Middle College High School

Building 5, Room 226
Phone: (650) 306-3120
Email: CanadaMiddleCollege@smccd.edu
Web: canadacollege.edu/middlecollege

The Cañada Middle College High School Program is a joint partnership between the Sequoia Union High School District and Cañada College. Middle College High School is designed to reach high potential, underachieving high school students who want a head start on college. Students complete requirements for their high school diploma and earn college units towards an AA/AS degree, and transfer requirements at the same time. All classes are taught on the Cañada College Campus.

Approximately 100 juniors and seniors from the Sequoia Union High School District attendance area are accepted into the program each Fall. Three high school courses are required per semester. Juniors take United States History and English III. Seniors take English IV and one semester each of Economics and American Government. All students take Life Communications, which is a study skills/college success and personal development course. The remaining courses are offered through Cañada College and are taught by Cañada College professors. These courses are selected to fulfill the credits and requirements for high school graduation. Students must satisfy the graduation requirements of the Sequoia Union High School District and will earn a diploma from their home high school. Students must be enrolled in at least three Cañada College courses, totaling a minimum of seven units. These courses give high school credit and college units simultaneously. If the course is designated transferable, the units may apply towards a four-year college or university degree.

The Middle College program pays for tuition and textbooks for up through 11 units which could save families thousands of dollars. Students receive guidance in every aspect of high school and college life; they find they are better prepared for the college atmosphere and life after high school. Through this unique program, students have the opportunity to explore new challenges that they cannot attain in a traditional high school.