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Middle College – For High School Juniors and Seniors

The middle college program at Mt. Hood Community College lets certain high school students from participating schools take college classes at MHCC. By doing this, you can earn college credit and also meet the requirements to graduate high school at the same time.

The Experience

As a middle college student, you're still a part of your high school but you're also a college student, either full or part-time. You can still join in your high school’s clubs, sports, dances, and your high school graduation.

To make sure you get all the credits you need to graduate high school, you'll work closely with the middle college program advisor to pick college classes that meet your high school's needs.

In the fall, winter, and spring, you'll go to real college classes with other college students and the high school services staff will help you the whole way through. Your high school will pay for your tuition, fees, and often your books up to a certain amount.

If you start the program in the fall of your junior year, you could even get an associate degree or career pathway certificate along with your high school diploma, or right after you graduate high school.

Getting Started

Interested students should speak with their high school counselor for a middle college application. Your school will look at your application, and your counselor or school leader will let you know if you're approved.

Current Partnerships

MHCC currently holds middle college partnerships with the following high schools:

  • Centennial High School
  • Corbett High School
  • David Douglas High School
  • Parkrose High School
  • Reynolds High School
  • Sandy High School
  • Springwater Trail High School

If you are a high school student and have questions about this program or don't see your high school listed here, please email [email protected] or call 503-491-7421.

If you're a counselor or someone who runs a school and you want to learn more about middle college or see how working with MHCC can help your students, please get in touch with Jessica Ruiz at [email protected] or 503-491-6980.

Take the next step with Mt. Hood Community College

Have questions about the middle college program?

Email our high school services team

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