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.

    The deadline to enroll for Fall 2021 Semester closed on March 12. 

    Current 10th and 11th Graders: Please contact Middle College staff for information about being added to the waitlist for Fall 2021.

    The enrollment period for Spring 2022 begins in October 2021. 

    Additional Information

    Watch the recording of the 2021 Student & Parent/Guardian Presentation.

    Read the Spring 2021 edition of the Middle College Newsletter.

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


    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.