Gateway to College Summer / Spring 2022
The Gateway to College Program at Contra Costa College is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022.
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 Information Session. AFTER you complete the application, including the essays, please click on the following link to schedule and attend an Information Session. Information Session / Interview Schedule
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.
We are devastated by the news about the elementary school shooting in Texas and the senseless loss of life. As educators, staff and families who make up our learning community, it is difficult to comprehend how something like this can happen.
DLI at Washington Elementary and Korematsu Middle School is not going away. As students progress from grade to grade, families who wish to enroll their children in the DLI program at Washington Elementary, followed by DLI at Korematsu Middle School, followed by El Cerrito High School, will be prioritized in the enrollment process.
The 22nd Annual Reclassification Ceremony will celebrate students who reclassified in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. Please not, one will be for K-6 and K-8 schools on June 1st and the second will be for middle and high schools on June 6th.
Please join us next week for the final round of strategic plan engagements. The following engagements will take place on May 23 at Greenwood Academy, May 24 at Hercules Middle, and May 25 at Helms Middle. Please note that all meetings are from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Join us for a community meeting to learn more about the Richmond High School Facility Master Plan on Tuesday, May 31 from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm at Richmond High School. Also available on Zoom.
The CCSPP grant will allow WCCUSD to provide a set of universal supports to 22 community schools, focusing on the integration of positive school climate, community engagement, and instruction work.