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Middle College Application Forms and Links for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year

For more information about the  Middle College Program, please click here:  Brochure given out during the 2016-2017 Year

For more information about the Middle College Application Process, click here: Application Process Instructions

For the Middle College Application, click here: 2017-2018 Middle College Application


If you have other questions, please feel free to contact one of the Middle College staff members

A Typical Day at Middle College

Middle College students are required to enroll in at least two academic college courses and two high school courses. A possible quarter at De Anza might look something like this:

9:30am-10:20am: SPAN 4 (Spanish 4)

10:30am-11:20am: Break/Lunch/Study time

11:30am-12:20pm: MATH 1A (Calculus)

12:30pm-3:20pm: required time for Middle College English, and Social Science classes

Middle College Graduates

have recently attended:

Academy of Art, San Francisco

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Berklee College of Music

Biola University

Brigham Young University

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

California College of the Arts

CSU Channel Islands

CSU Chico

CSU East Bay

CSU Humboldt

CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Northridge

Central London Film School, England

the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art

Drexel University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Indiana University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Mills College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northwestern University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Otis College of Art and Design

Pepperdine University

Portland State

Pratt Institute

Reed College

Rhode Island School of Design

Rice University

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

University of North Dakota

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

Wesleyan University

Whitman College

Middle College

  For students registered for high school in the Fremont Union High School District in collaboration with De Anza College.

Middle College Timeline

2018-2019 Applicant Info & Important Dates

      January

FUHSD STUDENT ONLY On-Site Information Meetings

Cupertino High School
Jan. 10, 2018 at 10:25am - CHS Theatre

Fremont High School
Jan. 9, 2018 at 10:55am - FHS Cafeteria

Homestead High School
Jan. 23, 2018 at 9:25am - HHS Career Center

Lynbrook High School
Jan. 19, 2018 at 9:15am - LHS Auditorium

Monta Vista High School
Jan. 18, 2018 at 9:15am - MVHS Theatre

      February

MANDATORY student & parent/guardian informational meeting is TENTIVELY scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6-8 pm in Conference Rooms A & B in the Hinson Campus Center at De Anza College.

Students should arrive at 6 pm with a pen to write an essay.

Parents/Guardians should arrive at 7 pm to join your student for the actual MC Information Meeting.

Interview Sign-Ups will occur after the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Check this website after January 9, 2018 for confirmation on the Info Night date.

March

Middle College Applications: Due March 2

Teacher Evaluations (of students applying): Due March 15, link found in application

Interviews* for Middle College: March 19-23 and 26-30

April

Middle College Admissions Decisions April 20 by 5pm

Confirmation of Acceptance (by students) April 27 by 5pm

*Interviews are only conducted with the student and at least one parent or legal guardian present. See Interview Handout from February 8th meeting for more details. 

To be eligible for an interview, students must have submitted a completed Middle College application, written an essay on-site with Middle College staff, and obtained at least two teacher evaluations, one from a current English or Social Studies instructor, and one from an academic instructor (History, English, Math, Science, Modern Language, Business, or Computers).


Dates below apply to FUHSD students accepted to Middle College only

May

Weekly Afterschool De Anza Pre-Registration Sessions throughout May (TBA, with MC Guidance Counselor)

June/July

Pre-Registration Group Meeting June 1 at De Anza 

Individual Pre-Registration Meetings Late June/Early July (TBA, per advisors)

De Anza Fall Quarter Online Registration Mid-July (TBA, per De Anza College)

September

First day of Middle College - September 13, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes can Middle College students take?

All Middle College students must successfully complete high school English and Social Studies courses and 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 with advisor approval must pay per-unit fees (currently $31 per unit but subject to increase) and costs for ALL registered college units.

Are there minimum application requirements?

Students must pass De Anza placement tests and have completed the FUHSD Math graduation requirement (passed both semesters of Algebra I and Geometry) before entering Middle College--summer school does not count.

Do students need to be California residents?

Students must reside within the FUHSD boundaries 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 for school with the district and established their residency will be eligible to interview – please see this website for more information: FUHSD Enrollment

Can Middle College students graduate high school early?

No. Only students physically at the FUHSD high school sites may petition for early graduation. 

Is there a waitlist for students who were not accepted in April ?

No. Once decisions are sent in April, Middle College recruitment is over for the year; no late requests due to the mandatory weekly pre-registration meetings that will occur throughout May.

Program Benefits

Middle College students benefit from a wide array of course choices at De Anza College and from a small learning community of fellow students. They receive one-on-one support from the Middle College advisors, who assist them with course planning and academic development, and additional support from an on-site guidance counselor. They also have access to services and opportunities at De Anza College, from tutoring to clubs to student government.

Middle College Overview

Middle College is an educational alternative for FUHSD juniors & seniors who need a different high school environment for "success"--academically, socially, emotionally.

Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously, complete requirements for high school graduation, and explore individual interests through a diverse college curriculum.

Middle College students are required to take two high school courses each year, taught by Fremont Union High School District teachers on the De Anza campus, to satisfy high school graduation requirements.

Juniors take an integrated course in American Literature and US History, while Seniors take Contemporary Literature as well as semester courses in Economics and US Government.

The Middle College Student

Although there is no “prototypical” Middle College student, successful Middle College students tend to possess some of these characteristics:

  • A need to learn in an environment different from a traditional high school
  • A passion for learning and a strong sense of intellectual curiosity
  • A desire to continue his or her education at the post-secondary level
  • An ability to succeed in a fast-paced, independent college learning environment
  • A deep interest in a specific subject, like math, literature, art, music, or social science
  • A mature and honest approach to problem solving

MIDDLE COLLEGE STAFF & ADMINSTRATION

On-Site Staff:

HEATHER BARCAN
408-864-8617
heather_barcan@fuhsd.org
12th Grade Advisor & 
English Instructor


TAMARA 'EMMY' EMMERT
408-864-8589
tamara_emmert@fuhsd.org
FUHSD Academic Guidance Counselor


MARY HILL
408-864-8634
mary_hill@fuhsd.org
11th Grade Advisor & 
English/Social Science Instructor


SEAN MORRISON
408-864-8956
sean_morrison@fuhsd.org
12th Grade Advisor & 
Social Science Instructor


District Office Administrators:
ALISON COY 
Coordinator of Educational Options
408-522-2275
alison_coy@fuhsd.org

LAURA GONZALES
Dean of Educational Options
408-522-2292
laura_gonzales@fuhsd.org

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