Middle College at College of San Mateo

  • Middle College Graduation

    Middle College graduation will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m. at the College of San Mateo, outside Building 9. Check your email for more information. 

    2024-2025 School Year Calendar

    View the 2024-2025 School Year Calendar for Middle College at the College of San Mateo. 

    Fall 2024 Enrollment Information

    10th Graders: The Middle College application for Fall 2024 is now closed! 

    Deadline to apply was February 23, 2024. 


    10th graders: Are you interested in getting a head start on college courses and saving money on your future college expenses? Middle College is an alternative education program in the seven-school San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) that allows students to earn college units while meeting their high school diploma requirements. This great program is on the beautiful campus of the College of San Mateo.

    Learn more about Middle College and why it might be a good fit for you: 


    About the StudentsMiddle College Profile Flyer

    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.