High School Programs
Contra Costa College has two high schools on its campus: Middle College High School and Gateway to College.
Gateway to College
Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16-20 who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. The program enables them to complete their high school diploma requirements while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certificate.
Students are placed into small learning communities during their first semester(s), and together they take classes in reading, writing, math, and college skills. Upon completion of the “Foundation” courses, students transition and begin taking classes with the general student population–all classes are conducted on the Contra Costa College campus. Throughout their enrollment in the program, students receive one-on-one advising and support from Resource Specialists, who act as mentors and advisors. The wrap-around support of the Resource Specialists keeps students on the right track for success.
Students graduate from Gateway to College once they have completed their high school diploma requirements.
Contra Costa College is one of 43 community and technical colleges across the country currently offering the Gateway to College program.
Middle College High School
Middle College High School at Contra Costa College is an Early College High School program. Our mission is to provide, in collaboration with Contra Costa College (CCC), a nurturing and academically challenging environment for students at risk of not meeting their potential in a traditional high school environment. We are designed to give students with high potential a special opportunity to gain a range of skills that will provide motivation and support for their lifelong personal, academic, and social growth. Students meet many of their high school requirements through rigorous college level courses. Our staff is dedicated to continually work to maintain and enhance the school as a challenging, stimulating, caring, and supportive place with high expectations for students who are college bound.
Middle College students earn a high school diploma while working towards the completion of an Associate Degree or 60 transferable credits in four to five years.