Middle College at College of San Mateo

  • Enrollment is Now Open

    10th Graders: The Middle College application for Fall 2023 is now open. If you are interested in attending Middle College, please fill out this application by 3 p.m. on March 10.  


    Is your 10th grade student interested in getting a head start on college courses and saving money on their 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.

    Information Sessions for 2023-2024 School Year

    Student presentations took place during PE Class on the following days:

    • Monday, January 9, 2023: Aragon, Capuchino and Hillsdale 
    • Monday, January 23, 2022: Burlingame, Mills and San Mateo

    Parent/Guardian Presentations took place on

    • Wednesday, January 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom

    • Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m. at College of San Mateo, Bayview Room

    • Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. via Zoom for Spanish Speaking Families

    Watch a presentation recording from January 2023

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

    Learn more and enroll on the Middle College web page


    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.