Middle College Program
What is Middle College?
The Middle College program is an alternative educational opportunity offered by the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) in collaboration with West Valley College (WVC) that provides high school students with an exciting and challenging learning environment where they can take control of their own education, complete high school graduation, and begin accumulating college credits.
The Middle College program is located on the West Valley College campus in Saratoga. This program is available to 11th and 12th-grade students.
What are the admission requirements for Middle College?
Students must have a minimum 2.8 total weighted GPA and have completed at least 110 semester units. Please note that completing these requirements does not guarantee admission in the program.
- Attend the information meeting.
- Submit a complete application by Tuesday, March 15 by 4:00 pm.
- Submit three (3) recommendations forms: 2 high school teachers and 1 from your assigned counselor.
- Submit a two paged essay and short answers responding to the prompts.
- Submit a writing sample of a recently graded analytical essay (English preferred).
- Submit the Parent(Guardian)/Student forms.
- Complete the required Proof of Residency documents.
- Participate in the interview.
- Submit a completed registration packet with all required materials including but not limited to Concurrent Enrollment form, WVC Admission's form and high school transcript.
If you have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan, complete the intake process with the Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) office.
What can students expect after completion of Middle College?
- High school graduation
- Strong connection and identification with a community of learners
- Increased motivation and engagement in project-based learning
- Accumulation of college credits and early preparation for college admission
- Accumulation of units towards an academic program (e.g, certificate, associate degree or associate degree for transfer)
- Improved communication skills and media literacy
- Increased maturity, independence and evidence of coping skills
- Exploration of career options
- For information about Middle College, please contact Erin Reyes, School Counselor for the Middle College program at [email protected].