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Programs to challenge all abilities

We prepare students for today’s changing world by offering a wide variety of academic options that range from college preparation to in-demand, occupation-based skills.

We offer comprehensive courses, ranging from college preparatory and Advanced Placement programs to workforce-specific training. Our arts program is one of the most comprehensive in the Aurora Public Schools System.

Earn College Credit

Through Project Lead the Way, students can earn college credit by taking concurrent classes at Gateway, and attend the District’s career/technical school, which provides training in nearly 50 different occupational programs for high school and adult students.

Gateway’s ProStart program offers students interested in restaurant and hospitality management and the culinary arts the ability to get real-world experience and college credit in this growing economic sector.
Students can also earn an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in cooperation with the Community College of Aurora. We encourage our students to acquire skills necessary for post-secondary opportunities including career and college.

Gateway School of the Arts

From performing arts to visual arts and culinary arts, Gateway offers students an immersive experience along with a well-rounded educational foundation. The award-winning Performing Arts Departments has band, orchestra, theatre and choir programs, where students have the opportunity to study with professional musicians. Students have the option of taking weighted honors performing arts classes. Our performing ensembles have a history of superior and excellent ratings at state, regional, and national competitions. They are frequent participants in All-State Choir competitions. The school’s musical theatre productions are highlights of the season.

Our Visual Arts program offer specialized courses in ceramics, painting, and graphic design and state-of-the-art facilities that include the lates digital, film, photography, and graphic design applications. Our students compete, and often win, in local and national shows and competitions. Students, families, and friends look forward to Gateway’s annual Arts Week, showcasing student works.

Programs for Students who Need Additional Assistance

Gateway offers a variety of services to students with identified special needs. Academic assistance is provided in a variety of ways, along with assistance in behavior management, social and emotional development, career and planning as well as the transition to life beyond high school per individual education plan.

Key Academic Contacts

College Counselors

College and Career Center

Library Media Center

Student Services

Meet Our Teachers

Academic Calendar

Department Directory

Gateway Signature Programs

AVID
Concurrent Enrollment
Advanced Placement
Freshman Grade Academy

Challenging Programs to Give you a Head Start in College

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an internationally recognized college preparatory program that empowers students to take ownership of their learning. These skills are proven to not only assist in the college admission process but also facilitate success throughout their post-secondary career.

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Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment refers to any high school academic program where students are enrolled in both high school and college courses simultaneously. Gateway students currently have opportunities to take various courses through the Community College of Aurora (CCA), Pickens Technical College, Metro State University, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and earn both high school and college credit.

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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses allow high school students to take college-level classes in a variety of subjects and earn college placement and credit. 

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Successful transitions to high school

The Freshman Academy is devoted to supporting students as they transition to high school. Teachers of the four core subjects–English, Math, Social Studies, and Science–work exclusively with ninth grade students, as does the leadership team, counselor, and progress monitor. This team of educators spends all day focused on the experience and performance of this age group. This allows us to identify challenges early and provide flexible assistance that will put students on a path to high school success. 

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Key Academic Contacts

College Counselors

College and Career Center

Library Media Center

Student Services

Meet Our Teachers

Academic Calendar

Department Directory

Student Testimonial

Erick '20

“The administration — the assistant principals and deans — are really talking to the students more. They will see you and say hi. I’m an athlete and they know that so they will ask me about games and practices, which feels good because they I love sports and they know that about me. They are still allowing for students to have their freedom but are making us more responsible, which is cool.”

Erick C.