Feedback on Middle College at Foothill
Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec 12, 2012
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.
on Dec 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm
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on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Elena - thanks for the information. I'm still looking for more feedback from Middle College students and their parents. Thanks!