Middle College at College of San Mateo

  • Fall 2024 Enrollment Information

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

    Deadline to apply is February 23, 2024. 

    Shadowing Opportunities

    10th grade students interested in learning more about Middle College are invited to shadow a group of Middle College students to learn about the program and what it's like to be a student at the College of San Mateo. Please sign up.

    Information Sessions

    • If you missed the Family Information sessions about Middle College, please see the slides (English | Spanish) for an overview.
    • 10th grade student presentations took place on January 22, 2024 during PE Class. If you do not have a PE class, please contact your school counselor about attending this information session. 

    Due to increased interest and demand, it may be necessary to implement a lottery system for the 2024-2025 junior class.  If we receive more applications than we have spots available, the lottery will take place on March 8, 2024. Students will be notified shortly thereafter. 

    Learn more about Middle College by visiting: www.smuhsd.org/middlecollege

    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: 

    Learn more and apply (January 22 - February 23) on College of San Mateo's Middle College web page

    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.