Educators in Shasta County made a promise to school children today; If you do well in school, you'll get in to college.
It's a program called Shasta Promise. It forms a connection between local schools and universities and takes some of the mystery out of college applications. It also does away with the waiting to hear if you got in. Now, anyone who meets the schools criteria gets in.
"Another goal too is to have them be very clear about what it takes to be able to go to college. Which we find is for many students as well as their families, a little bit of a mystery on what it takes and sometimes they find out too late what it is that they needed to do," said Shasta Superintendent of Schools Tom Armelino.
Chico State, Southern Oregon University, Simpson University, National University, College of the Siskiyous, and Shasta College are all involved.
Their admission criteria is already laid out so kids know how they have to perform now, to get into college later.