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Gateway to College (H.S. Diploma)

This free program (including college tuition and materials) provides the personal support students need to succeed.

Jeanelle Soto-Quintana
Director, Pre-college Programs

Gateway to College is a high-quality, instruction-led educational experience in an alternative environment: a college campus. Gateway is looking for students who have the desire and determination to learn, work hard, and earn a high school diploma and college credits.

  • Gateway graduates receive a traditional high school diploma from their district high school while earning college credits toward an associate degree or certificate.  
  • The program is open to students between the ages of 17 and 20 who may not have had success in other learning environments. 
  • Gateway to College offers flexible schedules and classes each semester.
  • The program covers the cost of tuition and books for eligible students. Students pay only a minimal fee each semester associated with classes, college resources and labs.

Contact us today for an individual interview, complete the program application and visit us on Facebook

Gateway to College: National Award-winning program. Helping you stay in school and graduate. Receive a traditional high school diploma from your district high school. Take control of your life. Call to find out more.
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Our History

  • 2003 – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides funding ($13.1 million) to replicate Gateway to College model
  • 2009 – Pueblo site established, followed by Durango (2012) and Fremont (2014)
  • 2013 – Gateway to College grows to 33 programs in 23 states
  • 2015 – Gateway to College celebrates service to more than 20,000 students
  • 2016 – PCC site recognized with the Gateway to College National Achievement Award (currently working with 8 school districts)
  • 2017 – PCC site recognized with the Gateway National Excellence Award
  • 2018 – PCC site recognized with the Gateway Graduation Achievement Award
  • 2019/2020 – PCC site recognized with the Gateway National Excellence Award
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