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Gateway Application

Please click below to apply to the 9th grade lottery or wait pool. Paper applications are also available below for both the 9th grade lottery and wait pool.

If you need assistance during the application process, please call our main office Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 415.749.3600. We are happy to help.

Applying for the 9th Grade Lottery

Applying for the 9th Grade Lottery

As required by California law, we hold a lottery for admission if the number of applicants exceeds the number of spots available.

If you are an 8th grader applying for the incoming 9th grade class, you must complete the 9th Grade Lottery application by Friday, January 13, 2017, 5 p.m. Applicants will have instant access to lottery results on March 17, 2017, 8 a.m. It is easiest to apply online, but you may also apply with a paper application.

First: Decide whether Gateway High School is right for you

  1. Prospective students and parents may attend an enrollment open house to meet Principal Michael Fuller, attend information sessions and learn about our mission and academic program.
  2. Prospective students may register to shadow a Gateway student and tour the school.
  3. Prospective families may register to visit classrooms during the school day and attend an information session

Next: Complete the 9th Grade Lottery Application

  1. To apply online, create an admissions account.
  2. Submit the online application by Friday, January 13, 2017, 5 p.m. A paper application is also available below.
  3. Submit two proofs of residency by Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
  4. Monitor and verify your proofs of residency. Submissions will be updated in your account by February 28, 2017.

Lottery Results

Lottery results will be posted to your admissions account and mailed to your home on March 17, 2017. We receive 600 applicants for 140 spots in the incoming 9th grade class. If you are selected through the lottery, you need to notify us of your enrollment decision. If you choose to enroll, you must complete your registration. If you are not selected through the lottery, you will receive instructions on how to join the wait pool.

APPLY NOW: 9th Grade Lottery

Applying for the Wait Pool

Applying for the Wait Pool

Gateway High School accepts wait pool applications throughout the year. If you were not selected in the 9th grade lottery, missed the 9th grade lottery application deadline, or are applying for 10th, 11th or 12th grade, you may apply for the wait pool. It is easiest to apply online, but you may also apply with a paper application below.

  • The 9th grade wait pool ranges from 100-200 students
  • The 10th-12th grade wait pools range from 10-30 students

Complete the Wait Pool Application

  1. To apply online, create or login to your admissions account.
  2. Submit the online wait pool application. There is no deadline, but we recommend submitting as soon as you can.
  3. You must submit two proofs of residency.
  4. Monitor and verify that your proofs of residency have been received and accepted.

If a spot becomes available, we conduct a lottery from the wait pool to fill the spot. Gateway enrollment will only contact you with an offer of enrollment. This can happen at anytime as we only offer enrollment on a lottery basis as spots become available.

APPLY NOW: Wait Pool

Paper Applications

Paper Applications

Experience the Power and Promise of Public Education

If you have any questions about the enrollment process at Gateway High School, please contact
Andrea Tacdol, Enrollment Director.

enrollment@gatewayhigh.org
415.749.3600 x 4457


Gateway High School   |   1430 Scott Street   |   San Francisco, CA 94115   |   phone: (415) 749-3600   |   fax: (415) 749-2716   |   contact us
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