School History


    Middle College High School is an HISD high school and is in partnership with Houston Community College.  Our mission is all students will obtain their high school diploma in a supportive, flexible academic environment, while building habits and skills to help them be successful in any post-secondary academic institution or the workforce.  Our school is perfect for students looking for a non-traditional school schedule that offers support in a safe and collegial environment.



    Middle College has three primary populations.

      • First, MCHS at Fraga is also for students needing a small environment because the traditional high school setting is/was not an effective model. 
      • Secondly, we serve students that are on track to graduate but have a life circumstance that limits their ability to thrive in the traditional high school and an earlier transition to college would be beneficial.
      • Finally, we seek to support underserved students that have historically limited access to higher education and without additional support may never transition to college.
    On August 25, 2014 HISD opened two Middle College High Schools in partnership with Houston Community College:

    • MCHS at HCC Gulfton– Serves the community of Southwest/Northwest Houston
    • MCHS at HCC Felix Fraga – Serves the community of Southeast/Northeast Houston
    Read what Dr. Grier said about the middle colleges on his blog here.
    Check out what the local news have said about MCHS .Map of MCHS

    Why attend MCHS at HCC Fraga:

    • Inside the Houston Community College Felix Fraga
    • Total enrollment : between 120 – 160 students
    • Small College- Style Classes
    • Individualized Support
    • Free College Classes
      • Academic Pathway or/and
      • Level 1 Certificate in Marketing/Enterprise Dev.
    • Online Classes to accelerate or recover high school credits
    • Laptops Available to all students – Power Up School – One to One
    • College Readiness support to build soft skills, encourage college & Career Readiness and Success!
    • Clubs on Fridays to develop their social skills such as communication skills, foster creative thinking, and teach them how to work effectively with other students. Students can fine-tune their interactions with their peers and with faculty members, and they have the opportunity to connect with other students who share similar interests.
    • New School hours 7:50am – 3:40m
      • Align with HCC college classes
      • After school tutorials and interventions.
      • Students with jobs after school (12th grade students).
      • Students wanting to play sports at their home school.
      • Opportunity for community service hours, clubs or activities after school.
    • Dress Code : Promote dress for success. No uniforms, but dress code expectations.