Welcome to Middle College High School!!!
On behalf of the staff of Middle College High School, I am pleased to extend a heartfelt welcome to MCHS students for the 2012-2013 school year. I am very pleased and honored to be the principal of such an exceptional school and students.
During the 2011-2012 school year, our school continued its commitment to academic excellence and support for our students in their high school and college studies. In 2011, Middle College earned a Gold medal and was ranked 2nd out of all county high schools by the OC Register! We also were named a Title I Academic Achievement Award winner! 100% of our 10th, 11th and 12th graders passed the CAHSEE on the first try! Our senior class reached new heights by their achievement in completion of college coursework. Thirty one seniors graduating in the class of 2012 earned the high school diploma and an Associates degree from Santa Ana College.
The recognition our school received is due not only to teachers' and counselors' dedication to student success, but most importantly to high student and parent dedication and engagement in education. MCHS students are dedicated young people who are willing to put forth the extra effort to study, attend all classes, and apply knowledge in their high school and college coursework.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please feel free to call to visit our school and meet our students.
Claudia Flint, Principal
History of Name
Middle College High School (MCHS) is a Santa Ana Unified School District school, located at Santa Ana College. A collaborative venture between the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) and Santa Ana College(SAC), opened its doors in 1997 with approximately 80 sophomores and a staff consisting of four teachers, a high school counselor, a principal and two classified employees. In 2000
Our students are very active in the governance of our school and in the programs of the college. They participate in a range of MCHS and SAC clubs and activities. Service learning, community volunteerism and leadership activities reinforce our students' abilities to apply academic skills and concepts in life experiences. Student activities include ASB, school dances, lunch time activities, and class competitions to bring our students together in a fun and positive manner.
Parents play a significant role in our success. Parent leaders participate in School Site Council and the PTA in an effort to work with MCHS staff to provide community resources for their children. Monthly parent meetings are well attended and focus on student support and college information themes. The meetings inform and engage parents in their child's educational plan.
Since the implementation of our focus on standards based instruction and assessment, the MCHS Academic Performance Index (API) has improved from 728 in 2003 to 850 in 2009, a gain of 122 points. In addition, we have celebrated a 100% pass rate on the California High School Exit Exam for the past three school years. This data demonstrates that our efforts are closing the achievement gap for our students to provide access to higher level learning in high school and college. MCHS has increased graduation rates, provided support to our students for them to persist in rigorous high school and college courses, and instilled in them a commitment to earn a college degree.
The Middle College High School community at Santa Ana College is proud of our academic accomplishments. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Middle College High School was recognized as a National Title I Achievement School by the California Department of Education (CDE). Only two schools in California received this honor. We have also been recognized as a 2009 California Distinguished School, and a 2009 National Blue Ribbon School for our work in closing the achievement gap. In 2008 and 2009, U.S. World and News Report listed Middle College High School as a Silver and Bronze Medal winner, one of the top schools in the country.
Date Built and/or Occupied
Famous People Who Have Attended
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Distinguished School Ceremony in Irvine
7:55 AM AM Day 1, 2, 3, 4
6:00 PM SAC Graduation
8:00 AM Holiday - Memorial Day
7:55 AM AM Day 1, 2, 3, 4