Gateway to College is a comprehensive early college high school program that enables qualified, motivated students to earn a high school diploma while accruing college credits. Although all activities take place on the college campus, students are dually enrolled in both the school district and the college, receiving a high school diploma from the district in which they live.
Gateway to College students are a diverse group of young people between the ages of 16 and 21 ready and willing to work hard to be successful in the program. Some of our students believe that a traditional high school setting is not the right fit, left high school before graduating, were on the verge of leaving, or were behind in credits to graduate with their designated class; others are academic achievers getting a head start on a college education.
The Gateway to College program is committed to helping all students achieve their goals by transforming them into lifelong learners. Under the guidance of resource specialists, as well as a caring team of instructors, students learn the skills they need to succeed—in college, career and life—all while earning a high school diploma and significant college credits.
Gateway to College courses are offered in the morning and the afternoon. We also offer accelerated courses to significantly reduce the amount of time required to complete the program. Because the program is located on a college campus, students respond well to the academic and behavior expectations of the college environment.
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