Middle College at College of San Mateo

  • 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.

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

    Information Sessions  

    Student presentations will take place during PE Class:

    • Monday, January 10, 2022: Aragon and Hillsdale
    • Monday, January 24, 2022: Burlingame, Capuchino, Mills and San Mateo

    Parent/Guardian Presentations:

    Update: All meetings will now be held via Zoom with Spanish translation provided.

    • Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6 p.m. - Zoom
    • Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6 p.m. (For Spanish Speaking Parents) - Zoom

    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.