On February 16, 2017 during a regularly schedule Board of Education meeting the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) Trustees approved the renewal petition and material revision of West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School’s Charter (WSECP) to be operated as Washington Middle College High School Charter School (WMCHS)—An innovative Dependent Charter School.
What makes the school unique is its strong partnership with Sacramento City College—West Sacramento Center allowing students to be immersed in a blended program drawing on both high school and college-level curriculum.
Students in West Sacramento have limited choices within the District when a comprehensive high school setting does not work for them. By revising the education program to a middle college high school program, West Sacramento students who have different goals for their high school years will be able to earn an associate (AA) degree in a small school setting, with personalized instruction and a guided plan aimed at helping them attain 30-60+ credits of university transferable college credits upon high school graduation making them better prepared for and more likely to finish a four-year college degree.
West Sacramento Early College Prep’s current Charter expires on June 30, 2017 and the approved renewal charter petition extends WSECP’s operation for an additional five-year term from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022. As part of the renewal request, WSECP sought approval to materially revise their education program to a middle college high school program changing its name to Washington Middle College High School—an innovative dependent charter school operated entirely by WUSD serving students in grades 9-12.