Middle College - College of San Mateo

  • 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.

    Current 12th Graders: Apply now to enroll in the Spring 2021 Semester.

    Current 10th and 11th Graders: The deadline to enroll for the Fall 2021 Semester will be in March 12, 2021. 

    Read the Winter 2020 issue of the Middle College Newsletter.

    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

    2021 Middle College Presentations for Students

    Sophomore students will receive a 30-minute presentation about Middle College during their physical education classes

    • January 13: Aragon, Burlingame, Hillsdale, and San Mateo
    • January 27: Mills and Capuchino

    Middle College Presentations for Parents and Students

    • January 14, 6:30 p.m. or
    • January 28, 6:30 p.m.

    Join using the Zoom Link.

    Student Shadow Day Sign Ups Start January 15 at 3 p.m.

     Starting January 15 at 3 p.m., Middle College will start accepting Student Shadow Day Sign-ups for the following dates:

    • February 2
    • February 3
    • February 4

    Middle College Enrollment Applications are due March 12


    More information

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