Middle College

  Offered to students registered with 

 Fremont Union High School District

in collaboration with De Anza College.

2016-2017 Middle College TImeline


Interested in Middle College for the 2017-2018 school year? The application is now available! See bottom left side of screen. 




Come to a STUDENT ONLY info meeting during tutorial/flex!

[done] Fremont High School

Tue., Jan. 10, 2017 at 10:55 in the FHS Cafeteria (Students ONLY)

[done] Cupertino High School

Wed., Jan 11, 2017, at 10:25 in the CHS Theater (Students ONLY)


Monta Vista High School

Thur., Jan. 19, 2017 at 9:15 in the MVHS Theater (Students ONLY)

Lynbrook High School

Fri., Jan. 20, 2017 at 9:15 in the LHS Auditorium (Students ONLY)

Homestead High School

Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 at 9:25 the HHS Library (Students ONLY)



De Anza Middle College Info Meeting--attendance required

Wednesday, February 8, De Anza Campus Center Conference Room

6PM: Students only

7PM: Parents/Guardians AND students



Middle College Applications Due March 3


Teacher Evaluations (of students applying) Due March 


*Interviews for Middle College March 20-24 

(possibly also March 27-31 for current 10th graders)

*These are conducted for students who have successfully completed Middle College applications and obtained at least two teacher evaluations, one from a current English or Social Studies instructor, and one from an academic instructor. See Application Handout for more details. 



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?

Students must reside withing the FUHSD boundary and be enrolled with the district. Non-California residents who live within the FUHSD boundaries 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