Feedback on Middle College at Foothill Schools & Kids, posted by Paly Parent, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:15 am
My daughter has expressed an interest in Middle College at Foothill. The positives are the ability to take Foothill college courses in addition to the English and History taught at Middle College. I'd like to know if most students who wish to attend get in. Unfortunately, I have also heard that the Middle College students like to smoke pot, etc. during their breaks at school. I would love feedback from students or parents of students who have attended Middle College.
Posted by Elena, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm
My daughter attended Middle College while a student at Paly. It was a great experience, academically, but there were two big problems.
The first was that the units she earned at the Middle College were good only at Foothill. She went to a college out of state that would. It accept the units, although Foothill had assured us that they would. From that aspect, it was a waste. However, it did giver her a taste of what to expect in college.
The other, and this upset me more than her, was that she was not allowed by Paly to "walk with her friends" at the graduation ceremony! Instead she had to watch it from the bleachers!
Keep these two things in mind, as well as : if your child cannot drive, and has to take public transportation, there are some creepy people who ride the bus. My daughter was stalked by a fellow bus rider for six months. He followed her around the Foothill Campus, apparently having nothing better to do. Drive her yourself if she cannot.
Posted by thinking about it too, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Feb 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Do you hear about the info mtgs? All have happened except for the mandatory parent meeting at Foothill March 14th in Room 1501. I think some of the info given by the other parent may be incorrect now. Pretty sure they said the kids can walk with their class, for instance. And like any California community college, many classes are set up to be transferable to the UC or CSU systems. Private colleges in other States have their own rules.