Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College opened in 1974, so it has been in existence for 39 years. There have been 37 graduating classes, 2014 graduates will be the 38th graduating class. Overall, 75 students have earned their AA degrees. Last year in 2013, there were two students who finished in four years and 11 in five years. The average number of credits earned is 24 credits, and the average GPA in college courses is 2.7. Middle College students are eligible to enroll in all classes at LaGuardia Community College, except for the Allied Health Programs. LaGuardia Community College is named after Fiorello H. LaGuardia, New York City’s New Deal mayor, who inspired a city of immigrants. The college’s mission is to educate and teach one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society. You can attend LaGuardia Community College for Business & Technology, Liberal Arts, Math & Science, Communication Skills, Cooperative Education, Counseling, etc. There are about 50,000 students at LaGuardia Community College, and 20,000 of these students are part-time students. The College at LaGuardia is considered “the World’s Community College,” and it reflects the diversity of the entire college community. The counselors, staff and students come from all of the different neighborhoods of New York City as well as the different countries of the world, each bringing his or her own perspective and ideas to the learning experience. To achieve these goals, LaGuardia offers a variety of support services including counseling, new student seminars, tutoring, supplemental instruction, College Liaison, library and financial aid. Classes at Middle College High School are cohort and Mixed (Waver). All students attending Middle College receive 100% free lunch (Title 1) and half or full fair metro cards, depending on the location of their dwelling.