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

Click on any form below to download - forms have been updated as of January 17, 2018:


Information about the Middle College Program:  MC brochure 2017-18(1).pdf


An explanation about the Middle College 2017-18 Application Process: Application Process handout for 18-19.pdf


The Middle College 2017-18 Application: CLICK HERE 2017-2018 Middle College Application Open with your FUHSD email account, not a personal Gmail account and in CHROME or FIREFOX


Middle College TEACHER/STAFF Evaluation - Google doc - CLICK HERE Must be opened in CHROME or FIREFOX to be able to submit and use FUHSD login, not a personal Gmail account.

Questions to be answered at the January student-only presentations and the February 8th student & parent/guardian night presentation at De Anza College.

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.



1) Establish RESIDENCY in FUHSD (details on FUHSD website)

2) Review the most recent MIDDLE COLLEGE brochure (downloadable on the left)

3) Attend STUDENT-ONLY presentation at FUHSD sites (listed below)

4) Complete the online APPLICATION (located on the left)

5) Review the APPLICATION PROCESS SHEET (downloadable on the left)

Remaining steps are on the APPLICATION PROCESS SHEET 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes can Middle College students take?

All Middle College students must successfully complete the Middle College regular high school level (non-Honors, non-AP) English and Social Studies courses regardless of previously earned graduation credit in these subjects and at least (2) academic, three-unit De Anza classes each quarter. Middle College students cannot take more than 16 De Anza units every quarter; in their first quarter, new 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 De Anza College books exceeding $65 each quarter. Students desiring to take more than 11.5 De Anza units in a quarter must have their Middle College advisor's written approval, pay per-unit fees (currently $31 per unit but subject to increase at any time), and any additional costs for ALL registered college units.

Are there any minimum application requirements?

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

If I am accepted, what are the pre-registration requirements I will need to complete in May 2018?

In order to receive a priority registration date for the Fall 2018 quarter, all Middle College students must complete these (4) De Anza College requirements: Orientation, Educational Plan, Fall 2018 application, and the De Anza English and Math placement tests.  Except for the placement tests, the other (3) requirements will be completed in the weekly afterschool meetings throughout May. Accepted students will be encouraged to take the placement tests once the FUHSD school year is done--June 1-15, 2018. 

Do students need to be US citizens or California residents?

No. Students must reside within the FUHSD boundaries at all times.  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 use the following link for more information: De Anza Admissions

Do students have to live within the Fremont Union High School District?

Yes. Only FUHSD students who have registered for school with the district and established their residency will be eligible to interview – please use the following link for more information: FUHSD Enrollment

If I will be a senior, may I invoke "senior privilege" to be in Middle College, but not live within the Fremont Union High School District?

No. There is not any "senior privilege" allowed for Middle College.

Can Middle College students graduate high school early?

No. Only FUHSD 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 Timeline

2018-2019 Applicant Info & Important Dates


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


MANDATORY student & parent/guardian informational meeting is 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 & paper 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.


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


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


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


Pre-Registration Group Meeting June 1 at De Anza College

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

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


First day of Middle College - September 13, 2018

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 “typical” Middle College student, successful Middle College students tend to possess most 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 willingness to contribute and be an active participant in the Middle College community
  • 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
  • A desire to continue his or her education at the post-secondary level


On-Site Staff:


11th Grade Advisor English/Social Science Instructor

FUHSD Academic Guidance Counselor


12th Grade Advisor & 
English Instructor

12th Grade Advisor & 
Social Science Instructor

District Office Administrators:
Directorof Educational Options

Dean of Educational Options

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