Accessing Middle College Courses
Enrolling and Registering for Middle College Classes
Accessing Middle College
JHS - MCAS students can earn credit for college courses they take at PCC and receive high school elective credit for those classes. All classes are free to students, paid for by Portland Public Schools while the student is enrolled at JHS-MCAS. Starting with the Class of 2015, Jefferson students will be required to take at least 12 community college credits, including one onsite PCC class in order to graduate with a Middle College Diploma from Jefferson High School – Middle College for Advanced Studies.
We are only registering 11th and 12th graders for PCC classes for Fall term 2020, and will be working with sophomores this year to prepare them to take PCC classes in the future. We will be reviewing the budget as the year progresses to determine whether we will be able to offer early access to PCC this school year. If registration for sophomores does open up for Winter or Spring terms, we will notify students and families of that opportunity with time to meet the registration deadline.
Students and Families are encouraged to contact Margaret Calvert, Principal and Middle College Director; Meghan Wasiak, 11th Grade Counselor; Sharitha McKenzie, 12th Grade Counselor; or Nicole Dalton, College and Career Coordinator.
Middle College Students can use the PCC Learning Center
Jefferson Middle College Students who are enrolled in a course at PCC (and some Dual Credit courses on the Jefferson Campus) can use the Cascade Learning Center to get additional tutoring support. All you need is a PCC student ID number. See Getting a PCC ID Number for more information.