The High School at Moorpark College

The High School at Moorpark College

Mission Statement

The High School at Moorpark College (HSMC) is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and innovative educational experience through interdisciplinary learning communities and high academic standards that produce responsible citizens, effective communicators, and creative problem-solvers that have a passion for learning, and who are capable of achieving their full potential with the skills to successfully compete in an ever-changing global environment.

About The School

The High School at Moorpark College is a public high school serving students in 9th - 12th grades. The school is a part of Moorpark Unified School District and is housed on the Moorpark College campus. Students from over 25 different public and private schools from across Southern California come together to create a dynamic learning environment. Students take core courses at the high school level and simultaneously earn dual enrollment credit for college course work.

Benefits of this model include increased grade point averages, earning transferable college units, and access to the full spectrum of courses available at Moorpark College without having to pay tuition. The High School at Moorpark College offers a specialized learning environment that is both positive and rewarding. HSMC offers a thematic and integrated approach to learning where students not only learn content that is meaningful but also develop skills that are relevant to the 21st century and beyond.

The High School at Moorpark College (HSMC) is an innovative Middle College high school for highly capable 9th - 12th grade students who are interested in achieving their full potential. Students take English, Social Sciences, Mathematics (9th and 10th grade) and elective classes at the high school level, and complete their higher-level Mathematics, Science, and additional graduation requirements with college faculty, as well as any other subject areas they may have an interest in pursuing. For more information visit the High School at Moorpark College website


The High School at Moorpark College operates on a semester calendar with an A-F grading system. One extra point is given for honors and college courses. One college semester course represents ten high school credits or an entire year. Students are issued one progress grade report per semester; however, only semester grades appear on the student’s permanent record at the end of each semester.

Graduation Requirements

Each semester high school course earns five credits. A college unit of 3.0 or high equals two semesters of high school credit. Students are required to complete 10 hours of community service for every year in Moorpark Unified School District and 230 credits in the following areas:

Subject Credits Required
English 40 4 years
Mathematics 30 3 years
Science 30 3 years
World History 10 1 year
U.S. History 10 1 year
Art or Foreign Language 10 1 year
Physical Education 20 2 years
Political Systems 5 1 semester
Economics 5 1 semester
Health 5 1 semester
Electives 65 Throughout High School

Translation of College Units to High School Credits

College Units High School Credits
1.0 3.0 (5.0 for Physical Education Only)
2.0 6.0
3.0 10.0
4.0 13.0
5.0 16.0
6.0 20.0