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Middle College High School: Just the Facts!

What is Middle College High School?

Middle College is an alternative high school, administered by the Seattle Public School District. It is open to all high school students, 16 and older, who are looking for an educational option to prepare for college and complete their high school graduation requirements in a small school setting?

The first Middle College High School opened in New York in the 1970s. Seattle Central Community College, led by SU College of Education alumnae Dr. Julie Hungar, opened the first MCHS site in Seattle in 1991 (it has been housed at Northgate Mall for the past 11 years). South Seattle Community College now known as High Point opened a MCHS site in 1996 (housed at High Point Center Neighborhood House), and the University of Washington followed in 1998. In 2001, the American Indian Heritage Program joined Middle College High School (located at Wilson Pacific Center). www.mchslic.com.
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iddle College High School includes four unique schools. Each  offers core (i.e. Math, History, Language Arts, and Science) high school academic subjects that meet district requirements to graduate.  Middle College High Schools share a common mission to encourage the development of community, personal responsibility and active learning. Students attend daily classes in a small, personal environment where each student receives individual help and instruction from the friendly teaching and support staff. Each Middle College High School site envisions its graduates performing with college level proficiency in writing and mathematics.

 

Can Middle College High School students receive college credit?

 Students in MCHS have the option of taking community college, college-level courses free of charge through Running Start. These courses can transfer as credit to any institution of higher learning.

The unique opportunity Middle College High School allows a student.
 
Having upper-level high school students on campus provides unique learning opportunities for colleges and departments across campus. There are opportunities for research and bridging theory and practice, allowing students to apply learning immediately to a classroom of high school students.
 
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