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College Honors Program

The Yavapai College Honors Program provides educational enrichment opportunities and scholarship incentives for exceptional Yavapai College students. The program fosters an environment of service, intellectual curiosity, academic achievement, and social responsibility. Its members offer both classroom and campus leadership. Its graduates go forth to further their education, serve their community, and make the world a better place.

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Current Service Projects

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Students in the College Honor Program will be assisting K-12 families with free tutoring during the fall semester.

Contact the CHP student below that best meets your tutoring needs. For any questions regarding the CHP tutoring, please contact Denise Woolsey, Program Director




Rhiannah Alley

Math up to Algebra 2, English, Writing,

Brie Baker

English, Studying, Reading, Essay Writing, Theatre

Coke Bast

All Subject Areas

Alexander Cyr

English, Math, Biology, Essay review

Sara D'Alessandro

English, Reading, Studying,

Cassidy Farias

All English, Math up to Calculus

Samuel Hartnett

Math (thru Pre-calc) and Chem

Justin Hysom-Call

arithmetic, trigonometry, English/writing, Biology, note taking/study skills

Bethany Kottman

Math (thru Pre-Calc) and English (specifically creative or essay writing)

Kaylee Malin

English, Math, Science (biology and anatomy), After school care, Decompression time

Deanna Miller

English, Writing, Math, Studying

Margaret Nardo

 Science, math, English, Study Skills, Application Assistance

Mayka Pavon Unzueta

Spanish, Biology, Chemistry and Math

Autumn Re

English, researching, note taking, success coaching, scholarship writing, stress management, study skills, American Sign Language

Nicole Reithal

Math (through PreCalc), English

Justin Ritzenthaler

Math, Reading, Chemistry, Auto, English

Sierra Romero

History, English, Writing, Biology

Zoe Sokoloski

History, English, Writing

Michael Swyers

Math (through Calc 1), English, and Biology

Brittany Thomas

English, elementary-middle school-level math, critical thinking, and time management

Kari Warne

History, English, Writing, Bio, Chem. Anything but Math

Samara Yamamoto

English, math

CHP Member Benefits

  • A tuition waiver for 15 credits
  • Fees Paid
  • Dorm Room (depending on funding and availability)
  • Textbooks
  • Educational and enriching trips and activities
  • Personalized mentoring from professors and advisors

"The program has been a major source of educational and personal growth. I have been exposed to very bright people with a wide range of thoughts and beliefs."

-- Matt Stalter College Honors Program

College Honors Program Academic Requirements

Students who have proven their ability to excel academically can participate in the College Honors Program on either the Prescott or Verde Valley campuses.

Eligibility Guidelines

Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • be at least 17 years of age by the start of the Fall semester, AND
  • have at least two full semesters (24 credits) of work remaining
  • have at least two full semesters (24 credits) of work remaining before completion of an Associate degree (applicants may be asked to provide an advisor-signed academic plan),
  • Applicants must be pursuing their first college degree.

Applicants must include only one of the following with their application:

  • High School Transcripts demonstrating a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale (or a score of 650 or greater on a High School Equivalence Diploma), or
  • College Transcripts demonstrating 12 or more completed credits of degree or certificate seeking classes of a GPA of 3.5 or higher, OR
  • An SAT score of 1100 or higher, OR An ACT score of 24 or higher

After admission to CHP Students must:

  • Enroll and complete a minimum of 13 credit hours each semester (from courses numbered 100 or higher)
  • Progress towards earning a Yavapai College Associates Degree
  • Participate in special honors activities
  • Maintain a minimum semester GPA of 3.5
  • Participate in CHP 190: Honors Colloquium every Friday during the fall and spring semesters

Note: scholarship funding available for up to four semesters