The concept of the middle college is not new, in fact middle colleges have been around for almost 40 years! In essence, a middle college is a partnership between a school district and their local community college which provides opportunities for high school students to take college level courses while completing high school. It is early access for students who have demonstrated a readiness and willingness to learn at a higher level.
JFK Middle College High School is a public school that provides motivated students with the opportunity to take Norco College classes Tuition FREE! Students can then apply to a four-year college or university and receive credit for up to two years of their coursework or they can continue at Norco College on a transfer or certificate pathway!
While we are large compared to other middle college high schools (in fact, we are the largest in the state), we are small and intimate when compared with comprehensive high schools. Our entire staff works to instill this sense of caring and individual support with each and every student at JFK. As a result, we have a school environment where students feel supported to achieve their highest academic goals.
Having a nurturing environment is not enough, though. Students at JFK also have the ability to take as many as two years of college courses at Norco College (with whom we share a campus) and graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree. The opportunity to take college classes helps students grow both academically and socially – the expectation is that they will perform and behave like college students, and our students respond to these expectations with great success.