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Middle College Steps to Enrollment

Middle College is a program comprised of the high schools in the South San Francisco Unified School District. Applicants must meet any and all regulations pertaining to enrollment in El Camino, South San Francisco, and Baden High Schools. YOU MUST APPLY TO MIDDLE COLLEGE FIRST, AND THEN, UPON ACCEPTANCE, APPLY TO SKYLINE COLLEGE.

STEP 1: MIDDLE COLLEGE APPLICATION

  1. Middle College Application: A student interested in the Middle College program must complete the "Online Application." Be sure to answer all parts of the application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please recognize this application is separate from the Skyline College application.
  2. Letters of Recommendation: You must have three staff members from your high school fill out these recommendation forms:
    1. Give the "Counselor Recommendation Form  " to your guidance counselor.
    2. Give the "Teacher Recommendation Form  " to a teacher familiar with your behavior, attendance, participation, and performance in a classroom setting.
    3. Give the "Assistant Principal/Dean of Students Recommendation Form  " to a staff member familiar with your behavior on campus and at school functions, usually the Assistant Principal who monitors discipline.
    4. Allow your counselor, teacher, and administrator enough time to respond to all sections of the recommendation form, and all staff members need to return the recommendation forms to your guidance counselor by the November 30, 2017 deadline. 
  3. Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form  : Your parent/guardian must respond to all sections and sign by November 30, 2017..
  4. Transcript: You must include an unofficial high school transcript in the packet and a six-week or 12-week progress report (if available); you can get an unofficial transcript from the student data analyst at your high school. This is also due by November 30, 2017.
  5. Attendance Report: You must include a high school attendance report for spring 2017 and fall 2017 semesters. Consult the school attendance staff member to receive a copy of this report. 

    The application, letters of recommendation, transcript, and attendance report must be submitted to your guidance counselor no later than November 30, 2017.

  6. Writing Example: You must submit a typed 1-2 page essay, double-spaced.
    1. Topic: Discuss a challenge you have faced in the last 4 years. How did you overcome the difficulty or what lesson did you learn from the situation? Send the essay to skylinemiddlecollege@smccd.edu or fax to (650) 738-4373 by November 30, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: All Documents must be submitted by November 30, 2017.

STEP 2: STUDENT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN INTERVIEWS

Students who successfully complete all portions of Step 1 AND pass the paper screening will be scheduled for an interview with their parents/guardians and members of the Middle College staff.  The student and parents/guardians will be asked a series of questions related to the student’s commitment to the Middle College.  Interviews take approximately 15 minutes.  Students will be notified by email if they have been accepted into the Middle College at Skyline College program.  

STEP 3: SKYLINE COLLEGE APPLICATION

Skyline College Application for Admission: Upon acceptance to the program, all Middle College students must apply for admission to Skyline College, by opening a CCC Account. *BE SURE TO CHOOSE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT ON THE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION PAGE.* Once you have completed and submitted the application online, you will receive an email confirmation from Skyline College with your Skyline College student ID number or “G-Number,” along with information about how to access your WebSMART account. If you have previously attended or are currently attending Skyline College you do not need to reapply, but you must inform us that you have a Skyline College ID number.  

STEP 4: SKYLINE COLLEGE ORIENTATION AND PLACEMENT TESTING

New students are required to complete both the new student orientation and placement testing before being cleared to register for classes. This is standard for all students new to Skyline College. 

  1. New Student Orientation is a workshop designed to provide students with the information, resources, and tools needed to be successful at Skyline College. 
    1. Orientation is available to be taken both in-person and online. To find more information, please visit the Skyline College New Student Orientation PageYou must achieve a passing score of 80% to be able to print a Certificate of Achievement. If you do not pass on your first attempt, you may repeat until you get a passing score of 80%. PLEASE PRINT OUT THE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT.
  2. Placement testing will evaluate proficiency in both English and Mathematics. Placement tests help you start college at the right level, evaluating your math, reading and writing skills to help place you into the correct courses.
    1. To schedule your Placement Testing appointment, log-in to your WebSMART account. You will need your G number to make an appointment. On the day of the exam, you must bring your G number and photo ID (i.e., California ID, CA driver’s license, or student body card), and your Certificate of Achievement. Be sure to arrive on time as the assessment center has strict start and end times for the test. You will receive a printout of your results at the end of the tests. For more information on how to schedule your appointment, please visit the Assessment Center webpage.

STEP 5: SCHEDULING OF COURSES

Once you have completed your placement testing and orientation, you must then schedule an appointment with the Middle College Academic Counselor Roseanne “Saba” Gebre to register for both high school classes and college courses. This can be completed by visiting the Counseling Division front desk located on the 2nd floor of Building 2 or by telephone at (650) 738-4318. Be sure when scheduling your appointment to mention you are a Middle College student. This will ensure you are scheduled with the Roseanne “Saba” Gebre.

For contact and additional information visit the Skyline College Counseling Division webpage.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The Middle College 2018 spring semester begins Monday, January 8, 2018.
  • For more information please call (650) 738-4225 or email skylinemiddlecollege@smccd.edu
  • ¿Necesita información en Español? Por favor llame Sindy Soto al (650) 738-4225.