Offered to students registered with
Fremont Union High School District
in collaboration with De Anza College.
Timeline for the 2015-2016 Middle College Process
No longer taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year.
Notification of decisions were sent around 5pm from Sean Morrison on April 15, 2015.
Confirmation of student acceptance due to Middle College advisor by Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Accepted Middle College students begin meeting with Middle College guidance staff at home high school site.
Begin studying for De Anza College Mathematics and English Student Placement Tests:
New Middle College students must complete De Anza applications mid-May
Incoming Junior and Senior meetings early afternoon June 4 & 5, 2015, Please check your April 15 email for details. http://www.deanza.edu/map/
Junior Placement Test for English and Mathematics on June 5, from 1-4pm at at De Anza, Senior tests on June 12, 2015 from 1-4pm
ALL student placement tests must be taken by June 15.
Review and choose De Anza class schedule, complete all pre-registration paperwork before meeting with advisor at the end of June
Pre-registration meetings begin June 29, 2015 per Middle College staff instructions
Online Registration for De Anza Fall Quarter July 22.
Students must have passed placement tests and attended mandatory pre-registration meetings in June.
All Middle College Junior and Seniors begin Wednesday, September 9, 2015 daily 12:30-3:30 until June 24, 2016
Beginning September 21, 2015 all Middle College students follow the De Anza academic calendar, plus attend Middle College during finals week.
Comments from Graduates
“Middle College is unique, for it has taught me how to learn. It has not only provided me with a supportive community, but also has given me the provisions to be an independent thinker.” –Jacqueline, Class of 2014
“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
“The stimulating teaching style, use of Socratic seminars, and thought-provoking curriculum of our core classes renewed my love of learning..” –Karen, Class of 2004
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: De Anza Admissions
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: FUHSD Enrollment