Gateway to College Summer / Spring 2022
The Gateway to College Program at Contra Costa College is now accepting applications for Spring 2022 soon.
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 and Information Session - Information / 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.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education approved three resolutions on Thursday night on a series of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students, staff, and organizations that work directly with students.
Trustees will discuss a possible Covid-19 vaccine mandate that reflects the desire of the WCCUSD community to keep our school safe during the pandemic. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at DeJean Middle (limited capacity to 100 people) or virtually on Zoom.
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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.