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Things you might not know about Gateway High School

  • Gateway School is WASC accredited, the same as the comprehensive high schools.

  • Gateway School students can do activities such as dances and proms at their comprehensive high school.  (There are forms to be signed.)

  • Academic graduation requirements at Gateway High School is 200 credits and meeting all core academic requirements.

  • Gateway School students can take courses at DVC as part of their high school program.  These courses count for both high school and college (and earn much more credit than high school courses).

  • Students in Gateway School can begin classes at any time and end classes at any time;  not just at the beginning or end of a semester. 

  • Gateway School gives variable credit.  Students receive credits for the work they have done (in increments of 0.5). 

  • Gateway School is not a catch-up program; Students can go faster than at regular school.  But it usually takes as much time or longer to learn the material well enough to pass and earn credit.

  • Students must attend school daily and are placed on a 30 day probation period, if they do not reach the goals set out in their 30 day probation agreement, the students placement is re-assessed and the student can possibly be referred to another more appropriate program to meet the specific needs of that student