Gateway High School is committed to excellence and to preparing all students for the choice of post secondary opportunities.
Community and School
Gateway High School is a comprehensive four year public high school in the Aurora Public School District in Southeastern Aurora, Colorado. Parents and community members are involved in the Advisory Accountability committee, Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Citizens Advisory Committee, Music Boosters, School Improvement Teams, and ad hoc committees such as Budget and Staffing and Multicultural Awareness. Community partnerships have been built with such companies as Raytheon, Outback Steakhouse and Rosie's Diner. The school year is divided into four nine-week quarters.
Class of 2012
Percentages representing post-secondary plans for this graduating class:
|4 year College||40.6%|
|2 year College||29.3%|
Accreditation and State Ranking
Gateway High School is accredited through the Aurora Public Schools and the State of Colorado.
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|School Growth Assessment Summary|
- Native American 1%
- Asian American 5%
- African American 30%
- Hispanic American 38%
- Anglo American 26%
Classes are offered in: Art, Business, Computer Technology, Language Arts, ELA, Foreign Language (French, Spanish), Consumer Family Studies, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Health, Science, Social Science, Special Education and Vocational Education. New to Gateway High School this year is our Project Lead The Way or our "Galaxy" program. Our Galaxy program students are currently 9th grade only. They will be focusing their learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.). Gateway will also has our "IB" and "MYP-IB" program in our 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.
Advanced Placement and Honors Classes
Courses are offered to the above average student in five academic departments. These courses are both rigorous and contain an enriched content. They include: Honors English 9, 10, 11 and Advanced Placement English 12, Honors Integrated Algebra, Trig., Calculus, Physics, Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Physics, Honors World History, Advanced Placement World History, Advanced Placement U.S. History, Honors U.S. History, Advanced Placement Psychology, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Advanced Placement Studio Art: 2D Design and Advance Placement Studio Art: 3D Design.
Honors and Advanced Placement courses are indicated on the transcript by "HON" or "AP" as well as an asterisk. The weighting system is as follows:
All courses not labeled HON/AP/College Courses:
The following credits are necessary for graduation from Gateway High School:
- English 4
- Social Studies 3
- Math 3
- Science 2.5
- Physical Education 1.5
- Fine Arts 1
- Practical Arts (Including Computers) 1.5
- Health 0.5
- Electives 5
- Total 22
Classes for students with special needs are offered in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, and Business. Special Education courses are taught by our Special Education Staff. These courses provide an individual educational programs for students with identifiable learning disabilities or handicaps. Air Force Junior R.T.O.C. and English Language Acquisition (ELA) are also available.
Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program
Gateway Juniors and Seniors, who meet the standards (ACT and/or Accuplacer scores), have the opportunity to enroll in college classes that are guaranteed transfer courses for all Colorado Colleges and Universities. All College Courses have an "X" as the first letter of the course prefix.
Pickens Technical College
Student have the opportunity of enrolling at PTC where a variety of certificate programs are offered. Depending on the course of study, credit in varying amounts from Pickens can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at Colorado Community Colleges. The number varies by the certificate program and the degree selected.
Gateway High School has 85 teaching staff members. All teachers are certified by the State of Colorado.
GPA and Class Rank
Grade Point Average (GPA) and class rank are based on student grades from grades nine through twelve. All courses for which a student receives a letter grade of A, B, C, D, F or WF are calculated into the grade point average. If a student retakes a course, both grades are included in the calculation of the GPA. The Aurora Public schools will report out weighted grades (on a 5 point scale) starting with the incoming class of 2008. Until that time all academic rankings will continue to be based on an unweighted grade. Classes taken through the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) on a college campus have an "X" as the first letter of the course prefix (XLA, XMA, etc).
District Approved Grading System
What is the traditional grading scale or Standards Based Grading scale for Aurora Public Schools?
A— 100%-93% or A— Advanced
B— 92%-82% or P— Proficient
C— 81% - 71% or PP— Partial Proficient
D— 70% - 60% or U— Unsatisfactory
F— 59% - 0% or N—No Evidence