Offered to students registered with
Fremont Union High School District
in collaboration with De Anza College.
2015-2016 Middle College TImeline (see 2016 for Application Process)
We are no longer taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please see below for the 2016 Calendar Enrollment Process Details
June 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
Begin studying for De Anza College Mathematics and English Student Placement Tests:
ALL student placement tests must be taken by June 15, with the exception of Chem/Bio
Review and choose De Anza class schedule, complete all pre-registration paperwork before meeting with advisor at the end of June
De Anza Fall Quarter Pre-registration meetings June 29-30, 2015 with Middle College staff
July 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
July 3: De Anza Schedule of Classes out the first week of July : https://www.deanza.edu/schedule/classes/
July 8 or 15 (by appointment only): Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A For Fall and Winter Quarters--July 8, July 15 (in time for Fall 2015 registration--email advisor ASAP with results) or July 22, July 29, Aug. 5 (May be able to add a class before Fall Quarter classes begin Sept.21)
On or Before July 22: Draft schedule with alternate choices, check that settings in My Portal are correct, be sure to have all CRN and Date/Time information correctly written down. Do not schedule a class during Middle College hours.
July 23: Online Registration* for De Anza Fall Quarter. ALERT: date changed! Final date/time for De Anza Fall Quarter Thursday, July 23 at 8a.m. Please follow instructions on yellow handout from your pre-registration meeting with advisor. Do not place yourself on a wait list if you are more than the fifth person on the list.
*Students must have met all Middle College staff requirements, passed placement tests, and attended mandatory pre-registration meetings
August 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
Please check email for updates from Middle College staff or De Anza information.
If you are on a waitlist, check email daily. Failure to respond within 24 hours to De Anza's alert of space in a class will result in spot being given to another student on the wait list.
September 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 M-F 12:30-3:30 to June 24, 2016: All Middle College Junior and Seniors begin Middle College high school classes M-F, except for De Anza holidays and vacations.
Monday, September 21, 2015 all Middle College students begin De Anza academic classes (still attend Middle College 12:30-3:30 M-F)
October 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
Saturday, Oct. 3 : PENDING ADVISOR PERMISSION --Last day to add De Anza quarter-length classes. Add date is enforced.
Sunday, Oct. 4 :PENDING ADVISOR PERMISSION Last day to drop a De Anza class with no record of grade. Drop date is enforced.
November 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
Friday, Nov. 13: PENDING ADVISOR PERMISSION Last day to drop De Anza class with a "W." Withdraw date is enforced.
Monday, Nov. 9 : Veterans Day Holiday (classes will be held on Nov. 7)
Thursday - Sunday, Nov. 26 - 29 : Thanksgiving Holiday Recess (college closed)
December 2015 (for accepted Middle College students)
Tuesday, December 8-Friday December 11: De Anza Fall Quarter Finals (still attend Middle College 12:30-3:30 unless taking a De Anza final)
December 12-January 3, 2016: De Anza/Middle College Winter Break
Interested in joining MIddle College? Come to the MIddle College 2016 Informational meetings on your campus during tutorial/flex time
Monta Vista: 1/21/2016
Students interested in Middle College attend mandatory information session in Conference Rooms A&B in the Hinson Campus Center (student center/cafeteria building) on the De Anza Campus TENTATIVELY scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students should arrive at 6:00PM to write an application essay and parents should arrive at 7:00PM in order to be eligible to sign up for applicant interviews in March.
March 1: All interested students must submit Online Application, Teacher Evaluation forms
March 21-26: Middle College staff conducts interviews with qualifying candidates on high school campuses. One parent/guardian must be present
Comments from Graduates
“Middle College is unique, for it has taught me how to learn. It has not only provided me with a supportive community, but also has given me the provisions to be an independent thinker.” –Jacqueline, Class of 2014
“Middle College… prepared me both emotionally and intellectually for college life” –Matthew, Class of 2009
“If you're self-directed, mature, and a critical thinker, then Middle College is absolutely the place for you.” –Ariana, Class of 2008
“The Middle College program was such an empowering experience. The one-on-one attention and encouragement I received helped me feel confident in myself… not a day goes by that I don't remember how privileged I was to be part of such a supportive community.” –Dahlia, Class of 2007
“The stimulating teaching style, use of Socratic seminars, and thought-provoking curriculum of our core classes renewed my love of learning..” –Karen, Class of 2004
Frequently Asked Questions
How many classes can Middle College students take?
All Middle College students must successfully complete at least two three-unit De Anza classes each quarter, and no Middle College student can take more than 16 De Anza units during a quarter. In their first quarter, Middle College students take no more than 11.5 De Anza units.
Do students have to pay to attend Middle College?
Middle College students do not pay De Anza registration fees unless they enroll in more than 11.5 college units, but are responsible for materials fees, transportation and the cost of books and exceeding $65 per quarter. Students taking more than 11.5 De Anza units must pay per-unit fees (currently $31 per unit but subject to increase) for ALL registered college units.
Are there minimum application requirements?
Students must have completed the FUHSD Math graduation requirement (passed both semesters of Algebra I and Geometry) by the end of the spring semester before they enter the program (not summer).
Do students need to be California residents?
Students must reside withing the FUHSD boundary and be enrolled with the district. Non-California residents who live within the FUHSD boundaries may be subject to De Anza out-of-state fees and some international students may not be eligible, depending on visa status – please see this website for more information: De Anza Admissions
Do students have to live within the Fremont Union High School District?
Yes. Only students who have registered with the district and established their residency will be eligible to interview – please see this website for more information: FUHSD Enrollment