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Principal's Message

Welcome Wolverines to 2023-2024, 

Together, our MCHS school family is “Continuing the Adventure!” We’re looking forward to stretching our scholars' four-year college readiness, industry-preparedness, social-emotional life-long learning skills, leadership, and personal ownership of their learning.  Each Wolverine will daily develop the knowledge and skills needed to navigate college, career, and life goals.  Vision, resilience, hard work, and commitment will lead each scholar to go well beyond what they thought was even possible. Over time, not overnight, their learning and efforts will produce remarkable and inspiring growth and outcomes that will become part of each student's personal and impactful story.

In 2022-2023, some school-wide accomplishments included

  • 100% Graduation

  • 100% A-G completion

  • 48% of graduates earned an AA degree 

  • 62% earned IGETC certification

  • 83% of graduates earned a Golden State Seal of Merit Diploma certification

  • 58% of scholars graduated with a Seal of Biliteracy designation

  • 50+ college credits were earned per graduate

  • The graduating class averaged a 4.20 GPA

  • 100% of graduates were accepted to four-year colleges 

  • Graduates earned $600,000+ in scholarships including full funding to colleges including John Hopkins University

  • Parents continued as our key influencers and partners in expanded learning and exceptional scholar success.

For 2023-2024, we will “continue the adventure” by

  • Expanding SEL and college supports 

  • Year 2 of  Mock Trial with nearly our entire team returning with amazing talent

  • CAPS/Expanded Learning Before/After School Programs (Orchestra, Flag Football, Art, Golf, Field Trips, etc.)

  • Development of our new Digital Media Pathway (DMA)

  • College Field Trips (i.e. two-day San Diego)

  • Increasing students' real-world experience through internships, and

  • Engaging Parent Voice and partnerships in everything we do.

We’re excited to begin this year’s journey. Welcome Wolverine Family to the 23-24 Year!  Together we look forward to a great and exciting adventure in learning.


James J. Espinoza

Principal, Middle College High School, SBCUSD w/SBVC, 11 years

Educator 34 years in an urban environment

California Coalition of Early and Middle Colleges - Board President

CCEMC Dual Enrollment Consultant/Coach

Reform leader in closing the college-going/college completion gap for previously underserved, underrepresented populations with a focus on dual enrollment as an equity tool.