Must Read Poem from MCHS HP Graduate Yasin Mohamed!

My Country…

By Yasin Mohamed

In my country, it’s the survival of the fittest

It’s a place most cannot say they’ve experienced

In my country, crisis broke out because of our tyrant

Out here some would consider you a pirate

In my country, kids carry 100 rounds

Yet they only 100 pounds

In my country, there are savages

Who’ve faced and been through all types of challenges

In my country they live to survive

Thank God every morning they’re still alive


MCHS High Point and the High Point Center Community Celebrate Graduates!

What a celebration!!  It was wonderful to celebrate our graduates with the High Point community in attendance.  According to the High Point Center, there were over 180 people in attendance and that number doesn’t include staff!  Students at various stages of educational achievement were recognized and honored with gifts and roaring applause.  The faculty and staff at Middle College High Point would like to thank everyone at the High Point Center who helped make this celebration so moving and memorable.  We hope you enjoy these pictures and that they serve to remind us that all students matter and deserve a school that works for them.































Save MCHS HP, Read Letters from Parents, Students and Stake Holders!

The voices of our supporters, parents and stakeholders will not be ignored. Check back for more letter postings. Click links below to read.  And don’t forget to send us a copy of your letters.

Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember

Julie Hungar, Ed.D.

*note*  Dr. Julie Hungar, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Seattle Community Colleges, helped bring Middle College to Seattle and is a long time supporter of MCHS SSCC now Middle College High Point.

Deborah Vendermar

Audreyanna Leatualii blog post

Lauren Englund

Lisa Corbin

James Lofgren

Amy Markishtum

Lyn and David Kratz

Claudia Haynes

Rosslyn Shea

Dr. Wayne Au

Paul Campiche

Audreyanna Leatualii

Kelly O’Shea

Joseph Somers

Annabel Quintero Founder, Fund Title 1 Schools


Enter the Garden 2015, We Have Compost!

After several months, MCHS HP students return to the garden to see the results of their year long composting efforts.  Having carefully separated waste from lunches, our students succeeded in producing nutrient rich compost that we used to amend the soil  in our p-patch.  Next step will be to decide what to plant!






UPDATE! MCHS HP Students Gearing up for the 2015 West Seattle Bee Festival!

The West Seattle Bee Garden was a great success.  I know we’re late in posting this information but it is an important part of our service learning curriculum and we’re so proud of our students who volunteered to make this event a success.  See the letter of thanks from organizer Deborah Vandermar:

Thank you MCHS!!

Hey guys,

In case you did not realize how important your presence was yesterday at the Bee Festival, check out the media coverage!

Also, Peter Berliner from the Honey Run sent his appreciation for your help:

“All done. 25 runners who ran between 3 and 13 laps!
Lots of great volunteers.  Now that we’ve done it once we can do it up big next year!!”
I am so grateful for your continued involvement in the community!  You guys rock!!!!

Deborah Vandermar


Save the date!  Saturday, May 16th is the West Seattle Bee Festival located just outside our classroom doors at the High Point Commons Park.

As part of their service learning curriculum that combines environmental science and social studies, Middle College High Point Students are gearing up to support the West Seattle Bee Garden Festival for 2015!  In the classroom our students are learning about environmental science and principles of sustainability, urban agriculture and connections to social justice movements both local and national.

Outside of the classroom our students learn about organic gardening while preparing the West Seattle Bee Garden for the upcoming festival.  Our students also learn about urban farming through planting and growing herbs and vegetables in their p-patch located right here in the High Point Commons Park.  Hoping to repeat the success we had last year, MCHS HP students will donate their harvest to the West Seattle Food Bank.

As a school that emphasizes critical thinking, social justice and community engagement, we encourage students to apply classroom learning with real life experiences.  Our relationship with the High Point Community makes this all possible.







Congratulations 2014 MCHS HP Graduates!

Congratulations to all our graduates, families and supporters.  It was another packed house at the beautiful Fauntleroy Hall where we came together as a community to honor the Middle College High Point Class of 2014.  A special recognition and thank you to School Board Director Marty McClaren for attending our graduation and her ongoing support of MCHS HP.  We also want to thank the West Seattle Blog for once again covering our graduation and keeping the community informed about the great things happening at MCHS HP.  To our graduates, we hope you chase your dreams through education, community involvement and family.  Don’t forget to send us your pictures so we can post them on our blog!





First Garden Harvest, Our Students Donate to the West Seattle Food Bank.

The students at Middle College High Point, as part of their service learning curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, social justice and community engagement, have adopted two garden plots in the High Point Commons p-patch.  This ongoing service learning project allows MCHS HP students to learn about the many benefits of organic gardening while producing healthy food to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank.  This project is about much more than gardening, it is about health, community building, service and justice.



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