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Middle College High School

  • Middle College High School
  • 2600 Mission Bell Drive
  • San Pablo, CA 94806
  • (510) 233-0121
  • 1989
  • Margaret Love
  • Teacher
  • (510) 215-3881

Program Description

Middle College at Contra Costa College is a highly rigorous academic program structured to provide successful, challenging, and meaningful experiences for students who need a more challenging curriculum and are at risk of not meeting their full academic potential in a traditional high school setting. MCHS is an Early College High School, which combines high school and the first two years of community college into an articulated educational sequence, which enables students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, and complete two years of rigorous college education. Students have the unique opportunity of earning credits towards completion of an Associates Degree or transferable credits in four to five years. MCHS has been on the campus of Contra Costa College since 1989 and is a collaboration between the West Contra Costa Unified School District and Contra Costa College.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 280
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Contra Costa College
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of California-Santa Cruz