You Belong Here.

Three simple words. Three simple words that mean so much. Three simple words that mean so much when put together.

This is our approach at Gateway. We are people who come together – students and educators — on a mission. It should be simple, but it isn’t always easy to graduate and get that high school diploma. Sometimes, in fact, it’s very hard. Yet when our students get here, to Gateway College and Career Academy — lives begin to change. Opportunities open up, and diplomas happen.

Not only diplomas, either! We offer a dual enrollment program with Riverside City College. We, our Gateway tuition-free public school, is even housed on the RCC campus. We can enjoy their resources and join their programs with ease. You’ve got to check us out. Since 2004 we have helped hundreds of students just like you!

We are passionate about our work as educators. We are enthusiastically supportive of every one of our students, every day. We love seeing our students evolve into graduates — the feelings of accomplishment and pride in hard work are epic. What else do we do in life that can take 11, 12, or even 13 years? This is a moment to celebrate.

And celebrate we do. Often. We are our student’s cheering section, working alongside each of our alternative youth as goals are set and met. We have high expectations,  high rigor and high support — this is a high school graduation and college credit, dual enrollment program, after all. We are with you every step of the way with flexible learning options, online, hybrid online and in-person learning options, morning or afternoon classes, counseling and achievement gap support, and plenty of creative pathways for success. You are never alone in meeting your personal graduation goals.

Dual enrollment at RCC means you earn college credits as you get your diploma. We leverage what college has to offer to enable opportunity and guided pathways to futures full of choices. 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 every student.

And every student belongs here. You belong here. Come get to know us! We’re enrolling. 

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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  1. […] Gateway College & Career Academy is an early college option for students, aged 16-21 years old, to gain college credits while obtaining a high school diploma. Located on the Riverside City College campus, in beautiful downtown Riverside, our tuition-free Riverside County charter school is dedicated to providing learners who are not on track to graduate with the opportunity to complete high school —  and achieve success  — within a supportive college community. […]