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 360 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 and 2019 MCHS was named a California Distinguished School and in 2008 and 2015 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.