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    Now Enrolling for the 2020-21 School Year!
    Posted on 01/11/2021
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    Middle College Enrollment Information

    Now Enrolling for the 2021-22 School Year - Application Deadline for SEC is March 12th!

    View our virtual open house here:

    Inviting you to Middle College High School's Open House on either January 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m., or February 2, 6-7pm. Please email with any questions.

    MCHS is a small cohort-based community of learners. Our program starts with 9th and 10th graders attending one of our small sites located on either the UW or SU campuses. Our students receive honors level education while preparing to attend full-time, enhanced Running Start in 11th and 12th grade.

    What we offer:

    • Small class sizes approximately 1 teacher: 20 students
    • Deep exploration into content areas
    • Social justice/ethnic studies embedded into the program
    • On Campus Support in college classes
    • Running Start in 11/12th grade
    • Access to university amenities while on campus
    • All students should graduate with college credits and potentially an AA degree!

    Middle College High School offers 2 programs:

    • MCHS at John Marshall, which serves 10-12th Graders. *All grades open for 2020/2021 Enrollment*
    • Seattle Early College (SEC), located at our UW and SU sites, currently serves 9th and 10th Graders only. *Please note that our 10th Grade program is currently full at SU site and has three open spots for UW site* 

    Please read below for program descriptions and enrollment information.

    MCHS at John Marshall (10-12th grades)

    *Enrolling now for the 2021-2022 School Year!*

    Please note that our Northgate program has moved to an interim site for 3 years, while the mall is renovated. We are located in the John Marshall Building for the 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-22 school years.

    About Northgate program:

    Middle College High School’s Northgate is temporary housed at the John Marshall building in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. This is an option high school for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. Ninth grade students are currently unable to enroll at NG. Northgate is a small school program focused on pathways to high school completion for 10-12 grade students for whom the traditional large school environment is not working, but the goal is all students will attend Running Start classes in 11th or 12th grades (at the pace they see fit and with support). The goal of Middle College is to be college and career ready and provide access to college level classes with support. 

    Located at John Marshall in Ravenna for the  2021-22 school year, this program is specifically designed for 10-12th graders who are looking for a small, supportive learning environment. Typically, our students benefit from small class sizes and more support from teachers. Our classes are a blend of group learning, as well as online learning, but students are expected to follow a regular school schedule


    In order to be eligible for referral to MCHS, 10-12th grade students must first meet the following credit minimum requirements AND be currently enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.

    • 10th grade - 5 credits
    • 11th grade - 10 credits
    • 12th grade - 14 credits

    Referral Process:

    1. Send in your completed Referral Form, transcripts, discipline records and IEP/504, if applicable, to
    2. Attend an Orientation. The orientation includes an overview of our program, student interview with staff, written prompt.

    New Student Orientation dates:

    • TBD (due to COVID-19 closures, please contact us for more information about enrolling)
    • All orientations are held at the John Marshall Site: 520 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98115 - Room 313
    • *Please read through enrollment instructions before attending*

    MCHS - Seattle Early College Program (SEC) at UW and SU

    *Currently accepting 9th grade applications for 2021-2022* Application Deadline: March 12th


    Our University of Washington and Seattle University sites each enroll 20 students at the beginning of the academic school year. These 9th graders will spend their 9th and 10th grade years earning high school credits on a college campus. In their 11th and 12th grade years, students will enroll in the Running Start program through one of three Seattle Colleges where they begin earning both high school and college credits. Students who work diligently in the Running Start program may graduate high school with an Associate's Degree.

    9th Grade Cohort Info Contacts:


    To attend Seattle Early College for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, current SPS students can contact us for more information. All applicants must fill out an Entrance Form, available on-site at either location.

    New students to the district must first enroll in SPS by completing the online registration application.