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Comments from Graduates

“Middle College… prepared me both emotionally and intellectually for college life” –Matthew, Class of 2009

 

“If you're self-directed, mature, and a critical thinker, then Middle College is absolutely the place for you.” –Ariana, Class of 2008

 

“The Middle College program was such an empowering experience. The one-on-one attention and encouragement I received helped me feel confident in myself… not a day goes by that I don't remember how privileged I was to be part of such a supportive community.” –Dahlia, Class of 2007

Questions?

Please contact
one of the Middle College Staff

or
ALISON COY
Coordinator of
Educational Options

408-522-2275
alison_coy@fuhsd.org

Middle College Graduates

have recently attended:

Academy of Art, San Francisco

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Berklee College of Music

Biola University

Brigham Young University

Cal Poly Pomona

California College of the Arts

CSU Channel Islands

CSU Chico

CSU East Bay

CSU Humboldt

CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Northridge

Drexel University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Indiana University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Mills College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northwestern University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pepperdine University

Pratt Institute

Reed College

Rhode Island School of Design

Rice University

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of North Dakota

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

Wesleyan University

Whitman College

Middle College

Middle College Application Process

The Middle College Application process for the 2014-2015 school year is now closed.

Please check back here in January 2015 for more information for applying for the 2015-2016 school year.

For more information, or for additional copies of forms, please see the links to the right.

If you have any further questions, please email one of the Middle College Staff members listed to the right.

  Offered by Fremont Union High School District in
  collaboration with De Anza College.

Middle College provides students with the opportunity to explore challenging new educational options by taking college courses. Students take all their classes on the De Anza campus, earn high school and college credit simultaneously and complete their requirements for high school graduation while exploring their individual interests through a diverse college curriculum.

Middle College students are required to take two high school courses each year (taught by Fremont Union High School District teachers) to satisfy high school graduation requirements. Juniors take an integrated course in American Literature and US History, while Seniors take Contemporary Literature as well as semester courses in Economics and US Government.

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The Middle College Student

Although there is no “prototypical” Middle College student, successful Middle College students tend to possess some of these characteristics:

  • A passion for learning and a strong sense of intellectual curiosity
  • A desire to continue his or her education at the post-secondary level
  • A need for a different learning environment than the traditional high school
  • An ability to succeed in a fast-paced, independent college learning environment
  • A deep interest in a specific subject, like math, literature, art, music, or social science
  • A mature and honest approach to problem solving

Program Benefits

Middle College students benefit from a wide array of course choices at De Anza College and from a small learning community of fellow students. They receive one-on-one support from the Middle College advisors, who assist them with course planning and academic development, and additional support from an on-site guidance counselor. They also have access to services and opportunities at De Anza College, from tutoring to clubs to student government.

A Typical Day at Middle College

Middle College students are required to enroll in at least two college courses and two high school courses. A typical student schedule might look something like this:

9:30am-10:20am: Spanish 4

10:30am-11:20am: Break/Lunch/Study time

11:30am-12:20pm: Math 1A (Calculus)

12:30pm-3:20pm: Middle College classes (English and Social Science)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes can Middle College students take?

All Middle College students must successfully complete at least two three-unit De Anza classes each quarter, and no Middle College student can take more than 16 De Anza units during a quarter. In their first quarter, Middle College students take no more than 11.5 De Anza units.

Do students have to pay to attend Middle College?

Middle College students do not pay De Anza registration fees unless they enroll in more than 11.5 college units, but are responsible for materials fees, transportation and the cost of books and exceeding $65 per quarter. Students taking more than 11.5 De Anza units must pay per-unit fees (currently $31 per unit but subject to increase) for ALL registered college units.

Are there minimum application requirements?

Students must have completed the FUHSD Math graduation requirement (passed both semesters of Algebra I and Geometry) by the end of the spring semester before they enter the program (not summer).

Do students need to be California residents?

Non-residents may be subject to De Anza out-of-state fees and some international students may not be eligible, depending on visa status – please see this website for more information: http://www.deanza.edu/admissions/residency.html

Do students have to live within the Fremont Union High School District?

Yes. Only students who have registered with the district and established their residency will be eligible to interview – please see this website for more information: http://www.fuhsd.org/enrollment

MIDDLE COLLEGE STAFF

MARY HILL
408-864-8634
mary_hill@fuhsd.org
11th Grade English/Social Science Instructor

SEAN MORRISON
408-864-8956
sean_morrison@fuhsd.org
12th Grade Social Science Instructor

HEATHER BARCAN
408-864-8617
heather_barcan@fuhsd.org
12th Grade English Instructor

TAMARA EMMERT
408-864-8589
tamara_emmert@fuhsd.org
Guidance Counselor

Middle College Application Forms and Links

For more information about the Middle College Application Process, click here: http://tinyurl.com/MC2014ApplicationProcess

For copies of the Middle College Applicant Evaluations, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/MC2014ApplEval

For a link to the Middle College Online Application, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/MC2014App

For more information about the Middle College Program, please click here:  MC Brochure 13-14

Click here for the slides from the Middle College Information Night held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014Middle College Information Night Slides 2014.ppt

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact one of the Middle College staff members listed above.