• Students complete their core high school coursework with the MCHS faculty (certified Durham Public Schools teachers) as they transition to a schedule that consists of more DTCC courses which also are credited toward the high school diploma.


    Minimum requirements for admission to MCHS: 

    • Candidate must be at least a junior (in terms of high school credit)
    • Minimum of 2.5 unweighted GPA at time of application.
    • Candidate must be on schedule to graduate on time.
    • Candidate must have completed the following six courses: 
      • World History
      • English 1 and 2
      • Algebra 1 & Geometry OR Math 1 & 2
      • Health & PE



    Middle College High School accepts applications only from home schools approved by the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Instruction, or the equivalent out-of-state agency (for non-North Carolina applicants)


    MCHS high school course offerings include the following:




    Social Studies

    Honors English 3 and 4

    Honors Earth/Environmental,  Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry

    Honors Math 3 and 4

    Honors American History, Honors Civic Literacy, and Honors Economics & Personal Finance

    Students take DTCC courses to fulfill elective requirements OR to fulfill a high school core requirement when they do a course substitution.  For example, a student who is prepared to take calculus (as his/her last high school math requirement) may enroll in a calculus class with DTCC, provided s/he has satisfied the college course prerequisite.

    High School Electives: (Dependent upon student demand)

    Yearbook Journalism, College Success Academy, and Literacy for College Readiness


    There are exceptions to the above based on core course requirements a student has filled prior to coming to MCHS.


    Exceptional Children's Services
    MCHS is staffed with a part-time, Exceptional Children resource teacher to deliver E.C. services, ensuring that Individual Education Plans are properly followed.