Our goal is to enroll all students in a concurrent enrollment course at some point in their high school career, though specific eligibility requirements vary by program.
Beginning freshman year, any student who takes the Accuplacer or SAT tests and earns a qualifying score may enroll in community college courses. We also have grade waiver options available for juniors and seniors who earn B’s or higher in their Math or Language Arts courses. Students interested in registering for the Accuplacer or SAT tests should consult their counselor to determine an assessment plan tailored to their post-secondary goals.
Any junior or senior in good credit-standing may apply to a one- or two-year Pickens technical program (e.g. dental assistant, cosmetology, automotive technology — click here for a list of programs available to high school students with associated fees). Placement is limited and determined based on student attendance, behavior, credit-standing and expressed desire. Accepted students spend half of their day taking courses at Pickens and the other half at Gateway.
Any junior or senior who enrolls in our food science program and earns a passing grade of C is eligible for college credit through Metro State University.
Any student who earns a C or higher in one of our Project Lead the Way STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses is eligible for college credit through UCCS.
We’re not just a group of buildings where students come to learn. We’re a family that cares about the success of every individual. We’re located in Aurora and welcome all students — those in our district and beyond. We have an open enrollment process and typically take applications from January through May. Visit us and see for yourself why Gateway is a great place to learn!