The Middle College at Skyline College Program has extended the deadline to allow more students to apply for this outstanding program. For those who have wanted to apply and have not yet done so, this is an excellent opportunity to get those applications in within in the next week or so. Below is information from the website including links for applications. Please share this with all interested students.
Middle College at Skyline College
Middle College is accepting applications through July 31, 2015. For more information, contact Raymond Jones at (650) 738-4104 or email@example.com.
Middle College is an alternative education program offered by the South San Francisco Unified School District in collaboration with Skyline College 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 is located on the Skyline College campus in San Bruno.
Skyline College Middle College offers:
- An exciting, mature alternative to the traditional high school environment
- A chance to get a head start on your college degree while earning your high school diploma
- A transition to college in a flexible, supportive and academically enriched environment
- A refreshing challenge with increased individual attention
- FREE Tuition
Fall 2015 Applications
The fall 2015 application is now available. Applications for fall 2015 will be accepted March 1 – July 31, 2015. (Deadline has been extended for a limited time)
For more information contact your high school counselor. The program, will open its doors to fifty 11th grade students from El Camino High School, South San Francisco High School and Baden High School in fall 2015.
The Potential Middle College Student:
- Will be a Junior in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or above
- Is on track for graduation with a minimum 100 credits for a junior
- Talented/gifted but is not thriving in the traditional high school environment
- Desires to complete high school and begin college courses
- Demonstrates the maturity to cope with the challenges and relative freedom of a college environment
- May show a discrepancy between standardized test scores and actual grades, indicating that she/he is not working up to potential
- Has demonstrated appropriate, responsible and respectful behavior on the high school campus
- Is a resident of South San Francisco Unified School District
- Is eligible for English 828 or above based on the Skyline College English placement test
All classes are taught on the Skyline College campus. Students attend four high school classes in the afternoon, Monday through Friday, and attend college classes in either the morning, evening or weekends.
The high school courses adhere to the SSFUSD approved curriculum and satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students will take integrated courses in American Literature and United States History. Additionally, students take a study skills class, designed to ensure that students take advantage of the many instructional support services available at Skyline College and a career exploration class that culminates with a 10-year career and education plan.
For many courses, students can earn both high school credits and college units. Middle College students do not have to pay tuition for their courses if they take 11 units or less.
Career Technical Education
Career Technical Education courses prepare students for careers in current or emerging fields by attaining a certificate or associate degree. Students have the option to participate in Career Technical Education certificate programs, such as:
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Paralegal Assistant
- Solar Energy Technician
- Allied Health Science
- Computer Information Specialist
All of the services and facilities of the College are available to Middle College students. Students benefit from the following student support services:
- College Library
- Academic counseling and advising
- Career Services Center
- Transfer Center
- Tutoring in all subjects
- Computer and language labs
- Student Government, Student Clubs and Activities
- Psychological and Health Services
- Disability Resource Center
- SparkPoint Center
Expected Impact on Students
The impact on Middle College students is expected to include the following:
- 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 Career Technical Education certificate units
- Improved communication skills and media literacy
- Increased maturity, independence, and evidence of coping skills
- Work experience and exploration of career options
- Improved attendance and academic achievement
Raymond Jones, Interim Director