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Thank you for your interest in Middle College High School. 
We are no longer taking applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

9th Grade MCHS Lottery for the 2022-2023 School Year
 April 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Click here to see MCHS Lottery

FEBRUARY 18, 2022
 4:00 PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022

MCHS Program Information Presentation Video:
If you would like to learn more about the program, please view the recorded information video presentation by clicking on the link below. 

English Session- Click Here to View Recorded Presentation

Sesión en Español: Haga clic aquí para ver la presentación grabada

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If you have questions or need assistance in completing the application, please call us at 909-888-4041. Click on the video below to see a tutorial on how to fill out the application

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Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud, llámenos al 909-888-4041. Haga clic en el video siguiente para instrucciones de como llenar la solicitud.

Boundaries: Students must live within the San Bernardino City Unified School District boundaries to attend MCHS.

Beginning the Application Process
Current 8th and 9th-grade students within the boundaries of the SBCUSD must submit an application to be considered for MCHS enrollment in February.

We target High Potential (80%), first-generation college scholars currently in 8th grade based upon their fall semester grades and previous state test scores.   This  target population is the focus of most Middle College programs nationally.  In contrast,  Early College programs primarily enroll advanced students.

Application screening:

  • Test Scores: Minimum score of 2 in ELA and 3 in Math on the most current California-adopted standardized test or equivalent
  • GPA: Minimum of 1.89 GPA Non-Weighted (High Acad. Potential) / Min. of 3.5 GPA Non-Weighted (Adv. Achievement)
  • Attendance: Minimum of 92% for the current and previous year; days enrolled considered
  • Discipline: No more than one suspension and history of referrals other than “Defiance and Disruption”.

    High Potential/High Achieving Student Ratio:

  • To meet the MCHS national standard and program goals
    • 80% of students accepted meet all screening criteria listed with a GPA range from 1.89 to 3.49 (High Academic Potential)
    • 20% of students accepted meet all screening criteria listed with a GPA of 3.50 and above (Advanced Achievement)

Application process overview:

● Completed applications are due to MCHS using by 4:00 PM on or before March 17, 2022.
● Applications are screened for qualification criteria in March
● We will accept 60 new 9th grade students (48 High Potential students and 12 High Achieving students)
We will accept 15 new 10th grade students (12 High Potential students and 3 High Achieving students)
● The selective lottery is the final stage of the process to determine invites to MCHS for 9th and 10th grade students
● Accepted students are required to attend summer school P.E. (tentatively scheduled for June 6- June 23, 2022) and Summer Bridge New Student Orientation the week before the school year officially starts.
● Parents are also required to attend the New Parent Orientation during New Student Orientation

Please note: MCHS is NOT a charter school, nor a credit recovery program, and we do not graduate students early.

MCHS Learning Model:
 Middle College High School offers scholars who are academically of High Potential (80% of newly enrolled students) or High Achievement (20% of new students) an opportunity for an early college experience and college credits by providing HIGH SCHOOL HONORS LEVEL COURSEWORK WITH SBVC COLLEGE CLASSES in a challenging, supportive, and motivating environment. All MCHS scholars who complete the program will have earned significant college and IGETC credit and some MCHS scholars will earn their AA Degree upon high school graduation.

10th-12th MCHS Dual Enrollment: Scholars are concurrently enrolled in high school and college coursework. The high school part of the MCHS day is from morning through noon at our MCHS site. College courses are scheduled before or after the regular high school day and are taken at San Bernardino Valley College. MCHS scholars take some of their A-G required classes through SBVC (i.e., LOTE: 2-year Language Other Than English requirement). Each semester, MCHS scholars have a requirement to take no less than 2 college classes, 4 units minimum, in addition to their full academic high school course-load.

9th Grade Program: Scholars enter MCHS in the 9th grade following a successful application and acceptance process. Once students have been accepted to MCHS for 9th grade, they remain MCHS students through 12th grade provided they meet all high school and college MCHS Program Contract requirements. The goals for our freshman year are:
1. Successful transition to high school honors level coursework demands and rigor;
2. Preparation for success in college classes at SBVC.

SBVC/SBCUSD Requirements:  Students attending SBVC and MCHS must maintain good academic standing in both systems to remain at MCHS.  Either the college or high school may exit a student for not meeting academic, attendance or behavior requirements at any time.  Any student exited from SBVC is exited from MCHS and vice versa.  Both high school and college require students on probation to attend tutoring.  Both the college and high school support a counselor(s) dedicated to helping MCHS students.  Tutoring is available daily at MCHS.  College tutoring is available through the SBVC Student Success Center in most content areas. 



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