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