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 11th Graders: Apply now to enroll in the Spring 2020 Semester.

    Current 10th and 11th Graders for 2020-2021 School Year: the deadline to enroll for the Fall 2020 Semester is March 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 

    The Middle College Shadow Week sign up link will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24. Shadow week runs February 3 – 7, 2020.


    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.

    2020 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!

    Middle College staff will be on campus the following dates in January 2020 to answer questions and meet with interested and curious students. 

    • Aragon High School
      • Student Info Session: January 15, 12:40 - 1:15 p.m.
      • Parent Info Session: January 21, 6:30 p.m. in the Library

    • Burlingame High School
      • Student Info Session: January 23, 11:03 - 11:49 a.m. in the Theater
      • Parent Info Session: January 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room

    •  Capuchino High School
      • Student Info Session: January 16, during AST in the Community Conference Room
      • Parent Info Session: January 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Library

    • Hillsdale High School
      • Student Info Session: January 22, 9:28 - 10:06 a.m.
      • Parent Info Session: January 22, 6:30 p.m. in the Library

    • Mills High School
      • Student Info Session: January 14, 11:10 - 11:45 a.m.
      • Parent Info Session: January 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Library

    • San Mateo High School
      • Student Info Session: January 29 :9:47 - 10:47 a.m. in the PAC
      • Parent Info Session: January 30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Library

    More information

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