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    Middle College High School

    MCHS is a service school option for students who want to earn credits for a high school diploma and prepare for higher education in a small, caring environment, which includes three unique schools, located in Northgate Mall, the Seattle U campus and UW campus. Each school offers core (i.e. Math, History, Language Arts, and Science) high school academic subjects that meet district requirements to graduate.  Additionally, our Northgate site now offers an eLearning Academy where students can work towards credit retrieval, as well as, stay current with their coursework and work towards graduation. Students may do work from home but are required to come in each day from 1-3:45 pm to work on-site and receive teacher support. This has been a program where our students with extreme social anxiety have thrived.

    MCHS sites 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.​ Middle College is best suited for students who are committed to their own success but have difficulty learning in larger environments, have anxiety and depression or simply need more one-on-one support from teaching staff.

    Our vision:

    Middle College High School of Social Justice will create equitable opportunities for a successful post-secondary education by empowering students through social justice practices and transforming educational systems.  

    Our mission:

    We are a diverse community whose mission is to empower resilient and promising learners  to reach their highest potential and become critically conscious leaders of change through a transformative and liberatory education.

    Our locations:

    Logo Seattle U         Logo UW       SimonYouthLogo

    1. MCHS @ Seattle University
    2. MCHS @ University of Washington Ida B. Wells School of Social Justice
    3. MCHS Simon Youth Academy @ Northgate Mall

    Who can apply?

    In order to be eligible for referral to MCHS, students must first meet the following minimum requirements:

    1. Student has completed a minimum of 3.5 credits
    2. Student has completed one year of high school

    To be considered for Middle College, please complete our Referral Form and Statement of Understanding Contact Kattie Jones for details on the next orientation.

    Contact Us

    Office: 206-252-9900
    Fax: 206-252-9901
    Hours: 8:30 - 4:00

    Principal: Jennifer Kniseley

    Admin. Secretary:
    Kattie Jones

    401 NE Northgate Way
    Ste. 202
    Seattle, WA 98103

    Attendance/Registrar/Graduation Success Coordinator:
    Leah Moore

    Seattle University
    901 12th Ave
    Loyola Hall Rm. 104
    Seattle WA 98122

    Attendance/Graduation Success Coordinator
    Soladoye Oyelowo
    Office phone: 206-720-3078
    Fax: 206-720-3075

    Ida B. Wells School for
    Social Justice 
    at UW

    UW, Johnson Annex
    Rm. 111
    Seattle, WA 98195

    Attendance/Graduation Success Coordinator
    Phillip Page
    Office: 206-685-3476
    Fax: 206-616-3663