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Gateway to College Attracts 50 Participants for Fall 2008
June 04, 2008
Gateway to College is currently enrolling students for fall semester 2008. To begin the process, students must attend an informational and two evaluation sessions, followed by an interview.
Informational sessions will be held on June 24, July 8 and 15, on the Florissant Valley campus at 3400 Pershall Road. In order to attend a session, students must first complete an application, which will be sent upon receipt of the required RSVP.
Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16 to 20 who did not complete high school. It enables them to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certificate, and pays for student maintenance fees and books.
As part of the program, students can join clubs and access labs on campus as long as they adhere to certain rights and responsibilities. Resource specialists will provide support to the students, help them adapt to academic life, function as their motivators and mentors and affirm their decision to re-enter school.
Gateway to College, along with funding from partner school districts, provides support staff and services for up to 350 students from the Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant school districts who left high school without a diploma. Students must meet specific criteria to enter the program and will be dually enrolled at STLCC-Florissant Valley until they complete their high school diploma or reach the age of 21.
The Gateway to College National Network is part of the Early College High School Initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Jobs for the Future, an action/research and policy organization that promotes innovation in education and workforce development, serves as the initiative’s coordinating intermediary.
To RSVP for one of the informational sessions or for eligibility requirements, contact Angela Brooks at 314-513-4216 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.