Frequently Asked Questions
Middle College High Schools are secondary schools that are authorized to grant high school diplomas in their own name, located on college campuses across the nation. Middle College High Schools are small, with usually 100 or fewer students per grade, and they provide a rigorous academic curriculum within a supportive and nurturing environment to a student population that has been historically underserved and underrepresented in college. While at the Middle College High School, students have the opportunity to take some college courses at no cost to themselves.
Early College High Schools are schools that share all the characteristics of Middle Colleges High Schools—location on a college campus, strong academic program, supportive environment—and are designed to serve the same target populations also at no cost to the students. But Early College High Schools also have a defined and structured program that enables high school students to earn both their high school diploma and their associate degree in four to five years.