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A Durham Public Schools Magnet School

A dual enrollment school
(high school/college)

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While at MCHS students may earn a year or
more of college credit, while in high school -- FREE


What is Middle College High School (MCHS)?

MCHS at Durham Technical Community College is a Durham Public Schools high school for juniors and seniors.  Located on Durham  Tech.'s campus, MCHS consists of students from three school districts: Durham Public Schools, Orange County Schools, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Students apply for admission to MCHS (see How to Apply), and once accepted, take both community college courses and honors level high school courses.

All Durham Tech. classes and the use of required
textbooks are free to MCHS students during the academic year.



The mission of Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College is to expand learning opportunities for highly motivated students to earn a high school diploma, while acquiring credit toward an Associate Degree, a four-year college, or an industry certification credential.


CLASS OF 2014!

Please click here for a terrific article about the
MCHS 2014  commencement.

Total amount of scholarships awarded (62 students):  $957,608.00

College credit hours acquired by the
class of 2014 while at Middle College High School: 1,571



A Public High School for 11th & 12th graders

School Profile
Click here for a 1-page profile of the school (includes colleges/universities, to which Class of '13 were accepted).

Academic Year 2012-13 Recap
  • Average SAT scores
    -Critical Reading = 510
    -Math = 520
    -Writing = 510

    -Combined = 1540

  • Ave ACT: 22;     State ave: 18
  • 96% of Class of '12 enrolled in an institution of higher education.

  • College credit hours earned: 1680 (105 students) 
Contact information:
1616 Cooper St., Newton Bldg.
Durham, NC 27703 (For directions, see Google Map)
tel. (919)536-7203   (919)536-7203,      fax (919)536-7294

Click here to send us an email
Main Office hours: Monday-Friday 9AM - 3:30PM
Click here for a campus map
CEEB #:  341042

Academic calendar
Click here for the 2014-15 MCHS academic calendar

Curriculum schedule
Block schedule (each course is completed in one semester; 90-minute class periods). Click here for more about the MCHS curriculum.

Daily schedule for high school classes (college classes vary):
High school classes begin at 11:00 AM and end at 3:30 PM.  For more details, click here to go to Calendars and Schedules.

Application for student enrollment:

Application deadline for the 2014-15 year was April 1, 2014 
The application for the 2015-16 year will posted on this webpage in 
mid-October.  If you are a Junior and you missed the application deadline, you may apply for your Senior year, as MCHS accepts both Juniors and Seniors

Enrollment 2014 - 15

180 students

Dr. Charles Nolan


MCHS Students Tutor (and Learn from!)
RN Harris Elementary Students Right Next Door

Click to see a brief video



The Durham Public Schools Strategic Plan


Last Updated ( Monday, 28 July 2014 )

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