Middle College is an educational alternative for FUHSD juniors and seniors who need a different high school environment in order to achieve success -- academically, socially and/or 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 to 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; and
- A desire to continue his or her education at the post-secondary level.
Junior Year American Studies Instructor/Advisor
Senior Year Social Science Instructor/Advisor
Senior Year English Instructor/Advisor
Vanessa Goulart Agredano
Director, Educational Options
Assistant Principal, Educational Options