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Inspire School may relocate after Wednesday night's vote

The Chico Unified School District Board of Trustees is voting on Wednesday on whether or not the Inspire School of Arts and Sciences can move to its own location.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 8:28 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 8:31 PM

Chico, Calif. -- The Chico Unified School District Board of Trustees is voting on Wednesday on whether or not the Inspire School of Arts and Sciences can move to its own location. 

Currently the Inspire school shares property with Chico High School. Principal Eric Nilsson said while it's been great working so closely with another local high school, it would be a major positive move for the Inspire school.

Inspire School of Arts and Sciences is a public charter high school with about 450 students in attendance. The school's curriculum is based on college prep and really looks to attract kids with innovative minds.

Inspire offers majors ranging from art to musical theatre to digital media arts.

"And that's the exciting part about our work, is connecting kids with their passions," said Nilsson.

The school district will be making an important decision regarding Inspire. The board is going to be deciding whether or not the school will be taking up a portion of the Canyon View property.

"It's been a real blessing to have this site to grow in but I think it's time to move on to our own school and identify ourselves as a school in Chico," said Nilsson.

Expanding would open a lot of possibilities for this school. Inspire  has the only orchestra in the north region, a pop band and a recording studio.

"So all those things we are really envisioning and if a place becomes available, we are ready," said Nilsson.

The Chico Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the multi-purpose room at Marsh Junior High on Humboldt Road.

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