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.
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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.
Thank you WCCUSD for an incredible five years. It was an honor to serve this community. All the best to Dr. Hurst and this great community.
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I am honored to introduce myself to you and this community. My name is Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst and I am ready to get to work and to get to know this community as your next Superintendent. I am excited to help lead WCCUSD through its next education chapter. Today, I shared my entry plan that outlines my vision, core values, and goals over the next 6 months
Celebrating National School Nurse Day and Day of the Teacher and hearing from nurses and teachers about the vital role relationships play in learning, teaching, and leading.
I am writing to inform you about a concerning incident the King Elementary School community experienced on Friday, May 7. An abandoned van was discovered across the street from the school with the threat “School Shooting May 26” spray-painted on the side. We are working with Richmond PD on the matter.
WCCUSD celebrated and appreciated teachers and the food services team this week as a part of Teacher Appreciation and School Nutrition Employee Week. Graduation schedules are available.
The District's Office of African American Student Achievement will host the 7th Annual African American Students of Honor ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 via Facebook live and Zoom to recognize all African American Students in WCCUSD.