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Middle College is a program of all four Sequoia Union High School District comprehensive high schools; applicants must meet any and all regulations pertaining to enrollment in Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside High Schools.

Applications for Fall 2018 will be accepted from January 1st to March 23rd, 2018.

We will begin taking applications for Fall 2017 in January 2017.

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All students must complete the college application. Completing the college application will generate your college ID number. You will need this ID number for everything at the college. A completed college application will also generate a college email address. This is how you will receive all your college correspondence. When you fill out the college application, it's important to remember to choose concurrent enrollment on the enrollment information page.


How to fill out the college application.

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All prospective students must take the college placement exam for English, reading and math. Applicants must take the placement exams before the Middle College application deadline. Your placement will determine the college classes you may take. The exam is computerized and self-paced and could take 1.5 to 3.5 hours. You will need your college ID number to make an appointment. On the day of the exam, you must bring your college ID number and photo ID.

NOTE: school ID on mobile phone is not acceptable.

Please arrive ten minutes early to register. You will receive a printout of your results at the end of the exam. Please save these results.  

Practice questions can be found at:

ACCU PLACER sample questions and https://www.aleks.com/free_trial/

Placement test dates: March 21, 2018 administered at 4 pm and March 24, 2018 administered at 9am and 1pm. Appointments can only be scheduled through the Assessment Test office at (650) 306-3452.

All applicants must submit a typed 1-2 page essay, double spaced. Please submit a typed 1-2 page double spaced writing sample. The purpose of this exercise is two-fold: to provide a writing sample so we can see your skill level, and to get to know you better.

Topic: Successful Middle College students are independent, motivated, hard workers. They don’t give up when confronted with difficulties, they ask for help when needed, and they manage their time well.

Prompt: Describe a time when you have shown resilience, persistence, maturity, and self-direction.

Send the essay to canadamiddlecollege@smccd.edu or fax to 650-306-3128. Be sure the applicant's name is on the essay.

Recommendation forms should be given to two teachers and your guidance counselor.

Guidance Counselor Recommendation Printable form
Teacher Recommendation Printable form

Applicants not currently enrolled in a SUHSD school must also provide the most recent copy of their high school transcript and attendance report. Please fax these documents to 650-306-3128 or email to canadamiddlecollege@smccd.edu.

Once all components are complete, intake interviews will be scheduled with each student and her/his parent or guardian. Middle College faculty will contact applicants to schedule the interview.

Middle College is a program of all four Sequoia Union High School District comprehensive high schools; applicants must meet any and all regulations pertaining to enrollment in Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside High Schools.