Academics

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Academics

Fostering Excellence in all Disciplines

Gateway High School's curriculum fosters excellence in all disciplines associated with a liberal arts education. Students leave Gateway prepared for the rigors of college as well as understanding their strengths and interests as learners. All academic courses at Gateway are Common Core standards-based, value skills as well as content, and emphasize the process of learning along with the product.

Academic Subject Areas

9th Grade Seminar

All 9th students take 9th Grade Seminar. This research-based course is intended to ensure successful transition from middle school to a rigorous, college-prep high school.

Arts

Gateway believes that education must be broader than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Students are required to take at least two full years in the arts, and can choose from a range of courses including Visual Art, Drama, Video and Creative Writing. 

Humanities

Gateway students take three years of humanities, a cross-cultural study of history, literature, and social studies, and fourth year of Civics and English.

Math

Our math program reflects the Common Core's focus on deep understanding of key concepts through exploration and problem-solving. All students will pass at least three years of math through Algebra 2. 

Science

Our science program places an emphasis on students engaging in and grasping science through inquiry-based learning techniques. Gateway students take three years of inquiry-based, hands-on, collaborative science. 

Spanish

All students take three consecutive years of Spanish. The Spanish program offers the option of traditional coursework for students who are new to Spanish as well as a set of classes designed to meet the needs of native and heritage speakers of Spanish or those who have participated in a Spanish-immersion educational setting prior to Gateway.

Physical Education

Students complete 240 hours (or 20 credits) of supervised physical activity (PE) in order to graduate. More information about how students can earn PE credit can be found here.  

Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Courses

Honors Courses

AP Courses

Algebra II Honors

AP Biology

Chemistry Honors

AP Physics 1

English 11 Honors

AP Environmental Science

Pre-Calculus Honors

AP Calculus AB

Spanish III Honors

AP English Literature

Visual Art III Honors

AP US History

 

AP Spanish Language

 

AP Spanish Literature

Electives

Business Math

Office Aide & Teacher's Aide

Creative Writing

Peer Resources

Drama 1

Physical Education

Drama 2 or Theater Performance

Physics

Ethnic Studies

Pre-Calculus 

Gardening

Video 1

Guitar

Visual Art 1

Honors Creative Writing

Visual Art 2

Introduction to Computer Science