to College Academy
Please read all information carefully so as not to miss out on any important steps.
To print an application form for the Gateway to College
Academy click the
Application packets are also available in each DCSS High School Call (678) 891-3220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any
questions or concerns.
application link below.
Head Counselor's office.
Application packets are also available in each DCSS High School
Call (678) 891-3220 or
e-mail email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
(Note: Priority application deadlines are
January 10th for Spring admission and
August 9th for Fall admission. Students may still apply after the priority
deadline, but will be admitted only on a space available basis and may be deferred to the next semester.)
We are now
accepting applications for Fall 2012!
The first step toward completing your high school education at Gateway to College Academy is to complete the application process. The process includes a paper application, which you must read and fill out completely. The application helps us to get to know you, and find out more about your life. It asks where you live, if you’re working, and what your
school history is.
The application also asks for information on what
you’re doing now, such as where you work, if you have childcare needs, and
what kind of school schedule you need. Be sure to list your schedule preferences in order from 1 to 3, and check any schedule you absolutely cannot
do. GTCA will try to meet your scheduling needs, but there are no guarantees!
NOTE: Your school can mail the two official high school transcripts to us at the address below. However, to save you and the school money, request that they put them in the DeKalb County School System courier to Gateway to College.
The other required documents include proof of residence,
which must be a utility bill (gas, water, electricity, cable). The bill must be in
you or your parent/guardian’s name. If you are under 18, and don’t live
with Mom/Dad, you must have a legal guardian (& legal guardianship
paperwork). If you and your family are living with someone else, ask that
person to send us a notarized statement that you are living in their home
along with their utility bill.
You will also need to show us your
You will also need to show us yourGeorgia state driver's license or Georgia state ID. If you do not already have one, go to the nearest DMV to purchase one.
We no longer require an essay!Application.htm
We no longer require an essay!Application.htm
Finally, documents about you. Your birth certificate, immunization forms, vision hearing and dental forms, and social security card can be included with your withdrawal form if you request them from your last school. If you don’t get them from your last school, you will need to locate and turn them in yourself. If you don’t have a social security card or number, go to the social security office to apply for one. Your medical forms are on file with your doctor, or with the DeKalb County Department of Health. Click here for a list of places you may be able to get these documents from.
You may drop off or mail your application materials to:
Georgia Perimeter College
Gateway to College Academy
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
After your application materials are
submitted COMPLETELY, you will receive an invitation to a three day Information &
Assessment Session, which is step two.
REMEMBER: You always want to make a great first impression. You are applying not only to a high school, but to a college. Be sure to double check your application, to make sure you have answered all of the questions, and gathered all of the documents you need.
The Information & Assessment Session is the part of the process we
love, because we get to meet you in person. This is also your chance to see
the college campus, and get a feel for what it would be like to be here every
Important: Georgia Perimeter
College has parking lots designated for students, faculty, and visitors. There
are two visitor lots on campus, located next to buildings “CA” and “CH”.
for a campus map.
The important thing to remember about the Information and
Assessment Session is that
we are not just evaluating you, but you are evaluating us. This is a place
where you may spend the next few years of your life, so make sure it is where
you want to be. Before your session date, think of some questions you
would like to ask.
session will begin with a presentation on what the school is all about. This
would be a great time to whip out any questions you have, and ask them
(you’ll be invited to ask questions either during the presentation or at the
There will be a lot of important facts about how the
program works. If you bring a pen and some paper you can write down things
that are important to you or things that you are unclear about.
will take a reading assessment to determine if you have a minimum 8th grade reading level. Since
you’ll be taking high school classes in college, we want to be sure you can
successfully move through the program. An eighth grade reading level or higher
will help when it comes to the schoolwork at Gateway to College Academy.
To practice before the session, check out these
links for reading comprehension and math.
To practice before the session, check out these links for reading comprehension and math.
You’ll get a break after the assessment, and then
you’ll return to the classroom for the rest of the presentation. At the end,
Gateway staff members will be talking to you about your test scores, and
whether Gateway is right for you. This is another great opportunity to ask
questions and share things about you.
it!!! After the interview, the Gateway Selection Committee will make
decisions on acceptance, based upon whether the committee feels that you will be able to complete the program before turning 21. If we have more applicants than spaces available, a lottery
process will be used to select students for the current semester; remaining
applicants suitable for the program will be placed on a waiting list. You’ll
receive a letter of notification that will tell you if you’ve been accepted,
and when school starts.
Get ready!!! You will be coming back to school, but in a way you have never done it before. You’ll be working hard, earning a high school diploma and working on a college degree at the same time. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. And in the end, you’ll be ahead of the pack!
If you elect not to come to Gateway:
If you elect not to come to Gateway:Please don’t give up! There are other options, students do not select Gateway for a variety of reasons, but not because they cannot be successful in school. Explore other options like the GED. It is widely accepted by colleges and Technical Schools. You can earn it and come back to GPC to earn your degree—and we would love to see you! We will assist you in identifying other places to continue your education if Gateway is not able to serve you or if you decide Gateway is not the place for you.
Please call the GTCA office
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail email@example.com any questions you have.
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