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Modesto, CA 95350
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Spartans 101: Middle College

Spartan students who participate in the Middle College Pathway earn 3 college units for each Middle College course they complete.  These classes are taken on campus at Davis High School during the regular school day and also earn the student high school credit that will help meet the 230 credits required for a high school diploma.  There is no cost to the student for the classes or the college units. 

These classes are not the same as AP or Advance Placement Courses.  They are superior in a sense as students do not need to pass an AP exam to earn the college credit, nor do students need to pay for a costly exam.  The students need only pass the class and college credit is applied through Modesto Junior College (MJC).  The MJC credits are transferable to most universities, as they would be if you took the class on the MJC campus. When combined with AP coursework in the core areas, students can graduate high school with enough college credits to have cleared a large portion of their college-level general education classes. 

Middle College Pathway Course Selection

* Classes subject to change based on MJC availability

Grade 9
  • 1st Semester – Pre-Pathway Coursework
  • 2nd Semester – Pre-Pathway Coursework
  • ​Both Semesters – Regular High School Courses
Grade 10
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMM 100)
  • Healthful Living  (HE 110)
  • 5 Additional High School Courses
Grade 11
  • Art Appreciation (ART 160)
  • Film Appriciation (ENGL 161)
  • 5 Additional High School Courses
Grade 12
  • General Psychology ((PSYCH 101)
  • Intro to Drama (ENGL 116)
  • 5 Additional High School Courses