Apply to Cañada Middle College

Middle College is a program open to students from all five Sequoia Union High School District comprehensive high schools; applicants must meet criteria pertaining to enrollment at Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, Woodside and EPAA high schools. 

Who should apply to Middle College? Independent students who want to earn at least a year's worth of college credit now, a small school setting, access to challenging classes, a flexible schedule, and a supported transition to college should apply!

To see if Middle College is a good fit for you, please watch the video above then attend one of our four Q&A sessions

Please follow these six steps to apply:

Please take some time to watch this overview of the program. 

Informational Video 

We have four upcoming information meetings if you'd like to find out more:

  • Thursday, 1/27 at 6:30pm-SUHSD Birch Room
  • Tuesday, 2/1 at 6:30pm- SUHSD Birch Room
  • Thursday, 2/10 at 6:30pm-Zoom
  • Wednesday, 3/2 at 6:30pm -SUHSD Birch Room

RSVP here and receive the zoom link.

Application for fall 2022 will open in January, 2022. Students and Parents/Guardians should complete the Middle College Application together. 

Click Here to Apply

All students must complete the college application. Completing the college application will generate your college  ID G-number. You will need this ID G-number for everything at the college. A completed college application and class registration 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.

Start your application now!

All applicants must submit a 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 as a PDF attachment to Please do not mail hard copies or fax writing samples.

MC requires 3 letters of recommendation:1 Guidance Counselor Recommendation and 2 Teacher Recommendations. The teacher recommendations should preferably be from your CURRENT math and English teachers. 

Please send these forms to your counselor and teachers so they can complete your recommendations:

Guidance Counselor Recommendation 

Teacher Recommendation 

Applicants not currently enrolled in a SUHSD school must also provide the most recent copy of their high school transcript and attendance report. Please email these documents to

In order for your application to be considered on time and complete, all materials must be received by 4:00pm on 3/18/22. After the March 18th deadline, applications will be reviewed and intake interviews will be scheduled with each student and her/his parent or guardian. Middle College faculty will contact applicants to schedule the interview.