Middle College at Las Positas College is a unique collaboration between Las Positas College, the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program, Dublin Unified School District, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, and Pleasanton Unified School District. Through this alternative high school program, students have the opportunity to obtain a rigorous high school education while concurrently earning college credits. Middle College is an innovative pathway to college and career readiness that integrates high school, college, and career training on a community college campus.
Potential Middle College students may be characterized by any of the following:
Students must be academically eligible and not credit deficient. Students must also take the LPC English and mathematics placement tests.
All Middle College students can take up to 11 college units a semester in addition to their high school courses.
Middle College students do not pay Las Positas College for the courses they take through Middle College.
Yes. Only students who have registered and attend a Dublin Unified, Livermore Valley Joint Unified, and Pleasanton Unified school district school, will be eligible to interview.
In order to effectively address student performance/needs and determine which students benefit most from the program, candidates must complete an Application for Admission. All students who have completed the 10th grade and are registered in one of the participating school districts are eligible for admission. In order to be considered for admission students should not be credit deficient.
All diplomas will be conferred by the sending high school.
Middle College graduates may attend the commencement ceremony of the home high school in the district.
Students, by law, are allowed to take no more than 11.0 college credits a semester. In practice, students need to take 6 -9 credits a semester. This may end up being two 3 credit classes or a 5 credit science or math class paired with a 1 credit P.E. or music class.
Students who wish to take on-line classes must have successfully completed a full semester of traditional classes and obtain permission from the principal and parent.
A typical 3 credit college class translates to 10 high school credits. College classes that are more than 3 credits can translate to as many as 15 high school credits.
Depending on the course work, most credits will transfer to other colleges and universities. The student should always check with the college or university they choose to attend.
Middle College follows the A-G subject requirements. Many colleges and universities are familiar with the concept of middle college programs, and some even weight the college courses taken by high school students.
We do not offer AP courses at Middle College High School. AP classes are designed to allow students to earn college credit and show themselves ready for college-level work while still in high school. The college classes students take serve both of those purposes.
The Middle College does not follow the same daily schedule as the traditional high school. Thus, each student has a different schedule based on the days and times of his/her college classes. High school classes will be daily. All students will take high school English and history.
High School classes are taught by high school teachers and only include high school students. College courses are taught by college instructors and will have college students in them.
Yes, you will be able to participate in any extracurricular activities of your home high school as long as they do not conflict with class times for the high school or college. All Middle College students may participate in clubs and student activities on campus at Las Positas College.
Upon being admitted to Middle College, you will remain until graduation, as long as you meet the academic and discipline standards.
Students will be given one-on-one support with their high school classes; they meet with Middle College staff members several times a semester to check in on their progress. Further support in academics and personal time management is provided when needed. The college support services, which include tutoring in math and writing and health and counseling services, are also available to all Middle College students.
Transportation will not be provided. Students who need a city bus pass may be provided one.