College of the Siskiyous

Office of the Superintendent/President

Stephen Schoonmaker

"We are never too old to learn, nor too young to start
the journey towards our dreams.

Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, Superintendent/President

Welcome to our new and dynamically evolving website! Whether you are a first-time or returning student, or are considering us for your next step along your educational path, please know I consider you part of our College of the Siskiyous family. I encourage you to check out our website and get to know us better.

College of the Siskiyous is here because we are a community of life-long learners who are committed to your life-long learning. The College has a compelling sense of place on both our Weed and Yreka campuses. We have outstanding faculty who are prepared to engage you in the learning process. Our professional and caring staff and administration are equipped to provide you with the resources you need to be a successful student. There are numerous activities (e.g., internships, athletics, fine arts, campus clubs, etc.) to become involved in and help you to feel more connected to our campus community.

As you explore our newly refreshed website, you will not only find information on certificates and degrees to focus your educational pursuits; you will also discover important resources to help you as a student at College of the Siskiyous. I also encourage you to stay connected with COS. Be sure to "like" our Facebook page - College of the Siskiyous (COS), and/or follow the College and me on Twitter - @COS_InfoNow!

During your journey with us you may take classes at one of our campuses, participate in videoconference courses at various locations around Siskiyou County, or take classes online. While you have many choices in the way you connect to learning at the College, our commitment to your success never waivers. We are your education family, and we are here to help you achieve your educational goals and dreams.

I encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have about the information on our website, or for ways we can be of assistance to you. I look forward to meeting you and I also look forward to the day – not so far in the future – when we meet on stage at graduation, and you are accepting your diploma earned while here at College of the Siskiyous!