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.

    About the Students

    The program, which began in August 1998, includes up to 70 juniors and 70 seniors from throughout San Mateo Union High School District. Cabrillo Unified School District students may be eligible to participate with approval of the site administration.

    About the Curriculum

    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.

    Learn More About Annual Informational Events

    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! Click HERE to learn more.

    Middle College Online Information

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