Gateway to College Summer / Fall 2021 Recruitment is now open!
The Gateway to College Program at Contra Costa College is now accepting applications for Summer / Fall 2021.
1. Complete the online Application here. Please make sure to include a VALID email address for both student and parent / guardian.
2. The last page of the application outlines 3 essays that are to be submitted along with your completed application.
a. Carefully read the prompts
b. Type your essay answers into the boxes provided
3. The following link takes you to an updated calendar of dates and times to schedule and attend an online Information Session. AFTER you complete the application, including the essays, please click on the following link to schedule and attend and Information Session - Info Session ZOOM Links
4. Someone from Gateway will contact you to schedule an Interview date and time
Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16 – 20 who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. The program enables them to complete their high school diploma requirements while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certificate.
Students are placed into small learning communities during their first semester(s), and together they take classes in reading, writing, math, and college skills. Upon completion of the “Foundation” courses, students transition and begin taking classes with the general student population—all classes are conducted on the Contra Costa College campus. Throughout their enrollment in the program, students receive one on one advising and support from resource specialists who act as mentors and advisors. The wrap-around support of the resource specialists keeps students on the right track for success.
Students graduate from Gateway to College once they have completed their high school diploma requirements.
Contra Costa College is one of 35 community and technical colleges across the country currently offering the Gateway to College program.
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! It has been quite the summer for us, and this school year begins Monday, Aug. 17 like no other year. Thanks to students, families, teachers, school principals, staff, and community partners, we begin the year with a community-driven virtual/distancing learning plan.
I hope that you are having a safe and restful summer. Today, as promised, we submitted the Back to School Vision & Framework to the Contra Costa County Office of Education. As we shared on July 9, the 2020-21 school year will begin in a distance learning format when instruction resumes on Monday, August 17.
A District task force of students, families, teachers, principals and District staff are working at a furious pace to create a plan of what school will look like for the 2020-221 school year. We will share a draft plan at a Town Hall meeting on Friday, July 10.
WCCUSD will host a public hearing at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 24 via Zoom about its Special Education Local Plan/Annual Service and Budget Plan as required by by AB 602.
Today is the last day of school and in most years, I could simply talk about graduations and the wonderful celebrations taking place. This year is different. The COVID-19 pandemic and civil protests have altered and changed society, education, and our communities.
We have started the process of working through various scenarios for the start of school. Whether we return to our classrooms in the fall, distance learning continues or some hybrid of the two, there are a lot of challenges that must be addressed and we will need your help in finding solutions.
Despite uncertainty, we know that students will need to learn and that we will need to offer services to support them and their families. We have several teams working together to create multiple plans for how instruction might look next year.
On Friday, Contra Costa Health Services released new guidance that allows for car-based gatherings, which includes graduations. We are extremely relieved to finally have clear guidance that will allow the Class of 2020 to be acknowledged in person. Our high schools will hold car-based ceremonies for the Class of 2020 that comply with the new county guidelines.
Today, marks the first day of Classified School Employee Week where we honor and highlight the work of people from the teams that greet the community in the front office, take care of students on the playground, in the cafeteria and in the classroom, make sure students are safe and ensure schools are cleaned and well stocked.
The Governor released his May Revision this week and we may have to reduce $26 million or more for the 2020-21 school year.
Everyone has been affected by the shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 public health emergency in some way, but one of the most impacted groups are the seniors in the Class of 2020.
First, I would like to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mothers Day and Día de las Madres. Even though a normal celebration may not be possible due to the stay-at-home orders, I hope that you all find a time to celebrate the mothers in your life.
Kanon Lee knew as a teenager he was destined for a job in healthcare. Both his parents work in the field, including his dad who is a pharmacist. In high school, Kanon originally wanted to be an athletic trainer. Seven years later, Lee is one of 11 District nurses.