or any other information that will assist us in determining your academic level. These can be emailed to or faxed to (530) 272-1091. You can retrieve your transcript online from your previous school or have their Registrar send them directly to us.

Step three

IEP/504 copy. If you have an Individual Education Plan or a 504 plan, it is helpful for us to have a copy for planning and to determine appropriate placement.

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Bitney Prep High School does not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

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