Gateway College and Career Academy is an early college public high school launched in 2004, as an answer to the growing number of students who were disconnected from their education and not on track to obtain their high school diplomas. The school not only supports students in meeting their high school goals but also gives them direct access to, and an understanding of the benefits of obtaining a college degree or career technical education certificate. We help our students transition to college via dual enrollment in high school and college courses. Students and families who have not had successful or fulfilling high school experiences, have flourished within GCCA’s small and innovative school program!
This spring we are beginning what we hope to be an annual tradition of awarding scholarships to the most distinguished GCCA graduates. Many of our most successful students face barriers to continuing on their college and career pathways due to financial need. We have often seen successful graduates stall in continuing their journey to college success due to financial burdens. Even though some students can qualify for financial aid, there are often other costs that cannot be covered by that aid. The funds raised for these scholarships will give these distinguished graduates an additional source of support to keep their momentum going toward their college goals.
Your support will go toward four scholarships for “stand out” graduates of the class of 2021. These students will be selected by a staff vote that takes into consideration academic success, personal growth, leadership, and contributions to a positive campus culture. The scholarship recipients will be recognized and celebrated during our graduation ceremony at the end of this academic year. We thank you for considering donating to this cause. These awards will have a positive impact on some outstanding students on their way to achieving even greater things for themselves!