How are SU faculty, staff and students involved with Middle College High School?

March 25, 2014

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Middle College High School at SU

Q:   How are SU faculty, staff and students involved with Middle College High School? 

A: Middle College High School, a Seattle Public School in collaboration with Seattle University, celebrated its first anniversary in Loyola Hall this winter. 

Many SU schools and programs are partnering with Middle College High School (MCHS) to help get the students ready for college and deepen their learning experience. Here are some examples: 

- Erica Yamamura, associate professor in the College of Education, developed a college pathways workshop series for MCHS students that included various college student panels, admissions information sessions, and residence and campus life presentations and tours.

- Working with Sally Haber, associate director in the Center for Service and Community Engagement, CSCE student leader Duron Jones developed a college access course tailored to the MCHS students. The students can earn credits toward their high school diploma and prepare for post-secondary education simultaneously.

- Faculty members have developed and delivered coursework for the high school students, including Professor Margit McGuire, Associate Professor Amy Eva, Associate Professor Mark Roddy and Instructor Bethany Plett, all of the College of Education; and School of Law faculty Professor Margaret Fisher and Access to Justice Institute Assistant Director Patricia Sully, and students Colleen Pe Benito, Kate Shipman, Kendra Hansen and Tina Ho.