Ukiah High School (UHS) and Mendocino College are teaming up to create the UHS Middle College Program (MCP), beginning with the 2018-19 school year. Since the 1980s, many California school districts have offered middle college programs with impressive results. Now, with the support of Mendocino College, Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD) will do the same.
For the 2018-19 school year, the Middle College Program will accept a limited number of high school sophomores who will attend all their classes on the Mendocino College campus, taking core classes with their high school classmates to pursue their diplomas, as well as taking college courses to earn college credits. As the first cohort of sophomores goes through the program, the program will eventually include sophomores, juniors and seniors.
UUSD Superintendent Debra Kubin explained, “Traditional high school is not an ideal fit for all students. Some students have tremendous potential but, through no fault of their own, are less likely to attend college. We’d like to offer these students a learning environment that supports their specific needs.”
The program is designed for students who are the first in their families to attend college, who belong to groups who are underrepresented on university campuses, or who would prefer a small classroom environment.
To learn more, attend an upcoming parent meeting on December 12 at 6:00 pm at Ukiah High School. For details, contact Yareli Macias at 472-5750 or email@example.com.