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.
Laboratory Services of America (LSA) will start administering weekly rapid COVID-19 tests to students and staff on Monday, September 13. The change to LSA will require everyone to complete a new ONE-TIME REGISTRATION PROCESS that can be done on a laptop, computer or mobile device.
As we complete the third week of in-person instruction, we recognize that there is room to improve the reporting process. Here are a few of the changes being made to improve this process
The California Department of Education has provided information for families to learn more about the Covid-19 Vaccine as it pertains to your children.
We are excited to see everyone on Monday for the 100% Return to In-Person Instruction. To keep students, staff and families safe we updated the mask policy by requiring masks to be worn indoors and outdoors on all WCCUSD school campuses and facilities.
We are updating our Covid-19 vaccination status for staff and increasing our testing frequency for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff and for students based on updated state and county guidance.
We are excited to welcome all WCCUSD students and staff back for 100% In-Person Learning on August 16. As we get ready, please read these important updates and join us at 9:30 am on Friday on Facebook and Youtube for an information session from Wednesday's Board meeting.
Join WCCUSD Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst for two 100% Return to in-Person Instruction Information Session on Facebook Live! @WestContraCostaSchools. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m and Friday at 9:30 a.m. The same information will be shared at both sessions.
Families interested in WCCUSD's Independent Study options, including Vista's Virtual Academy, should view the Second Virtual Academy Virtual Session and fill out the Interest Form.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District is hosting a job fair from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 and looking to hire for a variety of positions from teachers and principals to custodians and food service workers.
The Fall Reopening Planning & Process groups will hold weekly meetings to discuss details on the 100 percent return to in-person learning when the 2021-22 school year begins on Monday, August 16. View the weekly progress report.
Public Comment at WCCUSD Board Meetings will undergo the following changes: Public Comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting, last for one hour, attendees can comment on any item, time allotted per speaker increased to 2 minutes.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa County Health Services, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Kaiser Permanente, and Lookout Health and Horizon Therapeutics are hosting a series of free Covid-19 vaccine clinics for students ages 12 and up as well as family and community members.
WCCUSD Board Committee of Trustee Demetrio Gonzalez-Hoy and Jamela Smith-Folds will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 16 via Zoom to discuss changing the name of Juan Crespi Middle School. The meeting is available on Zoom at https://wccusd.zoom.us/j/92254293213 or by phone 669-900-6833, ID 92254293213#
The seven-member commission is tasked with reviewing the boundaries for the five trustee areas and possibly revising based on the 2020 federal census data available in October of this year. The trustee areas do not affect the current school location boundaries.