Advancing Equity through Access and Opportunity
Dear Gateway Community,
Happy Spring! With summer right around the corner, this is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year at Gateway Public Schools. Our seniors have been busy navigating the college process; our high school underclassmen have been presenting their projects on genocide awareness and social movements; our middle school students have all visited a local college campus; and, of course, our wonderful and talented teachers are leading the way.
At Gateway, we prepare students for their futures through innovative programs that provide them with opportunities to learn new skills, gain critical exposure, and encourage them to be creative, inventive, adaptive, and resilient.
Gateway serves a diverse student population, including a large percentage of students with diagnosed learning disabilities and students who are first-generation college bound, and yet more than 96% of our graduates have gone on to college, double the statewide rate.
A large part of this success is due to how we build connections between what happens in the classroom and in the real world for our students. In this issue of The Gate, you will read about our efforts to foster real world connections through our recent partnership with Teach With Africa, our career readiness and internship programs, and Gateway's urban garden.
This spring, Gateway's leaders have been in the midst of our middle school's first charter renewal process and have welcomed members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education into our school to see our work first-hand. On Tuesday, April 28 at 6pm the Board of Education will vote on our charter. Please join us during this exciting event held in the Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin St.,1st floor.
I also hope you can join us for some inspiring upcoming events, like Gateway High School's American Journeys night which highlights the rich diversity of our school and how we incorporate it into the educational experience.
We are extremely proud of the many ways we support student success here at Gateway, and we hope you enjoy learning about them.
On behalf of Gateway Public Schools, I thank you. Your support enables us to help all of our students realize their unique potential. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our students and setting them on the road to college.
Executive Director, Gateway Public Schools