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 GPA at time of application.
- Candidate must be on schedule to graduate on time.
- Candidate must have completed the following courses:
- World History
- English 1
- English 2
- Alg. 1 and Geometry
- Common Core Maths 1 and 2
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:
English 3 and 4
Earth/Environmental, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry
Common Core Math 3,
Adv. Functions and Modeling
Civics/Economics, Amer. History 1,
Amer. History 2
Students take DTCC courses to fulfill elective requirements, OR to fulfill a high school core requirement when they place out of MCHS core courses. 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 placement testing requirement (see DTCC Placement Testing).
Possible Electives: (Dependent on student demand)
Yearbook Journalism, Creative Writing or Trends in Contemporary Literacy.
There are exceptions to the above however, 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.