Middle College - College of San Mateo

  • Middle College Enrollment deadline is Friday, March 15. Enroll now


    Middle College is an alternative education program in the seven-school San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD). Middle College is located at College of San Mateo, one of three colleges in the San Mateo County Community College District.

    About the Students

    The program began in August 1998, and includes juniors and seniors from schools throughout the San Mateo Union High School District. 

    Students take high school courses that adhere to the San Mateo Union High School District-approved curriculum and satisfy high school graduation requirements. Juniors take integrated courses, American Literature and United States History. Seniors take English, and semester courses of Economics and American Government. Additionally, students take an advisory course, designed to ensure that students take advantage of the many instructional support services available at College of San Mateo. Students complete their schedules with three or four college classes.

    For many courses, students can earn both high school credits and college units similar to Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Middle College students may not have to pay tuition for their courses.

    Annual Information Sessions

    We host sessions during the day to learn more, evening informational sessions for students and families and Shadowing Days, where students can learn what it's like to be a Middle College student for a day! 

    To find out more, please attend some of our information nights and shadowing days. 

    Site Middle College Presentations for Parents and Students:

    • Aragon High School, January 15, at 6:30 pm in the AHS Library
    • Burlingame High School, January 16, at 6:00 pm in the BHS Alumni Room
    • Mills and Capuchino High Schools, January 23, at 6:30 pm in the Mills Library
    • San Mateo High School, January 24, at 6:30 pm in the SMHS Library
    • Hillsdale High School, January 31, at 6:30 pm in the HHS Library

    Shadow Days - Pick One
    Please note: All shadow days are located at the College of San Mateo, Building 12-206

    • Monday, February 4, 9:00 am - Students Only
    • Tuesday, February 5, 9:00 am - Students Only
    • Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 am - Students Only
    • Thursday, February 7, 9:00 am - Students Only
    • Friday, February 8, 9:00 am - Students Only

    Middle College Enrollment deadline is Friday, March 15. Enroll now

    More information

    Please visit College of San Mateo's website for more information and to get admission information.