Middle College High School, a collaboration between Lodi Unified School District and San Joaquin Delta College, is located on the Delta campus and is part of the Lodi Unified School District. The High School opened Fall 2000. Target enrollment is 240 students in grades nine through twelve. The school is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools. In 2007 & 2011 MCHS was named a California Distinguished School and 2008 was named a National Blue Ribbon School.
The mission of Middle College High School is to provide a supportive, academically challenging environment for high ability underachieving youth, or youth with circumstances that would hinder their academic performance at a traditional high school. MCHS enables students to experience a high quality college preparatory high school education with direct access to college. College opportunities foster development of independence and success in academic and career pursuits.
Middle College High School provides students with a unique opportunity to develop skills that will provide motivation and support for lifelong personal, academic and social growth. Lodi Unified School District and San Joaquin Delta College are committed to making Middle College High School a stimulating and supportive place where students may explore a wide variety of academic disciplines and interests. Students will be strongly encouraged to identify and use their talents and to take advantage of the strengths of high school and college faculty, staff and community resources.
Students Encouraged to Participate
The student population of Middle College High School (MCHS) reflects and values the ethnic diversity of the Lodi Unified School District (LUSD). Factors considered in determining student eligibility follow.
Student demonstrates academic potential:
• Average or above test scores in reading, language, and math
• 2.5-3.5 middle school GPA or high school GPA 2.0, or above.
• College potential with support
• Desire and commitment to making education a priority
• Ability to make mature choices and succeed in an innovative high school program on a college campus.
Students meeting one or more of the following are targeted and strongly encouraged to apply:
• First in family to attend college
• Historically underserved in 4-year colleges
• Low income
• Special circumstances including but not limited to at risk of not performing to potential in a large high school setting.
EMPLOYEE UPDATE - Employees who are scheduled to work on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 should report to work tomorrow. A separate message will be sent to Middle College High School staff due to their differing schedule.
As a reminder, the Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00PM at the JAESC. Schools will reopen for regularly scheduled classes on Monday, November 26, 2018, unless otherwise noted.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
School and District Closure
UPDATE - IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Due to continuing unhealthy air quality conditions, we have made the decision to close all LodiUSD Schools and District offices on Monday, November 19, 2018 and Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to minimize exposure to poor air quality. The Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 is being rescheduled to Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the District Office.
As information becomes available, we will alert all LUSD staff and parents via email and phone messages and it will be posted on our District website and social media sites.