• How many students attend Middle College?

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    We are once again at capacity with 140 students (70 juniors & 70 seniors). Looking ahead to the 2024-2025 school year, we are hoping to enroll approximately 70 students in the Class of 2026 cohort. In addition, we may have a few openings in our Class of 2025 cohort.

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  • Who is eligible to apply to Middle College at Las Positas College?

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    Middle College enrolls students in grades 11 and 12. The application process opens in mid-January for current 10th-grade students, as well as a limited number of 11th graders. Those interested in applying are encouraged to attend an informational event in January. 

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  • What are characteristics of a potential Middle College student?

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    The potential Middle College student... 

    • is a creative, independent learner. 
    • seeks a more mature learning environment.
    • aspires to continue post-secondary education.
    • may be a first-generation college student. 
    • has the ability to succeed in a college environment.
    • has academic potential, but may not be achieving in the traditional high school setting.
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  • How and when can students apply?

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    All sophomores who are on the diploma track receive a letter inviting them to their District’s Informational Night in January. The application process, including the online application, required recommendations, assessment process, and interviews, is thoroughly described at the Informational Nights. For more information, see our Information Night slide deck.

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  • What are the admission requirements?

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    In order to effectively address student performance/needs, and determine which students benefit most from the program, candidates must complete an application for admission. Students must be academically eligible (2.0) and not credit deficient. Students who have completed 10th grade and are registered in one of the participating school districts are eligible to apply. 

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  • Are there minimum application requirements?

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    Students must be academically eligible (2.0) and not credit deficient. 

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  • Do students take any classes at their home high schools?

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    Other than Band, most students do not take classes at their home high schools. In addition, students cannot enroll in other ROP programs.

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  • What types of classes do students take?

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    Students take high school English, Social Studies (US 11, Econ/Civics 12), and AVID with their high school cohort at LPC. The remainder of their schedule is made up of LPC college courses. Courses are selected to meet high school graduation requirements, transfer requirements and/or career exploration.

    College courses include:
    Math
    Sciences
    Business
    Fire Science
    Behavioral Science
    Social Science
    Humanities
    Art, Music, Theater, Dance
    Early Childhood
    Automotive
    Engineering
    Administration of Justice ..and more in LPC Catalog! 

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  • Who teaches the classes?

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    High School classes are taught by our three fabulous high school teachers and only include high school students. College courses are taught by college professors and will have college students in them.

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  • When students graduate from high school, how many college units will they have earned?

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    It depends. Students take between seven and eleven LPC units each semester and can earn up to 44 college units, not including summer semesters. In many cases, if students stay at LPC for one year after high school graduation, they may be able to meet transfer requirements. 

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  • What is the typical schedule of a Middle College student?

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    The Middle College does not follow the same daily schedule as the traditional high school. Thus, each student has a different schedule based on the days and times of his/her college classes. High school classes meet daily with juniors attending 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and seniors 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. All students will take high school English, US History (11th), Civics/Economics (12th), and AVID.

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  • Do students have to pay to attend Middle College?

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    Middle College students attend Middle College at no cost to the student. This includes all fees and textbooks. The only cost to the student is a parking pass ($40 per semester) if needed. 

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  • Can Middle College students join LPC clubs and activities?

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    Yes, our students are active on campus and participate in clubs and organizations from student government to various honor societies.

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  • Do we have a typical Middle College student?

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    While there is no one specific type of MCHS student, the underlying characteristic that is needed for success is a readiness for a more independent environment.

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  • Is transportation provided?

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    Transportation is not provided. Students' LPC ID is a valid WHEELS bus pass.

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  • What type of support is offered?

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    Middle College is a supportive and collaborative community. Students are supported by the Middle College staff, through the daily AVID class, and numerous campuswide supports. 
    • AVID 
    • LPC Counselors
    • College Services
    • Computer Center
    • Tutorial Center
    • Health & Wellness Center
    • Integrated Learning Center (Math Lab)
    • Reading and Writing Resources (RAW)
    • Online Tutoring
    • Library
    • Smartshop Series  Workshops

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  • If I start the program as a junior, will I have to reapply for my senior year?

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    Upon being admitted to Middle College, you will remain until graduation, as long as you meet the academic and discipline standards.

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  • Can Middle College students participate in sports, clubs, and activities at their home high schools?

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    Yes, in fact, we have numerous students involved in clubs, sports, and activities at all three Districts. Students are welcome to attend activities such as prom, homecoming, and graduation ceremonies at their home schools.

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  • Can students apply if they have a 504 or IEP?

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    Yes. Should a student be offered enrollment in the program, they will need to meet with home school staff to determine if an appropriate placement for the student. 

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  • Do you offer AP classes in the high school?

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    We do not offer AP courses at Middle College High School. AP classes are designed to allow students to earn college credit and show themselves ready for college-level work while still in high school. The college classes students take serve both of those purposes.

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  • Will Middle College impact my chances of getting into a four-year university?

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    Middle College follows the A-G subject requirements. Many colleges and universities are familiar with the concept of middle college programs, and some even weight the college courses taken by high school students.

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  • Will my credits transfer to another college?

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    Depending on the course work, most credits will transfer to other colleges and universities. The student should always check with the college or university they choose to attend.

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  • How will the credit from the college classes be counted in the high school?

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    A typical 3 credit college class translates to 10 high school credits.  College classes that are more than 3 credits can translate to as many as 15 high school credits.

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  • May I take on-line classes?

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    Students who wish to take on-line classes must obtain permission from the Middle College administrator.

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  • How many college classes can a student take?

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    Students, by law, are allowed to take no more than 11.0 college credits a semester. In practice, students need to take 6 -9 credits a semester. 

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  • Will I have a graduation ceremony?

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    Middle College hosts a wonderful celebration ceremony for Middle College graduates. Middle College graduates may also attend the commencement ceremony of their home high school.

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  • What high school will be listed on my diploma?

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    All diplomas will be conferred by the sending high school.

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  • Do students need to reside within participating school district boundaries?

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    Yes. Only students who have registered and attend a Dublin Unified, Livermore Valley Joint Unified, and Pleasanton Unified School District school, will be eligible to interview.

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  • How many classes do Middle College students take?

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    All Middle College students can take up to 11 college units a semester in addition to their three high school courses. 

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  • What happens after high school graduation?

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    While the majority of our students continue at Las Positas College to complete their transfer to a four-year college or university, many apply directly to UC, CSU, private, and out of state colleges and universities. 

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