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Gateway to College Academy
*The academy provides students with the opportunity to fulfill high school graduation requirements while attending college classes and earning college credits.
Who are Gateway to College students at Georgia Perimeter College?
DeKalb County School District (DCSD) students (ages 16 to 20) who:
*Have at least six (6) credits (three (3) must be core credits).
*Can acquire a high school diploma before turning 21 ("aging out).
*Live in DeKalb County School District
*Are behind in high school credits (for age and grade)
*Have left or are considering leaving a DeKalb high school before graduation or are disenchanted or disengaged.
How does the Gateway to College Academy work?
*Students are assigned to learning communities of 19 participants to prepare them for the rigor of college courses.
*The first semester (Foundation semester) include include literature, writing, math, college survival courses.
*Students transitions to a full college schedule after successfully complete the Foundation semester; these college courses are aligned with DCSD high school graduation requirements
*Each student's graduation timeline depends on his/her required high school requirements - not grade level.
Student Support Services
Resource Specialists/Counselors provide students with the following services:
*Academic planning and advisement
*Solution-focused counseling, crisis intervention and meditation
*College and career readiness counseling
*Monitoring of academic progress
*Advocacy, mentoring, and student support
*Referral/resources to outside agencies to provide wrap-around services
*Daily academic coach sessions
What is expected of students?
Students are expected to:
*Attend 100% of the classes.
*Attend classes on time and prepared with proper class materials and assignments.
*Adhere to all rules and regulations as stated in the Gateway to College Academy Student Handbook and Georgia Perimeter College Student Code of Conduct.
How much does it cost?
*Gateway to College Academy is a scholarship-based program. The scholarship covers GPC tuition and books per semester for new and continuing students.
*Students are responsible for paying mandatory student fees per semester to Georgia Perimeter College. For current fees, please contact the Gateway to College Academy office at 678.891.3220.
How do students apply?
*Click here to download the application.
*Complete the Gateway to College Academy application, provide the requirement documents and receive an invitation to attend an information and assessment session.
*Accepted applicants will be notified in writing of admission after the acceptance process is complete.