Passionate About Alternative Education

By design, alternative education is for students who aren’t getting what they need from traditional high school settings. It’s that simple. Alternative education opportunities and the schools who excel at it — like Gateway — are rife with flexibility, unique learning supports, compassion for your life’s ups and downs and undying commitment to your individual high school graduation goal. What else do you do in life that can take 11, 12, or 13 years?  Graduating high school is too important to let pass you by. You belong here!

At Gateway College & Career Academy (GCCA), we are students and educators on a mission. We are in alternative education to change lives. Open doors. Watch as diplomas are earned (from the front row, cheering really loudly). We welcome you to our dual-enrolled high school with learning environments that are flexible to meet any of your scheduling challenges.

Every teacher, counselor and Gateway staffer aligns to meet your personal learning and emotional support needs. We make time to understand you, as an individual, so that you feel how much you belong here.

In 2019 when the pandemic first hit, we didn’t lose a single senior. Every one of our Gateway graduates made it!  If we can help everyone stay on track and graduate during 2019’s initial shock — we can surely help you, today.

Whether your goal is transferring on to a university or completing a career technical education program, GCCA ensures your goals are reached. Nothing about us is ordinary; we are truly alternative. And extraordinary! Just like you.

We are passionate about our work as alternative educators. We work alongside you as goals are set and met. As a dual enrollment program enabling high school graduation and college courses for  credit, we offer high expectations, high rigor and high support.  We are with you every step of the way with flexible learning options, online, hybrid online and eventually again someday in-person learning options. We offer morning or afternoon classes, counseling and achievement gap support, and plenty of creative 1:1 pathways for success. You are never alone in meeting your personal graduation goals.

RCC has phenomenal Career Technical Education programs such as auto technology, welding, applied digital media and dozens more — as well as academic arts programs including drama, music, visual arts and theater. Gateway is so much more than credit recovery and closing achievement gaps. We are a world of opportunity for you.  Get to know us! We’re enrolling.

About Gateway 

Gateway College and Career Academy (formerly Gateway to College) 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. Our highly qualified teaching and counseling staff supports and guides our students on their educational pathways, establishing a bond of trust and the motivation to make it to the finish line.

Riverside City College is an ideal partner, helping our students transition to college education via concurrent enrollment in GCCA and RCC, and giving access to all of the college’s resources and supports. You belong here! 

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