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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District


Foothill Middle College

--- Open House Events Canceled ---

To mitigate the chance of getting sick, we are canceling both upcoming Middle College Open House events.  Instead, we will record and post the presentation & FAQs to the site later this week.  The application deadline has also been extended to April 15, 2020.  Stay well!

A Unique High School Experience

Foothill Middle College is a nontraditional high school program serving juniors and seniors from the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Palo Alto Union School District. The Middle College program targets bright, college-bound students who may not be performing up to their full potential, or students who ready for a change from the traditional high school environment.
The program is housed on the Foothill College campus. By interacting with more mature sudents, and by taking advantage of advanced college level coursework, students with previous attendance and time management challenges often develop responsibility and a sense of self-direction when placed in a different setting. 
Middle College represents a collaborative effort between the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and Foothill College; hence, students benefit from the teaching and support services of both institutions.  Students have access to all student services provided by Foothill, including college counseling, access to the library, bookstore, health services, and the technology center. Students receive college credit for their college coursework, which may lead to advanced placement at Foothill after high school graduation.
Students enrolled in Middle College are considered to be "on leave" from their home schools and are eligible to receive a diploma from the home school, participate in home school activities and take part in graduation and other senior activities.

What the Program Offers

  • A chance to complete high school graduation requirements by taking both community college courses and high school courses on the Foothill College campus.
  • A serious and supportive learning environment where students take control of their own education.
  • A chance to explore individual interests through a broader range of course offerings.
  • The benefits of being part of the small and caring community of Middle College with access to all of the opportunities available at a large and diverse community college.

Our Students

In order to be accepted to Foothill Middle College, all students must be enrolled in one of the following high schools:
  • Henry M. Gunn High School
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Los Altos High School
  • Alta Vista High School

Middle College Teachers Will Visit High Schools Soon

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, meet the teachers and talk to current MC students.
  • Palo Alto High School - February 3, 2020 at 11:35am in the College & Career Center
  • Mountain View High School - February 4, 2020 at 12:15pm in Room 206
  • Gunn High School - February 6, 2020 at 10:05am in the College & Career Center
  • Los Altos High School - February 25, 2020 10:55am in the Cafeteria

Mandatory Meeting for All Applicants & Parents - Canceled See Message Above

Tuesday, March 10th OR Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 - 8:30pm at Foothill College in Appreciation Hall (Bldg 1500)*
Come to the meeting in Appreciation Hall (Room 5015)  to find out everything you've ever wanted to know about Middle College.  The meeting includes a presentation, student panel, question & answer period, and the opportunity to write an essay. *Please bring $3 for a daily parking permit. Park in Lot 1.

How to Apply

Students interested in attending Middle College must complete and submit the following by April 15, 2020:
NOTE: Teachers/Counselors can complete the recommendations online
This is your chance to tell us more about yourself. There are no right or wrong answers.  We’d like to hear your story.
Please contact Annett Trail ( with any questions or concerns.
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