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Jonathan Hage, CEO of Charter Schools USA, selected as Floridian of the year
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A Charter Schools USA "A" school in Overtown is making a difference in its students' lives.
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Parents, click here regarding volunteer opportunities for the current quarter. Thank you for your continued support of GCS.
Florida Virtual School Graduation Requirements
Dear GCHS Parents,
As part of House Bill 7197, Governor Rick Scott has signed the Digital Learning Act into law. This law states that all Florida ninth and tenth grade students are now required to complete an online course as part of the 25 credits required for graduation. This requirement applies to students who are in the class of 2015 or any graduating class thereafter. Please see this letter for full details
PARENTS - Order pictures of the Graduation Ceremony. Visit the site below and click on the Gateway Charter button to see and order the proofs.
NO Full Day ISS (Grades 6th - 12th)
In order to protect our students' instructional time we will no longer be instituting full day In-School suspension as a consequence for poor choices. We will however be substituting any Level II action, page 35 of the Code of Conduct, for the ISS consequence. We feel that this will better serve our students by keeping them in their learning environment.
Please view our April Newsletter created by our Leading Edge Team.
Cambridge Advanced Program of Studies (CAPS)
Gateway offers a Cambridge Advanced Program of Studies for grade 9. The Cambridge/AICE Program is an internationally-recognized, pre-university curriculum which offers a rigorous and relevant program of studies and is sponsored by Cambridge University in England.
To find out more about the Cambridge Program visit http://www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa.
For information and to apply, please contact Maricel Knapczyk, Cambridge Program Coordinator at mKnapczyk@gatewaycharterhigh.org
Uniforms for 2010-2011
Purchase uniforms for the new school year at All Uniform Wear located at 11286 S. Cleveland Ave. Their website is www.alluniformwear.com Click on School Member Section and then choose Gateway Charter High School.
Parents, in order to receive emails from the school, please follow these instructions: log on to your SIS account and click on Control Panel. Under Email Settings, click on "I would like to be a part of the PARENT mailing list".
GCHS is proud to be a Florida "A" school.
Gateway Charter High School
We Are The Griffins!
Gateway Charter High School (GCHS) is a public high school chartered by the School District of Lee County to serve 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.
What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are part of a sweeping educational reform that places the highest priority on providing a better education. Charter schools are tuition free and are funded much like a public school, but each charter school is governed privately. Private governance places accountability squarely on the shoulders of the entity running the schools. Every dollar spent through the charter school system is focused on furthering each student’s education. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools must demonstrate success, or they will lose their charter. Charter schools can be managed by municipalities, private companies or individuals.
Gateway Charter High is a member of the Charter Schools USA family of schools. Charter Schools USA is one of the largest providers of charter school management services in the state of Florida. CSUSA manages private and municipal charters for grades Pre-K through 12.
For more information on charter schools or Charter Schools USA, please visit www.charterschoolsusa.com.