Gateway Charter High School

Gateway Griffin

We Are The Griffins!

Gateway Charter High School (GCHS) is a public high school chartered by the School District of Lee County to educate students in the District. GCHS empowers families and supports students in grades 9-12 to meet and exceed rigorous academic standards, to promote life-long learning skills, and to advance our belief that parental involvement and partnership in education is critical to student success.

GCHS is accountable for academic results and fiscal practices to our Board (the Lee Charter Foundation), parents, and students. GCHS is reaching for the high standards established in its charter as evidenced by its A+ grade and graduation rate of 87% in 2007. These achievements are made possible through the support of our management company, Charter Schools USA.


To foster student learning and growth


All stakeholders will share the commitment to develop students, who are reflective, life-long learners prepared to contribute to society.


  • We believe a successful school involves the students, staff, parents, and other community members.
  • We believe that active participation on the part of students is required for them to learn.
  • We believe everyone deserves a safe, school environment.
  • We believe in providing a diverse curriculum that addresses student needs.
  • Enrollment Information Session for 2015-2016 School Year

    JAN 2015
    • January 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    • January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am (mini session)
    • January 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    • January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am (mini session)
    FEB 2015
    • February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am (mini session)
    • February 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    • February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am (mini session)

*Mini sessions does not include a tour of the school or classrooms.

Latest School News

  • Florida College Resource Guide

    Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the not-for-profit universities and colleges in Florida that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:

    - Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
    - Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
    - Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution
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What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools of choice, but each charter school is governed independently. Unlike traditional public schools, every charter school must demonstrate success, or it will lose its charter.

CSUSA is one of the largest providers of charter school management services in the nation. CSUSA manages private and municipal charters for grades Pre-K through 12.

For more information on Charter Schools USA, please visit