Gateway to College serves a diverse group of youth who were not able to thrive in high school. Our students include foster youth, adjudicated youth, English language learners, teen parents, students who need a flexible schedule to accommodate work or family responsibilities, students who feel they didn’t fit well in a traditional high school setting, and young people recovering from homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, and abuse.
Gateway to College Students At a Glance (2011-12 Academic Year)
Students of color: 66%
First generation college-goers: 75%
Average age at entry: 17
Average high school grade point average at entry: 1.44 on a 4 point scale
Average high school credits completed at entry: 46% of required credits