Gateway to College Academy (GtC) is an Early College High School, which is an innovative partnership that enables students to obtain a quality high school education while receiving dual college credit and invaluable access to college courses and services. Gateway to College prepares students for academic success and career readiness by maintaining high academic standards while providing high individual support. Students are placed in small learning communities exclusively with other GtC students and instructors where they receive comprehensive services including job referrals, tutoring, health care, housing and more. These services continue throughout the program to eliminate barriers that often interfere with students persisting towards their goals. SRJC enrollment fees are exempted for high school dual enrollment students and all required SRJC textbooks are provided at no cost to GtC students.
Gateway to College admits youth, 16 to 20 years old whom are California residents. Students attend both high school and college classes Monday through Friday exclusively at the SRJC Petaluma campus in a program that blends high school and college into a coherent educational program. The selection of student courses are guided by their personal education plans and lead to the completion of a high school diploma as well as SRJC certificate, associate degree, or university transfer.
Gateway to College Academy is located at the SRJC Petaluma campus in Kathleen Doyle Hall, 2nd floor, room 236. For further information, contact (707) 778-3630, or Gateway@santarosa.edu.