Staff and Teachers

The Bitney College Prep staff is a small and cohesive group. All teachers and administrators encourage communication from the parents and students. For contact information for each of the teachers (and a list of classes each teaches), go to the Staff Directory. We also have a Staff Biographies page showcasing each faculty member’s education and interests.


Director Russ Jones is responsible for all day-to-day administrative, financial and disciplinary decisions as well as ensuring the school is adhering to all legal parameters. The Director reports directly to the Charter Council (attending all monthly and special meetings), attends faculty meetings and is responsive to both the Parent Council and Student Council, and to individual parents and students. The Director also sits on the board of directors of the Nevada County Charter Services Authority (NCCSA).

Charter Council

The Bitney College Prep Charter Council is the governing body for the High School. The Council normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. See the school calendar for details. Meetings are open to the public, and the agenda is posted at least 48 hours before each regular meeting. Minutes from Charter Council meetings are available at the school office.

Parent Council

The Parent Council is a vital support group for Bitney Prep. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month. By taking an active role, parents make the most of the opportunity to be involved in their childrens’ education. As a parent, you can make a real difference in the life of the school.

Student Government

Without the Student Government there is no validity to the school organization. Unlike the average high school, the students at Bitney College Prep have an actual say in the future of the school. Without their input, there’d be no school at all.

Alumni Outreach

Your connection with the school doesn’t end when you graduate. Our Alumni Outreach Program helps to keep our graduates connected.

School District

Founded in 1998 by the Bitney Springs Charter Council, this tuition-free charter school now falls under the jurisdiction of the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.