The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees gave final unanimous approval April 23 to become a partner in a new Middle College program at Skyline College. A Middle College, as an alternative school, will provide an opportunity for some District students to attend Skyline and take both high school and college courses, all taught by Skyline instructors.
As designed by Skyline officials, District students who complete the two-year college program can receive high school credits resulting in graduation as well as units in college courses leading to a Career Technical Certificate; the program also can be utilized as a pathway toward an Associate of Arts degree and automatic transfer to the state’s university system.
The plan is to start the Middle College partnership in the fall of the 2015-16 academic year; the aim would be to limit the first group of District students to 50 juniors. The program and partnership will be evaluated annually.
The District’s trustees and administration first considered, and gave tentative approval to, the relationship with Skyline earlier this year.
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