Middle College High School (MCHS)

Middle College High School (MCHS) was developed at LaGuardia Community College in New York City in 1974 designed to proactively address the large number of students that were dropping out of high schools.  The unique collaborative model of a high school located on and integrated into the community college environment was developed to lower high school dropout rates among what were termed high-ability, at-risk youth.  This program enables students to obtain a quality high school education while concurrently receiving direct and invaluable access to college courses and services.  The two initial CA community college sites were founded in 1988 at Los Angeles Southwest and Contra Costa colleges.

    RFA # 20-001 Awards

    Resources and Tools

    For Division website assistance, contact David Garcia at dgarcia@cccco.edu

    Contact Information

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    Grant Tips

    • Academic Affairs Grant Budget Tips [pdf]
    • Academic Affairs Grant Checklist Form [pdf]

    Notes and News

    • Notification of Intent to Award (MCHS) RFA 17-035 [pdf] or [Word]

    Participating Colleges 2017