Award Year: 2015

Middle College High School at San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA, 95207-6370

(209) 954-5790

Ms. Sherry Balian, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Lodi Unified School District

School Website

Mission

Provide a supportive and academically challenging learning environment for traditionally underserved, but strongly motivated, youths with high potential for academic and career success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 11%
  • Hispanic: 25%
  • Asian: 57%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Academic Decathlon Team prepping for competition!

Academic Decathlon Team prepping for competition!

Middle College High School at San Joaquin Delta College (MCHS at SJDC) is a collaboration between Lodi Unified School District and San Joaquin Delta College. Located on the SJDC college campus in Stockton, California, MCHS opened in the fall of 2000. Its mission is to provide a supportive, academically challenging learning environment for traditionally underserved youth. In keeping with the Middle College-Early College model, MCHS at SJDC students take at least one college course in the morning and high school courses in the afternoon, receiving both high school and college credits. Statistically, the 240+ students enrolled at MCHS complete approximately 900 college courses per semester and 75% earn a letter grade of A or B in those courses; they are outperforming the general college population. In 2008, twelve students graduated with both a high school diploma and an Associate Degree. In 2015 thirty-two students graduated with both a high school diploma and an Associate Degree, and the majority graduated with more than one AA degree. For over 4 years 80% of graduates obtained 30+ transferable college units at the end of their high school career and 70% move on to a 4-year institution. Our culture of achieving is folded into our culture of belonging. Approximately 75% of students belong to at least one high school and/or college club where students and teachers interact on an equal level, allowing the students to gain leadership skills. MCHS at SJDC exemplifies the power of a small school where students, faculty, and staff thrive.