Welcome to Bitney College Prep

Bitney College Prep is a small college preparatory public charter high school in Grass Valley, California serving students in the Sierra Foothills areas of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough & Ready, Chicago Park, and Auburn. Students from other counties are also welcome. Click the link below to begin your journey:

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All academic class teachers at Bitney Prep update their assignments and grades online at least once every two weeks (some do every evening). Find out how to make use of this critical information from home:

How to Access Online Grades

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Internship Program

Our New Director

Russ Jones

Dear Bitney School Community,

I am honored and very happy to have been selected as the next Director of Bitney College Prep High School. There is such wonderful energy at the school and I feel a strong commitment among students, staff, and parents to the values and characteristics that define a very unique learning environment. I believe Bitney represents a real commitment to 21st Century Learning and I am eager to help the school meet its mission, vision and full potential.

I grew up in Nevada County, attended local schools, and worked for the Nevada Joint Union High School District in varying positions for 12 years. In 1995, my family and I began an odyssey of living and learning abroad where I held administrative leadership positions at international schools in Mexico, Israel, Poland, San Francisco, and Peru. Now back home to stay, I believe Bitney College Prep is the absolute perfect fit for me and I look forward eagerly to what lies ahead.

Please don’t hesitate to drop by to say “Hi.” My door is always open!


Russ Jones

Meet the Staff

Rexannne Simpton
Rexanne Simpton

Throughout the school year we will be featuring each of our staff members on the website. Check back to see who’s next!

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Bitney College Prep, a public benefit non-profit corporation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.