Middle College Updates

Alison's Advisory

Spring Semester

We are excited to be back for a new semester. The first week of Middle College was great and we are off and running! Many of our students exceeded our expectations for the fall semester and we are feeling very proud :) Many seniors are getting their acceptances to colleges and seeing the fruits of their labor, which is always exciting.

Spring Course Reminders


  • On Tuesday, Jan. 19 we will hold MC classes from 12:30-3:05
  • Wednesday is the first day of college classes -- be prepared for lines in the bookstore and crowded parking lots
  • Spring Cañada schedules are available in WebSmart, as are fall final grades. Make sure to go to "class schedule summary" to see rooms, days, and times of classes. If you are waitlisted for any classes, you must go to the class and get an add code from the professor as soon as possible. Bring the add codes to me.
  • The last day to add/drop college classes is Feb. 2.

Senior Reminders

  • If you changed your schedule for spring or received any Ds or Fs in your fall classes, you must contact the colleges you applied to or were accepted to, to let them know. They do not like to be surprised by those changes. When they check final transcripts, they have the right to rescind their offers if they see inconsistencies. If you applied to UC, check out these reminders on what to do after you hit submit.
  • Seniors should be completing (if you haven't already) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (see also FAFSA Information below.)

    The deadline for completing is March 2, but completing it sooner is better than later as some schools are "first-come, first-served."

    Also check out the Cash for College Workshop.

Significant Spring Dates and Holidays


Jan. 19 MC classes from 12:30-3:05

Jan. 20 college classes begin

Feb. 2 Last day to ADD/DROP a semester length course

Feb.12, 15 Presidents Holiday

March 3, 4 Staff Days (No MC or college classes)

March 28-April 1 Spring Break

May 23-27 FINALS

May 26 MC recognition celebration 3pm Cañada Theater

Please Help Spread the Word

Our recruiting for fall 2016 is underway. We have found that our best method of recruiting is word of mouth -- students and parents telling other students and parents about Middle College. Our first information meeting is this Thursday, 1/21. The meeting is at 6:30pm at the SUHSD Board Room, located at 480 James Ave. in Redwood City. If you know of any sophomores who might be interested in MC, please send them the flyer linked below or let them know about our upcoming information meetings.

Thank you!

Career Speakers

Last year we had a wide variety of parents, friends, and community members come to speak on small (2-4 person) panels. Students chose an area of interest, and speakers spoke to groups of about 30 students on Wednesdays between 12:30-1:30. We would love to hear from you if you would like to be a speaker or know someone who might. We have a lot of students who are interested in fields that have an art component. We also have high interest in fields related to politics and social issues. That said, all fields welcome! Please contact me if you are interested.

Please pass on any names, job titles and contact info!!!

If you have already volunteered, please let me know what Wednesdays in March work best for you!

Thank you SO much!