Gateway to College works exclusively with students who have not experienced success in a traditional high school. If you are either no longer attending school or are significantly behind in credits and unable to graduate with your peers, Gateway to College may be for you.
If you are performing well in high school and want to make an early transition to college, visit our Under 17 Students or High School Programs sections.
Yes. If you are currently attending high school, please consider staying in school until you know that you have been accepted into the Gateway to College program.
Gateway to College is a scholarship program that pays for college tuition and books.
Your typical college day will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Outside of class time, you’ll be required to spend at least 3-4 hours each day on studying and homework.
Most students are in Gateway to College for one to two years.
You will be enrolled in a Gateway to College learning community at the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College.
At the same time FRCC semesters begin: August and January. See the academic calendar for details.
After successfully completing the foundation term with your learning community, you will transition into regular college classes and can earn both high school and college credit as you work toward your high school diploma.
Your resource specialist will help you select all courses to take after the foundation term. The classes you take will be based on each student’s high school completion plan and educational goals.
Students are expected to:
If accepted into the program, you’ll be assigned a resource specialist who will provide support and access to resources designed to help you be successful. Resource specialists provide the following services:
Applicants who have received special education services and who have an IEP are required to participate in an IEP meeting in the school district where you currently live. A Gateway to College staff member will attend this meeting to determine if FRCC is an appropriate placement for you.
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