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San Bernardino schools receive recognition for positive learning environments

Middle College HS wins California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Award

The California Department of Education has awarded Middle College High School in the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) a California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Award.

The California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Award program was launched in the 2022-23 school year to honor middle college high schools, early college high schools and alternative education schools that offer exceptional programs that allow high school students to be concurrently enrolled in both high school and college courses.

Schools must demonstrate equity, strong college partnerships, positive student outcomes based on available data, as well as other factors. Once recognized as a California Exemplary Dual Enrollment Awardee, that school will hold the title for two years.

Middle College is one of nine schools statewide and the only one in the Inland Empire to earn the award in 2024.

According to SBCUSD Middle College has several accomplishments to be proud of from the 2022-23 school year including:

  • 100 percent graduation rate
  • 100 percent completion rate for A–G courses, which are required for students to qualify for UC admission
  • 100 percent of graduates were accepted to a four-year college or university
  • 48 percent of graduates also earned an associate’s degree at the same time as their high school diploma

Since opening in 2001, Middle College has offered SBCUSD high school students a chance to take both high school and community college courses at the same time, with the potential to earn an associate’s degree by the time they graduate high school. Unlike SBCUSD’s comprehensive high schools, MCHS does not have traditional attendance boundaries. Students apply to attend the high school, which is located right next to San Bernardino Valley College. Although any SBCUSD student may apply, MCHS targets students who would be the first in their family to attend college, have good attendance and who show high academic potential that they are not currently meeting.

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